Visit to Fort St.George Museum in Madras
During every visit to Fort St. George Museum, I learn something new about the British era. It may be because I keep forgetting most of what I saw the next day of the visit!
It was 2010 when I had last visited the Fort St.George Museum which is in the same compound as that of the Tamil Nadu State Government’s Secretariat. Today after my meeting at the secretariat, I had some time to spare, so I visited the museum. There is an entry fee of Rs.25 per person (Indian Citizens) collected by Archaeological Society of India (ASI) who own and maintain the museum. Compared to what I remember, the museum seems to be well kept and maintained clean.
Since the museum is inside the secretariat compound, there are strict security checks for entrance, so please have an identity card ready for inspection – I suppose they accept Aadhaar Card, Passport, Driving License, PAN Card and Election Commission ID. Vehicles are unlikely to allowed inside, you may park it in the public parking space opposite to the secretariat on the beach road. For more travel tips check out the Fort Museum page at the TripAdvisor site.
Just like in the Egmore museum, Chennai, there are several stunning portraits painted by the British painters in India depicting the Governors, and, the senior officers of East India Company in the fort museum too. Unfortunately, photography was not permitted.