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Fort Museum

The museum at Fort St. George contains some fascinating items belonging to the early days of the British East India company and the colonial period. It was established on January 1948, with a collection of objects of the British era received from the then Madras Presidency Government, the Madras Government Museum, St. Mary's Church and disbanded army units. It has 10 galleries displaying historic and artistic pieces over 3600 in number. A tall marble statue of  Lord Cornwallis with the two captive sons of Tipu Sultan graces the entrance. The old uniforms, weapons, coins, padlocks, old prints and palanquins are displayed here. The banquet hall upstairs has a collection of paintings of the governors and officials of the British regime. It is now maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. The Museum opens from10am to 5pm on Saturday to Thursday.

Contact :
Fort Museum,
Fort St.George, Chennai - 600009
Phone :+91-44-2567 1127

  Nearby Attractions
›› High Court Building
›› Valluvar Kottam
›› Fort St. George
›› St. Mary's Church
›› Marina Beach
›› Government Museum Complex
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