Known for the finest bronze collections in the world, Government Museum is located on Pantheon Road in Egmore, Chennai. From a variety of arms to rare coins, from antiques to vintage stamps, on exhibition at Government Museum are a variety of artifacts. Established in 1857, Government Museum is one of the best museums of India. Government Museum originally belonged to the Pantheon Committee that comprised of a group of British citizens that were in charge of improving the social life of the British living in Chennai at that time. Get to know more about the Government Museum during Chennai Tours.
Government Museum houses an Art Gallery, a Museum Theatre, Connemara Public Library and Department of Natural History. Government Museum is an amalgam of various sections like the ones devoted to geology, anthropology, numismatics, botany, zoology, archeology and sculpture. Watch out exquisite carvings, a good collection of arms, armour, a collection of South Indian musical instruments, jewelry and exhibits from the Stone and Iron ages.
The bronze of Ardhanariswara, an incarnation of Lord Shiva, the relics from the 2nd century AD Amravati Buddhist site and the prehistoric South India are some of the most priced collections of Government Museum in Chennai. Government Museum is open for public on all the days from 9:30am to 5pm. So, donít forget to visit Government Museum, one of the most famous Tourist Attractions in Bangalore during Bangalore Tours