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Government Museum

Government Museum is a multi purpose museum situated at Vellore, in Tail Nadu. Established in 1985, the museum exhibits objects of art, archaeology, pre-history, weapons, sculptures, bronzes, wood carvings, handicrafts, numismatics, philately, botany, geology and zoology.

The bronze double antenna sword from Vellore, dating back to 400 BC, the stone sculptures from late Pallava to Vijayanagar periods, Ivory chess board and coins used by Vikrama Raja Singha - the last Kandian King of Sri Lanka - are also displayed here.

The museum regularly conducts art camps for school students, study of inscriptions and iconography for college students.

Government Museum is open from 09:00 to 17:00 hrs on all days except Fridays, Second Saturdays and public holidays.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Vellore
Location: Vellore

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