Tamil Nadu is a land with history and culture. Innumerable historical sites, cities and monuments across the length and breadth of the state are a testimony to this rich cultural past. Tamil Nadu's museums offer visitors a rare opportunity to view culture under a single roof.
Government State Museum
This museum in Chennai is best known for two important collections: sculptures from Amarvati and its famed Bronze Gallery. The Amaravati collection has panels, pillars, carved railings and Buddha statues of Milky white marble from a Buddhist stupa excavated at Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh. There are bronze sculptures from the later Pallava, Chola, Hoysala and Chalukya periods.
Fort St. George Museum
The museum displays collection of portraits and paintings of former governors of Chennai as well as of English royalty. Among the other objects on view are weapons, coins, porcelain and the communion vessels of the church.