Government Museum, Chennai

The Cholamandal Artists' Village of Chennai came into existence in the year 1965 in Mahabalipuram lying in the southern outskirts of Tamil Nadu. It The Government Museum at Chennai is one of the famous museums of the capital city. The Government Museum at Chennai has an unique collection of Amarvati sculptures and the Bronze Gallery, apart from the ancient artifacts and articles. The Government Museum of Chennai is one of the best museums of India and the prime attraction of tourism, next to the popular temples and monuments.

The Government Museum at Chennai is considered to be one of the foremost government sponsored museums in the sub continent of India. The Government Museum in Chennai contains some of the priced collections in the Asian continent. There are grand depositary of extensive art gallery, theater, public library and more. The Chennai's Government Museum is divided into many sections. They are as follows:
  • Geology
  • Archeology
  • Zoology
  • Anthropology
  • Numismatics
  • Botany
  • Sculpture
The galleries of the museum house real treasures and are worth a peek. There are 4 galleries in the Government Museum at Chennai which are as follows:
  • Hindu Sculpture Gallery
  • Bronze Gallery
  • Amravathi Gallery
  • National Art Gallery
The Amaravati collection comprises of panels, pillars, carved railings, the Buddha statues made up of white marble, remains of the Buddhist stupa that are excavated from Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh. The Chennai's Government Museum also has bronze sculptures from the later Pallava, Chola, Hoysala and Chalukya dynasty.

The Children's Museum inside the Government Museum of Chennai is another attractive section dedicated to the children. The galleries of Children's Museum include:
  • Civilization Gallery
  • Transportation Gallery
  • Kids Corner.
Government Museum of Chennai is located off the Pantheon Road in the Egmore region and is open from 9.30 am to 5 pm. The Chennai's Government Museum is closed on Fridays and other public holidays.

Last Updated on 11/2/2011