The National Art Gallery:
The national art
gallery was established in 1857 and is situated in Egmore.
Various sectors of archaeology, anthropology, geology,
numismatics, botany, zoology, armoury and many more are the
key features of this museum.
Formerly known as the Pantheon complex
during the British rule, this place was bought by the
government in 1830. The government museum, established in
1851, comprises of major galleries like the Main building,
front building, Bronze gallery, Children's gallery,
National art gallery, and the contemporary art gallery.
1890, the Connemara library is a part of this cultural
complex which is proud of its architectural unity and is
one of the four national depository libraries in the
country and a depository library for the UN as well. It
receives a copy of all books, newspapers, journals, and
periodicals published in the country. The library comprises
of a Periodicals hall, text book section, video room,
Braille library, reference room, floor for books from
Indian languages, and an IAS study centre.
and Technology Museum:
popularly known as 'Thanthai Periyar'. He was the father of
the Dravidian movement and the author of 'Suya Mariyathai
Iyakkam' (Self respect movement). The Science and
Technology Museum located at Kotturpuram is named after
him. This museum provides a vast knowledge on science and
technology, is definitely a delight for the science
students and scientists. There are different galleries
called Science Park, Traffic Park and Eco Park that imbibes
scientific knowledge on life science, physical science,
innovation, energy, transport and electronics &
Rare collections of
weapons, medals, costumes, coins, uniforms, and other
artifacts from the British period are found here.
This is situated on the river banks of
the Coovum river in Mount road. It is one of fair grounds
where a lot of people come to visit the exhibition and some
fair trade also going on in the place.
The Birla planetarium also known as
the Periyar Science and Technology Centre, at Kotturpuram,
Chennai brings a vivid experience of the cosmic world with
shooting meteoroids, twinkling stars, the solar system and
the contours of Mars and is a must-see field trip spot for
school children in Chennai.