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Government Museum and National Art Gallery in Chennai

·        Summer: 22 to 42° C (Hot)

·        Winter: 18 to 32° C (Cool)

·        Monsoon: June to August

Best time to visit:  November to Februaryhttp://waytoindia.com/WebResource.axd?d=p1UmCG8__v6H1zmJRMZi99D4a85-gecLgxCoZkdc

Opening Time: 09:30 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Fridays and National Holidays

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 15
Children:  INR 10 (fo
Cameras:  INR 200
Video Camera:  INR 500
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  USD 5
Children:  USD 2.50,
Cameras:  INR 200
Video Camera:  INR 500

The Government Museum in Egmore at Chennai, unfoldedin about 16 acres, houses six independent buildings and forty-six art gallerieswithin its premise. Famous as one of the oldest and major museum houses in thestate, the Pantheon Complex of this museum is home to the renowned National ArtGallery.


Known as the oldest yet most interesting art galleriesin India, the National Art Gallery upholds the treasured retentions of thestate. Also popular as Victoria Memorial Hall, this art gallery is made of redstones.


Inspired from the architecture of the Mughal period, thegallery displays ancient yet eye-popping antique pieces of various dynasties inone premise. The Government Museum and National Art Gallery are a real treatfor history and art buffs.


Visitors can also enjoy the sight of numerous nearbyattractions like V.G.P. Golden Beach Resort, Muttukadu, Crocodile Bank andCovelong etc.


Road: The city is well networked by road. You can enjoy a convenient drive on the road from Bangalore. You can also take luxury bus from Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.

Railway: Chennai Egmore Railway Station (about 1.3 km.) is the nearest railhead to reach the museum and art gallery. You can walk from the station to the museum.

Airway: Anna International Airport located about 18 km. away is the nearest airport to reach the museum. The airport is connected to major cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata and others.