The Government Museum in Egmore is the second oldest museum in the country and has some of the coolest sights you can see. This is a list of six cool things you have to check out at the Government Museum and all for the price of INR 15!
AT INR 15 Only, Step Into The Iconic Government Museum & Check Out These 6 Cool Things
Admire A Life Size Animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex
A life-size animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex that can open its mouth and roar so loud you’ll probably pee yourself. Yes, right here in Chennai. The exhibit is located in the natural history section next to a room with a skeleton of a whale. While it can’t walk, the head of the T-Rex moves from side to side and looks surprisingly life-like. Fans of Jurassic Park will have their minds blown!
Visit One Of The Oldest Libraries In The Country
One of the oldest libraries in the country, the Connemara Library is one of four National Depository Libraries and is located inside the Government Museum complex and is open to all. The National Depository Status allows it to receive all books, newspapers, and periodicals published in India! Started in 1890, the library is known mainly for all the centuries-old publications and ancients texts that it maintains. Ever heard of the Bible? The Connemara Library has the Bible published in 1608, that’s 400 years old! There are 599,999 other books to check out too. Book lovers take note.
Take Lessons At The Children's Museum
Teaching history, physics and other subjects to children can be tough if all they look at is books. One of the six smaller museums in the complex, the Children’s Museum was made for just that reason. The museum is filled with colourful visual exhibits of animal history, Indian history, scientific advancement, and other general knowledge that we’ve all come to pass as commonly known. We remember having fond memories of being taken here as a child.
Get Lost In The Natural History Museum
Living in a city, the only glimpse of wildlife we get is through a TV or a computer. While the visuals and sounds do look pretty, standing in front of a life-size mammoth skeleton is something else. The scale and size of the animals you see on TV is hard to grasp and that’s something that you get at the museum. Their natural history section is vast and contains exhibits of animals from across the globe along with placards to tell you what you’re looking at. You can easily get lost in here for a few hours.
Hang Out At The Museum Theatre
The Museum Theatre is one of the more commonly visited parts of the complex as it is a technological marvel as well as a hub for the city’s theatre groups. The 600 seater museum was built with state of the art acoustics and is fully air-conditioned. Actor’s voices resonate through the walls and can be heard even at the furthermost seats. We recommend checking this place out during a play or a performance as you can really see how amazing the space is.
Gawk At The Many Magnificent Trees
While not officially on the musuems list of attractions, the complex is known for it’s old neem, tamarind, mango and banyan trees. There’s plenty of shade and ample space to sit and relax under a tree. If you haven’t picked and eaten fresh tamarind we recommend you try that out too! In addition to there being beautiful trees around the complex, they have a sculpture garden with intricately drawn stone sculptures that look really pretty.