Chennai Egmore Government Museum
The Government Museum known as Egmore Museum or the Madras Museum is the second ancient museum in India. The Government Museum was planned by the Madras Literary Society in 1846. It is one of the largest museum in South Asia rich in archaeological collection. It has the large amount of collection of Roman antiquities outside Europe.
The Government Museum, is a multi-purpose State Government Museum located in Egmore, which is in the heart of the city.There is an Archaeology Section, Zoology Section, Botany Section, Geology Section, Numismatics Section, Bronze Gallery , Children’s museum, Art gallery and various other interesting sections and galleries. A best place for learning history of events.
It is situated in a easily accessible place.The atmosphere inside is very good.The exhibits are very interesting and have their own heritage value.The information available are very much educative for students.
The age of egmore museum is more than 100 years old. A rich collection of bronze, Amaravathi marbles and works of preservation along with flora and fauna can be found in the museum.
Skeleton of elephant
The Indian elephant, Elephas maximas is represented by a large, fully articulated skeleton of the solitary elephant at the centre of the gallery. The animal skeleton was a fully grown tusker of exceptionally large size, said to have been 11 feet in height, with a pair of enormous tusks. It had killed two men, and was eventually captured near Chengam, in Tamil Nadu in 1887.