#45 Visit Egmore museum. Especially take pics with T-Rex

Pantheon Rd, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600008

PHONE : 044 2819 3238

Its the second oldest museum in India.
It is also one of the largest museums in South Asia. It is particularly rich in archaeological and numismatic collections. It has the largest collection of Roman antiquities outside Europe. Many of the buildings within the Museum campus are over 100 years old. Among them, the colossal Museum Theatre is one of the most impressive.

Galleries of the Museum

1. Main Building (New Extension Building) Galleries


A. Archaeology

1) South Indian Sculptures Gallery
2) North Indian Sculptures Gallery
3) Indus Valley Civilisation Gallery
4) Memorial Stones and Hero Stones Gallery
5) Hindu Sculptures Gallery
6) Amaravati Sculptures Gallery
7) Jain Sculptures Gallery


1) General Zoology Gallery
2) Flight in Animals Gallery
3) Foreign Animals Gallery
4) Reptile Gallery
5) Bird Gallery
6) Mammal Gallery
7) Coral Gallery
8) Invertebrate Gallery
9) Fish Gallery


1) Systematic Botany Gallery
2) Economic Botany Gallery


1) General Geology Gallery
2) Economic Geology Gallery


1) Philately Gallery

2. Front Building

A. Anthropology

1) Arms Gallery
2) Pre-History Gallery
3) Ethnology Gallery
4) Musical Instruments Gallery
5) Folk Art Gallery
6) Physical Anthropology Gallery
7) Puppets Gallery

B. Archaeology

1) Industrial Art Gallery
2) Wood Carvings Gallery

3. Bronze Gallery

A. Archaeology

1) Bronze Gallery (Ground Floor)
2) Bronze Gallery (Mezzanine Floor)
3) Hindu Bronzes Gallery (Second Floor)

B. Numismatics

1) Numismatics Gallery

C. Chemical Conservation

1) Chemical Conservation Gallery.

4. Children's Museum

1) Dolls Gallery
2) Civilisation Gallery
3) Science Gallery
4) Transportation Gallery
5) Technology Gallery
6) Kids Corner

5. National Art Gallery

1) Tanjore Painting Gallery
2) Decorative Art Gallery
3) Indian Traditional Art Gallery
4) Ravi Varma Painting Gallery

6. Contemporary Art Gallery

1) Exposition on the progress of Industries and Handicrafts of
Tamil Nadu (Ground Floor)
2) Raja Ravi Varma Gallery (Fibre Optic Gallery) (First Floor)
3) British Portraits Gallery (First Floor)
4) Modern Art Gallery (First Floor)
5) The Rock and Cave Art Gallery (Second Floor)
6) The Hollographic Gallery (Second Floor)

General Information

Accessibility:1/2 KM from the Egmore Railway Station. 2 KM from the Central Railway Station.
20 KM from Meenambakkam Air Port.

Working Hours:9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holidays:Fridays and National Holidays viz. Republic Day (26th January),
Independence Day (15th August) and Gandhi Jayanthi (2nd October)

Entrance Fee:Rs. 15/- for adults (Indian Nationals)
Rs. 10/- for children below 12 years (Indian Nationals)
Rs. 5/- for bonafide students and teachers in groups with prior
permission (Indian Nationals)
Rs. 250/- or US $ 5 for adult (Non-Indian Nationals)
Rs. 125/- or US $ 2.50 for children (Non-Indian Nationals)
Rs. 75/- or US $ 1.50 for bonafide students and teachers in groups with prior
Permission (Non-Indian Nationals)