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"A treasure trove of enlightening entertainment"

The Government Museum is of the most fascinating and enlightening excursion spots in Chennai. Structured in Italian architectural style and decorated with vivid patterns, this museum has a rich collection of archaeological and numismatic artefacts, palm-leaf manuscripts, and Roman antiquities. The Hindu Sculpture Gallery, Bronze Gallery, Amravathi Gallery and the National Art Gallery are some of the significant galleries of the museum.

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Government Museum, Chennai

The Government Museum or Madras Museum is a museum of human history and culture located in the neighbourhood of Egmore in Chennai, India. Started in 1851, it is the second oldest museum in India after the Indian Museum in Kolkata. It is particularly rich in archaeological and numismatic collections. It has the largest collection of Roman antiquities outside Europe. Among them, the colossal Museum Theatre is one of the most impressive. The National Art Gallery is also present in the museum premises. Built in Indo-Saracenic style, it houses rare works of artists like Raja Ravi Varma.


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