7 Famous Museums in Chennai with Pictures
Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu in South India. It is very famous for its commercial and cultures sides which they offer very beautifully. The city has the prominence of the major Tamil film industry and also holds many cultural events and shows. The city has beaches, temples, parks, cultural sites, historic landmarks which makes it the most visited tourist spots overtaking Mumbai or Delhi.
Beautiful Museums in Chennai with Images:
Let we have to look at the top museums in chennai.
1. Government Museum:
Government Museum in Chennai is situated in Egmore. It is the second oldest museum in Indian and it has been made with a land of 16.25 acres which also makes it one of the largest museums in Asia. They museum consists of 6 different buildings and 46 galleries and the sections they are divided are of archeology, zoology, botany, geology, anthropology and numismatics. There is a theater in the museum which is very attractive.
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2. Fort Museum:
Fort Museum was established in the year 1948 in Chennai. It is managed by the Archeological Survey if India as it exhibits valued objected excavated by the archeologists. The Fort Museum tells us the times of the Kings, the Muslims, British reign and the French East India Company. They showcase arms, uniforms, medals, manuscripts, etc.
3. Regional Rail Museum:
The regional Railway Museum is located in Perambur. It shows the evolutional and developmental processes on Indian railway. The Railway Museum had been inaugurated in 2020 in the Integral Coach Factory, and it consist different types of vehicles like trucks, bogies and different types of trains. In the internal part they have showcased photographs through the old days of Indian Railways. It shows famous railways like that of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Meter gauge EMU, The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, etc. It has also made live signals of train, automatic signals, track crossings, etc. The miniature models are fun for children. In the picture below we can see one miniature at the entrance. This is the oldest museums in chennai.
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4. Dakshina Chitra:
Dakshina Chitra is a famous heritage center situated in Muttukadu and it is near Chennai. It has an open amphitheater which holds regular sculptural events like music and art. Children and adults are offered with workshops where they can learn painting, pottery. They have paintings, palm leaf puppets, shell crafts, bead work, handmade candles, etc,.
5. Dr. Giri’s Museum:
Dr. Giri’s Museum is not like any usual sort of museum which people visit to see historical objects and fact. This museum is sort of a business in which people deal in getting products for occasional use, store and sale them to customers. It is over 50 years now, which has furniture’s, infrastructural products, cooking items, furniture’s for corporate events and other products for occasions.
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6. Rukmini Devi Museum:
Rukmini Devi Museum is in the kalakshetra campus in Chennai. It has been dedicated to rukmini Devi Arundale, who had founded that kalakshetra. The museum exhibits objects of art by rukmini Devi from different places of the world. They include handicrafts, bronze idiols, photographs, paintings, sculptures, utensils, etc. it also has those objects which were the belongings of rukmini Devi which include her writing desk, saris she used to posses, crockery’s of her kitchen, etc.
7. Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Center:
Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Center was established in the year 1983. The main motive behind this was to popularize science among students and adults and it has also been successful to some extent to give people the knowledge of science through its exhibitions. The young generations are inspired and motivated with their interests and it nurtures their brains to think into the deeper world of science, yet in a very playful way, because it has live examples of scientific machines which shows them visually and makes them understand better.