Hours of visiting
- Working Days
Mon - Sun
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Every Friday, Republic Day (26th Jan),
Independence Day (15th Aug) &
Gandhi Jayanthi (2nd Oct)
|Bonafide School Students
The proposal for a Museum in Madras was mooted by the Madras Literary Society in 1846 AD and Sir Henry Pottinger, the then Governor, obtained the sanction of the Court of Directors of the East India Company in London.
In January 1851 AD, Dr. Edward Balfour, Medical Officer of the Governor's Body guard was appointed as the First Officer in charge of the Government Museum. The notification in the Fort St. George Gazetteer dated 29th April 1851 AD contained the first announcement regarding the opening of the Madras Government Museum...
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