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Government Museum Tours and Activities

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Spread across six structures with 46 galleries, the Government Museum houses Chennai’s best collection of scientific and artistic artifacts. It also houses the most impressive collection of Pallava and Chola bronze sculptures (dating back to the 10th and 13th centuries) anywhere in the world.

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Sat–Thurs: 9:30am - 5pm
486 Pantheon Rd, Chennai, India
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Chennai City Sightseeing Tour

Chennai City Sightseeing Tour

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Chennai is full of old heritage buildings, from ancient Pallava-era temples to colonial-era churches and public buildings constructed under British rule. This tour takes you to some of the most interesting structures, from the 7th-century Kapaleeswarar Temple to the 20th-century Ripon Building, all in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.44
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$37.44
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Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with Government Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple

Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with Government Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple

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First time in Chennai? Make the most of a private guide and flexible itinerary on this 4-hour sightseeing tour. Unveil the secrets of Chennai’s rich history and heritage as you tour the fascinating Government Museum and admire the 17th-century Fort St George. Then, keep your camera poised as you drive along the scenic Marina Beach and visit the stunning Kapaleeshwar Temple.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.00
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$88.00
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Local Heritage and Architecture Tour of Chennai (Madras)

Local Heritage and Architecture Tour of Chennai (Madras)

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Discover the heritage of Chennai (Madras) on a full-day tour that features the diverse architecture found in the city. See prime examples of Indo-Saracenic style, which flourished in the 19th century as British architects combined Britain Gothic styles with India's Indo-Islamic architecture. Includes pickup and drop-off, and private transportation.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.40
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$35.40
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Chennai Shore Excursion - Full Day Private Chennai City Tour

Chennai Shore Excursion - Full Day Private Chennai City Tour

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Explore the highlights of Chennai on a full-day private tour of the city. See the St. George Museum, St. Mary Church, San Thome Church, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and the Government Museum, and get photo ops of architectural gems like the Central Railway Station, Parry's Corner, and the High Court.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$80.00
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$80.00

Private Half-Day Tour in Chennai - India's Gateway to the South

Private Half-Day Tour in Chennai - India's Gateway to the South

Discover Chennai on this private half-day tour. Visit the oldest English fortress in India and learn about its role in contemporary Tamil Nadu. Head to the Government Museum and National Gallery to admire palm-leaf manuscripts, Amravati paintings, and rare works by celebrated artists like Raja Ravi Varma. Visit a 7th Century temple and enjoy a drive along Chennai’s beautiful waterfront.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

An extraordinary - UNESCO Monuments Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

An extraordinary - UNESCO Monuments Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

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Travel by private, climate-controlled vehicle to Mahabalipuram, the seaside Tamil Nadu city famous for its UNESCO-listed rock-cut caves and monuments. See impressive, three-dimensional illustrations of the Mahabharata—India’s national epic—cut from colossal stones, and marvel at the ancient coastal Shore Temple. Tours include complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off in Chennai.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.32
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$94.32
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Private Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

Private Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

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Mahabalipuram is an ancient port town known for its 6th-century rock-cut temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore exquisite stone statues on this exclusive city tour, which gives an in-depth overview of sites like the famous Five Rathas, a set of Dravidian rock temples, and the Sea Shore Temple, an 8th-century granite shrine facing the Bay of Bengal. Round out the day with visits to DakshinaChitra, a “living museum” dedicated to showcasing South Indian culture, and the Madras Crocodile Bank.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.60
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$45.60
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Museums Tour of Chennai

Museums Tour of Chennai

This cultural city has many stories behind every arts and crafts, especially when it comes to Museums these below list are the Top as per the ratings and reviews;  Chennai Rail Museum (Closed on all Mondays & National Holidays), Government Museum (Closed on all Fridays & Natonal Holidays), Fort Museum (Closed on all Fridays & Natonal Holidays),
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.56
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$47.56
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6 Days - The best of Tamil Nadu South India

6 Days - The best of Tamil Nadu South India

Enjoy amazing 6 days tour of Tamil Nadu offering with pre-booked 03 stat accommodations and English speaking driver for all transfers & sightseeing as per tour program - A land of cultural and religious heritage, offers every chance to its tourists and pilgrims to be enchanted with the vast plethora of history and beauty that it has. It is a blend of both- the modern and the ancient, which makes Tamil Nadu a beautiful destination to explore and experience our past cultural heritage with all the amenities of the present. Tamil Nadu, a South Indian state, is famed for its Dravidian-style Hindu temples.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$605.28
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$605.28

Visit Top 5 Museums In Chennai

Visit Top 5 Museums In Chennai

Chennai is one of the four major cities of India and is also the capital of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is famous for its numerous temples and colorful silks. On this tour explore some of the museums of Chennai that showcase collections ranging from the days of the Pallava Kings to the present day. Highlights • Chennai Rail Museum • Government Museum • Fort Museum • Birla Planetarium • Cholamandal Artists’ Village
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.00
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$190.00
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Private Heritage Tour Of Chennai (Madras)

Private Heritage Tour Of Chennai (Madras)

On this half day tour discover the architectural heritage of Chennai. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, the city once served as a trading outpost for the East India Company. Drive past some of the heritage buildings of Chennai and discover the colonial past of the city. You will be able to see prime examples of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, which flourished in the 19th century as British architects combined Gothic styles with India's Indo-Islamic architecture. Highlights • Indo-Saracenic architectural style • Photo stop at buildings with Gothic, Islamic, and Hindu characteristics • Learn about Chennai's history and culture through the lens of its buildings • Visit to the Government Museum, second oldest museum of India
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.00
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$71.00
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Private 10 Nights 11 Days South India With Mumbai Tour Package

Private 10 Nights 11 Days South India With Mumbai Tour Package

* Approved by: Govt. of IThe Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) * TripAdvisor 2018 and 2019 Winner - Certificate of Excellence * With the trust quality of more than 10+ years in the industry and recommended by thousands of our satisfied customers * 24/7 Assistance * Get a personalized day-by-day itinerary for your vacation * Quality of service
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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,196.85
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$1,196.85

Trip to Visit Architectural Heritages in Chennai

Trip to Visit Architectural Heritages in Chennai

Chennai is home to the second largest collection of heritage buildings in the country, has more than 2,467 heritage buildings within the city, on this tour traveller can visit some of important attractions
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.64
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$48.64
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Archaeologist Curated Stone or Bronze Chennai Museum Walk 1 - 15

Archaeologist Curated Stone or Bronze Chennai Museum Walk 1 - 15

- Special curation by the experienced Archaeologist - Learning creativity aspects of sculptures, beauty of artefacts, some mythological stories behind the idols, archaeological and history of the region and India in general
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.45
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$36.45
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What are Government Museum hours of operation?
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Government Museum hours of operation: Sat–Thurs: 9:30am - 5pm . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Government Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Government Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Government Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Government Museum costs USD 35.40. Guided Government Museum tours start around USD 35.40 per person.
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