The Government Museum, Chennai is a must place to go if you are in the city – till a few years ago, it was maintained poorly, but thanks to Government initiatives and capable officers, nowadays it is looking better. The museum is spread across six buildings and it houses a variety of galleries – Archaeology, Zoology, Numismatics, Natural History, Bronze, Paintings, Children, Culture, Music and more. Started in 1851, it is the second oldest museum in India after the Indian Museum in Kolkata. You can check out the posts on my earlier visits to the museum in 2010 and 2014.
The entry ticket is ₹30 and the ticket for using your camera (including your mobile) is ₹200. As per the ticket, the museum is open from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM on all days except Fridays and national holidays.
I visited the museum today to see a special exhibition that’s happening from 11.Jan.2018 to 12.Feb.2018. Titled Iyal Isai Museum, rare musical instruments and dance sculptures from the museum’s archives are being exhibited for public viewing. Next week for the finale, cultural events and talks are planned, on the same title. Below is a photo blog on my visit today.
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