Museums in ChennaiChennai is a city which is very known for its culture, architecture and museums in India. There are a number of museums in Chennai. The first government funded museum, was opened in Chennai in the year 1851.
The theme of these, vary from the various work of Raja Ravi Varma, and others famous paintings under varied rulers like the Mughal and Rajput.
Government Museum in ChennaiThis museum dates back to the year 1851, and the approvals for the museum, where obtained by the British Governor, from the East India Company.
The bronze objects belong to the Pallava, Chola and the Chalukya periods.
The museum is a distance of half a kilometre from the Egmore railway Station and is 2 kilometres away from the Central Railway Station. It is situated at a distance of 20 Kilometers from Meenambakkam AirPort.
Fort St George Museum in Chennai
The museum of Fort St George is a very famous museum in Chennai, which are often visited by tourist around the world.
Many of the objects on display are items that were used for the war, such as; pistols, cannons, swords and daggers.
Regional Railway Museum in ChennaiThis museum came into existence in the year 2002 and is located in Perambur. The museum houses a number of vintage coaches and steam engines.
Tourists, who travel to Chennai, are not aware of the presence of this museum and it is in the need for more publicity.
At present this museum has joy rides for children, so that they can learn about our rich history and the artifacts that date back, during the British rule.
Other Museums in Chennai:
Rukmini Devi Museum in ChennaiThis museum is devoted to, Rukmini Devi Arundale, the originator of Kalakshetra. The objects on display are the one’s collected by Rukmini Devi herself, and these include household items, paintings and sculptures.
Barathi Memorial Museum in ChennaiThe museum is located in Pondicherry and was the house of the famous Tamil Poet Subramania Bharati. The famous artifacts of this museum include ancient manuscripts, letters and photographs all associated to Subramania Bharati.
Chennai is a city that stands out, in every field, whether it is culture, education and its museums. A trip to these famous museums, often open our eyes, and we learn so much about the life our forefathers have lived, and the dedication of many people to make it distinct.