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Government Museum Complex

Government Museum Complex spreading to an area of 16.25 acres is situated at Pantheon road between Egmore and Anna Salai. Previously known as Pantheon Complex in the British period, the museum was established in 1856 and has departments of National History and Art. There is an exquisite collection of more than 2000 Indian bronzes and Amaravathi marbles belonging to the Buddhist period, 2nd century AD. Three great buildings of architectural value - the Museum Theatre, the Extension hall and the Connemara Public Library are in this complex. The present Museum has several sections, altogether 46 galleries in six independent buildings. Four galleries- Hindu sculpture gallery, the Amaravathi gallery, the Bronze gallery and the National art gallery constitute the main attractions. The Museum opens from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m on all days except Fridays and national holidays . Tickets are issued at the Main Entrance and at the Contemporary Art Gallery from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Free Guide Service is available at 11.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m

Director of Museums,
Government Museum, Pantheon Road,
Egmore, Chennai - 600 008,Tamil Nadu India.
Phone: General - +91-44-2819 3238 , Director of Museums- +91-44-2819 3778
Fax No : +91-44-2819 3035
Contact : E-mail

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