Government Museum Chennai

Government Museum chennai

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Overview of Government Museum

The capital of Tamil Nadu is located in Chennai. Government Museum of Chennai is famous sightseeing that you can’t miss during you visit to Chennai. It is also called the Fort St. George Museum or the Fort Museums. It was opened to the public on January 31, 1948. This museum was started with a small collection of items of British Raj donated by the Presidency Government of Madras, the officers of St. Mary Church, Army units dissolved in the era, and others. Various items were acquired from various means in later years and now there are 3661 registered antiquities in this collection. The best of these (602) items have been displayed in ten galleries.

Attributes of Government Museum Chennai

The building in which the museum is located is one of the oldest buildings built and is yet to be built. This building was completed in 1795 and it was located in Madras Bank. The building of the museum has its own history.

Antiquities have been displayed in ten galleries located in three floors. First of all, Lord Cornwallis (1738-1805), an impressive statue of marble welcomes the martyrs. This statue depicts the scene of the surrender of both sons of Tipu Sultan, who was made by Thomas Bank and it was funded from the money taken from the public. In the lobby after the 1640s, images showing the stages of construction and revival have been kept.

Weapons such as swords, stabbings, rifles and pistols, mortars, crackers, cannon balls, stereotypes, helmets, poles, and during the holiday wars during World Warts, and pieces of balls shot in his defense and three- Weapons like bow are also displayed.

Various ranks of the British Army, the decorator of the governors of Madras Governor and the Under Secretary of Madras Government, the regiment colors of various units and the cadres used in the official coronation ceremony and the various British soldiers fought in the Indian sub-continent. In order to honor them in the battles, about 64 medals issued by the British government and the matter Races, uniforms and medals are displayed in the gallery.

In the porcelain gallery, this type of pottery has been displayed by the East India Company, officially used in the form of food utensils, various pottery pots and arcade nawabs. In the pictures gallery, pictures of George-III and his wife Queen Victoria and Robert Clive, along with pictures of Sir Arthur Havelock, paintings on the canvas are displayed. The first painting of Fort St. George in 1738 is another interesting picture.

Various utensils of silver have been displayed in the Church of Saint Mary Church and Zaman Church, Tranquuber, in the diverse object gallery. Silver utensils of Saint Mary Church include the utensils donated by Elihu Yale who founded the Yale University of America. This Fort, as it was seen in the 19th century, is present in a palatial museum of a large-scale model and locks and iron shelves of the East India Company and the Nawab of Arcot.

The items featured in the print and document galleries include the famous Thomas and his nieces, William Denniel, Salt H. Merck and others. Important documents include some original letters written by Robert Clive and others. These impressions, which are also known as copper-engraving (aquatint), clearly show Indian monuments and scenes and are very hardly made from acid-writing.

In the Indian French gallery, items like fine and ornate ceramic utensils, watches, tickets issued by the French and coins, furniture, lampshades and watches are displayed in India. The art objects of an important Desi Desh Vedayyar, such as paintings, paintings of Mysore style, coins, flags and citations are displayed in the Wodeyar Gallery. Various scenes of the fort prepared by Daniel and others, the prints of the ancient Madras buildings, showing the map of Madras are displayed in the printed Madras print gallery. These sketches highlight the architecture history of the fort, especially in the Madras and finished buildings.

In addition to the above, various coins, issued by the state-run and integrated mints of British, Dutch, Portuguese and Danish, are displayed in coins-related galleries.

There are many antiquities in the reserve, in which the Bible used by Saint Clerm's first marriage register and the Strachnik master, who played a major role in the construction of the church, is remarkable.

How to reach Government Museum

Government Museum is located in Pantheon Road, Beside Government Maternity Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Local Transports are easily accessed to reach Government Museum.

Timing to Government Museum

Saturady to Thursday and afternoon time (2 hours).

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