Museums In Chennai
GOVERNMENT STATE MUSEUM, EGMORE
The first Government-sponsored Museum in the country
opened in Chennai in 1851. It is housed in the Pantheon
Complex, and it is best known for two important
collections:sculptures from Amravati and its famed
Especially impressive are the Arms gallery,
its pre-historic collection,its philatelic collection,
its antique jewellery and the musical instruments
collection.There are bronze sculpture from the later Pallava,Chola,Hoysala
Address : Government State Museum
National Art Gallery
Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai
Note : Closed on Fridays and National Holidays.
FORT ST.GEORGE MUSEUM
The museum displays collection of portraits and
paintings of former governors of Chennai as well as
of English royality. Among the other objects on view
are weapons, coins, porcelain and the communion vessels
of the church.
Address : Fort St. George Museum
Fort St. George, Beach Road
PERIYAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE
Adjacent to the Planetarium, at the Periyar Science
and Technology Centre, scientific inventions are
explained through working models. Among the several
galleries here, are those on Transport, Energy,
Material Science, Life Science, Physical Science,
Innovation, Electronics and Communication.
The campus also facilitates learning while at play,
through its Science park, Traffic park and Eco park.
One of the best Study-tour destinations for school
Note : Open from 10.00 am to 5.45 pm.
Closed on Mondays.