Government Museum in Chennai
The Government Museum is located in the heart of Chennai over an area of 16.25 acres of land. It is situated on Pantheon Road, Egmore.
The working hours are from 9:30 am to 5 pm. The museum has a holiday on Friday, the Independence Day (15th August), the Republic Day (26th January) and Gandhi Jayanthi (2nd October).
There is an entrance fee, camera fee and video fee. In the museum there are six independent buildings that have forty six galleries.
The main building galleries have sections for Archaeology, Zoology, Botany, Geology and Numismatics. The front building has sections for Anthropology and Archaeology.
The bronze gallery has sections like Archeology, Numismatics and Chemical Conservation. The fourth building is the children’s museum which is comprised of Dolls gallery, Civilization gallery, Science gallery, Transportation gallery, Technology gallery and kids corner.
The fifth building is the National Art gallery. This has four sub-sections – Tanjore Painting gallery, Decorative Art gallery, Indian Traditional Art gallery and Ravi Varma Painting gallery.
The sixth building is the Contemporary Art gallery.