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Government Museum Tours

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Government Museum
Government Museum is a bit of a misnomer, as the complex of 6 structures and 46 galleries houses Chennai’s best collection of scientific and artistic artifacts. This includes the most impressive collection of Pallava and Chola bronze sculptures (dating back to the 10th and 13th centuries) anywhere in the world. The Chola Nataraj depicts the god Shiva dancing in a circle of cosmic fire. Some of the displays and informational placards are a bit dated, but for those with even a mild interest in Indian art, the Government museum is certainly worth a stop.

Come in the morning when the museum opens to avoid the tour bus crowds. Take some time to walk the grounds and take in the detail of the structures themselves, particularly the recently renovated Museum Theatre. Several sculptures and old cannons can be found scattered between and around the main buildings. If you time your visit right, you can catch a performance in the Museum Theatre.
Address: 486 Pantheon Rd, Chennai, India
Hours: Sat–Thurs: 9:30am - 5pm
Admission: Indians: Rs 15; Foreigners: Rs 250; Students: Rs 75
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Chennai City Sightseeing Tour

Chennai City Sightseeing Tour

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Private Half-Day Tour in Chennai - India's Gateway to the South

Private Half-Day Tour in Chennai - India's Gateway to the South

Discover Chennai on this private half-day tour. Visit the oldest English fortress in India and learn about its role in contemporary Tamil Nadu. Head to the Government Museum and National Gallery to admire palm-leaf manuscripts, Amravati paintings, and rare works by celebrated artists like Raja Ravi Varma. Visit a 7th Century temple and enjoy a drive along Chennai’s beautiful waterfront.
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Chennai Shore Excursion - Full Day Private Chennai City Tour

Chennai Shore Excursion - Full Day Private Chennai City Tour

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Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with Government Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple

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First time in Chennai? Make the most of a private guide and flexible itinerary on this 4-hour sightseeing tour. Unveil the secrets of Chennai’s rich history and heritage as you tour the fascinating Government Museum and admire the 17th-century Fort St George. Then, keep your camera poised as you drive along the scenic Marina Beach and visit the stunning Kapaleeshwar Temple.
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Chennai Full Day Sightseeing in a Private Car

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India Tour from Chennai to Mumbai in 34 Days

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Incredible India welcomes you to explore a slice of her marvels. The itinerary of India Tour will take you a journey to explore the hidden treasures of this Indian subcontinent.
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Visit Top 5 Museums In Chennai

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  • 6 hours
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Museums Tour of Chennai

Museums Tour of Chennai

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Private Heritage Tour Of Chennai (Madras)

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  • 4 hours
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Day Tour of Chennai City

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A unique full day tour covering the capital city of Tamil Nadu and its main attractions like Fort St.George , Kapaleeshwarar Temple and Marina beach amongst others.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Government Museum hours of operation?
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Government Museum hours of operation: Sat–Thurs: 9:30am - 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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