Government Museum Tours

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Government Museum is a bit of a misnomer, as the complex of 6 structures and 46 galleries houses Chennai’s best collection of scientific and artistic artifacts. This includes the most impressive collection of Pallava and Chola bronze sculptures (dating back to the 10th and 13th centuries) anywhere in the world. The Chola Nataraj depicts the god Shiva dancing in a circle of cosmic fire. Some of the displays and informational placards are a bit dated, but for those with even a mild interest in Indian art, the Government museum is certainly worth a stop.

Come in the morning when the museum opens to avoid the tour bus crowds. Take some time to walk the grounds and take in the detail of the structures themselves, particularly the recently renovated Museum Theatre. Several sculptures and old cannons can be found scattered between and around the main buildings. If you time your visit right, you can catch a performance in the Museum Theatre.
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Address: 486 Pantheon Rd, Chennai, India
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Hours: Sat–Thurs: 9:30am - 5pm
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Admission: Indians: Rs 15; Foreigners: Rs 250; Students: Rs 75
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Private Half-Day Tour in Chennai - India's Gateway to the South

Discover Chennai on this private half-day tour. Visit the oldest English fortress in India and learn about its role in contemporary Tamil Nadu. Head to the Government Museum and National Gallery to admire palm-leaf manuscripts, Amravati paintings, and rare works by celebrated artists like Raja Ravi Varma. Visit a 7th Century temple and enjoy a drive along Chennai’s beautiful waterfront.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Full-Day Tour of Chennai With Marina Beach

Explore the highlights of Chennai on a private full-day tour with your own personal guide. Take in landmarks such as Fort St. George, the Government Museum, and Kapaleeshwarar Temple; then wind down at the Art Gallery of Chennai and Marina Beach. Learn about the history of the city and the British influence in Chennai along the way. Your tour includes private guide and driver, transport by air-conditioned vehicle, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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US$51,00
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Chennai Shore Excursion - Full Day Private Chennai Guided City Tour

Explore the highlights of Chennai on a full-day private tour of the city. See the St. George Museum, St. Mary Church, San Thome Church, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and the Government Museum, and get photo ops of architectural gems like the Central Railway Station, Parry's Corner, and the High Court.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$88,00
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Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with Government Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple

First time in Chennai? Make the most of a private guide and flexible itinerary on this 4-hour sightseeing tour. Unveil the secrets of Chennai’s rich history and heritage as you tour the fascinating Government Museum and admire the 17th-century Fort St George. Then, keep your camera poised as you drive along the scenic Marina Beach and visit the stunning Kapaleeshwar Temple.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Full-Day Tour of Chennai with Kapaleeshwar Temple and San Thome Church

Explore Chennai with your own private guide on a full-day tour of the city. Your guide shows you important religious landmarks including the colorful Kapaleeshwarar Temple, the 17th-century St. Mary's Church, and the ornate San Thome Church. You'll also see the Ripon Building, Government Museum, and take a drive to Marina Beach where you can see the Bay of Bengal, which is part of the Indian Ocean. Includes private guide and vehicle, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Chennai.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour: Chennai Sightseeing Including Fort St George and Government Museum

Experience the wonders of Chennai on this private sightseeing tour. Visit popular landmarks like Fort St George, Madras High Court, the Ripon Building and Government Museum while you explore the capital city of Tamil Nadu with your expert guide. Learn to spot traditional Dravidian (South Indian) and colonial European influences in local architecture and uncover the religious diversity that makes this city so unique. Visit San Thome Cathedral and Kapaleeshwar Temple and wander through the stunning beauty of the local flower market as you gain a true appreciation for this colorful city.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Full-Day Private Guided Tour from Chennai with Hotel Pickup

Explore Tamil Nadu's capital city on this private, 8-hour tour of Chennai, including round-trip transport. Visit top spots of Chennai with your private guide, such as San Thome Cathedral, the Government Museum, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and Fort St. George. Plus spend time on Marina Beach near the Bay of Bengal before calling it a day.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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