Egmore Government Museum (எழும்புர் அரசு அருங்காட்ச்சியகம்)

Local nameEgmore National Museum
LocationChennai, India

The Government Museum or Madras Museum is a museum of human history and culture located in the Government Museum Complex in the neighbourhood of Egmore in Chennai, India. Started in 1851, it is the second oldest museum in India after the Indian Museum in Kolkata and is the tenth oldest Museum in the World. It is particularly rich in archaeological and numismatic collections. It has the largest collection of Roman antiquities outside Europe. Among them, the colossal Museum Theatre is one of the most impressive. The National Art Gallery is also present in the museum premises. Built in Indo-Saracenic style, it houses rare European and Asian painting of renowned artists, including that of Raja Ravi Varma. It is the third largest museum in the world, and with 0.6 million visitors in 2018. It has the richest collections of bronze idols, 500 of them dating to 1000 BC, in Asia.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_Museum,_Chennai

Address Madras, India

Coordinates 13°4'16.607" N 80°15'24.379" E

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