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Reviews of Government Egmore Museum

  • Jeeva_Ananth Jeeva_Ananth
  • Decades Of History Here Aug 24, 2013

    The Colonial Building of the 19th Century at present houses the Bronze Gallery, Archeological Collections and Epigraphy, Numismatics, Anthropology, Arts, Zoology andBotany and Geology. This National Art Gallery is the finest specimen for the Indo-Saracenicstyle of architecture built with red sand stone. The artifacts such as 16th and 18th century Mughal buildings, Deccan art of the 17th century and the displays of bronzes from 10th and 13th centuries and handicrafts of various periods are present here.

    Visiting hours : 09:30 am to 05:30 pm

    The entrance ticket is Rs.15/- for
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  • Food (for thought). Apr 19, 2011

    It has long irked me that whenever out-of-station relatives and acquaintences come by to town: and ask :"So What is there to see in Chennai?" : we rarely venture apart from the movies, food and drink, the Beach,(add Mall to this list), or whisk him/her/them away to some Resort or golf club on the outskirts of Madras and hope to impress them and ourselves with indulgence of the time spent there.
    After all, Madras is the first 'well done' British Bastion this side of the country and there is a lot of local flavour to top it up as well. In saying that , there are tons of places that you can show
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  • renji renji
  • A Day is not Enough! May 08, 2010

    The first Government-sponsored Museum in the country, it opened in Chennai in 1851.

    Its collection of Bronzes and Buddhist antiques is among the best. Especially impressive are the Arms gallery, its pre-historic collection, its philatelic collection, its antique jewellery and the musical instruments collection.

    The museum has an auditorium of its own. All the buildings inside the museum grounds are old and very intricate.

    The museum is closed on Sundays

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