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Monday, January 19, 2009

Government State Museum, Chennai - 115

The two main galleries in this museum display sculptures from Amravati and bronze sculptures.

Government Museum, Chennai is a multi-purpose State Government Museum located in Egmore, which is the heart of the city, spreading to an area of 16.25 acres of land. Six independent buildings in this Museum campus has 46 galleries. Just take a look at the Galleries of the Museum below:

1. Main Building (New Extension Building) Galleries

Sections:

A. Archaeology

1) South Indian Sculptures Gallery
2) North Indian Sculptures Gallery
3) Indus Valley Civilisation Gallery
4) Memorial Stones and Hero Stones Gallery
5) Hindu Sculptures Gallery
6) Amaravati Sculptures Gallery
7) Jain Sculptures Gallery

B.Zoology

1) General Zoology Gallery
2) Flight in Animals Gallery
3) Foreign Animals Gallery
4) Reptile Gallery
5) Bird Gallery
6) Mammal Gallery
7) Coral Gallery
8) Invertebrate Gallery
9) Fish Gallery

C.Botany

1) Systematic Botany Gallery
2) Economic Botany Gallery

D.Geology

1) General Geology Gallery
2) Economic Geology Gallery

E.Numismatics

1. Philately Gallery
2. Front Building

A. Anthropology

1) Arms Gallery
2) Pre-History Gallery
3) Ethnology Gallery
4) Musical Instruments Gallery
5) Folk Art Gallery
6) Physical Anthropology Gallery
7) Puppets Gallery

B. Archaeology

1) Industrial Art Gallery
2) Wood Carvings Gallery

3. Bronze Gallery

A. Archaeology

1) Bronze Gallery (Ground Floor)
2) Bronze Gallery (Mezzanine Floor)
3) Hindu Bronzes Gallery (Second Floor)

B. Numismatics

1) Numismatics Gallery

C. Chemical Conservation

1) Chemical Conservation Gallery.

4. Children's Museum

1) Dolls Gallery
2) Civilisation Gallery
3) Science Gallery
4) Transportation Gallery
5) Technology Gallery
6) Kids Corner

5. National Art Gallery

1) Tanjore Painting Gallery
2) Decorative Art Gallery
3) Indian Traditional Art Gallery
4) Ravi Varma Painting Gallery

6. Contemporary Art Gallery

1) Exposition on the progress of Industries & Handicrafts of TamilNadu (Ground Floor)
2) Raja Ravi Varma Gallery (Fibre Optic Gallery) (First Floor)
3) British Portraits Gallery (First Floor)
4) Modern Art Gallery (First Floor)
5) The Rock and Cave Art Gallery (Second Floor)
6) The Hollographic Gallery (Second Floor)

General Information

Location: Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai - 600 008, Tamil Nadu India.

Accessibility: 1/2 KM from the Egmore Railway Station. 2 KM from the Central Railway Station. 20 KM from Meenambakkam Air Port.

Working Hours: 09.30 a.m. to 05.00 p.m.

Holidays: Fridays & National Holidays viz. Republic Day (26th January),Independence Day (15th August) and Gandhi Jayanthi (2nd October).

Entrance Fee:

Rs. 15/- for adults (Indian Nationals)
Rs. 10/- for children below 12 years (Indian Nationals)
Rs. 5/- for bonafide students and teachers in groups with prior permission (Indian Nationals)
Rs. 250/- or US $ 5 for adult (Non-Indian Nationals)
Rs. 125/- or US $ 2.50 for children (Non-Indian Nationals)
Rs. 75/- or US $ 1.50 for bonafide students and teachers in groups with prior Permission (Non-Indian Nationals)

Camera Fee: Rs. 200/- per camera.

Video Camera: Rs. 500/- per video camera

1. Colour Picture Post Cards - Butterflies - Rs. 30.00 (10 Cards)
2. Colour Picture Post Cards - Bronzes - Rs. 50.00 (10 Cards)
3. Colour Picture Post Cards - Paintings - Rs. 30.00 (10 Cards)

Tickets are issued at the Main Entrance and at the Contemporary Art Gallery from 09.30 a.m. to 04.30 p.m. Commercial film/video shooting is not permitted.

So, I think it take almost 7 days to visit this museum in detail. So go ahead to see entire scenario.

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