Government Museum, established in 1980, is located at Gandhi Museum Campus in Madurai
. It has a large collection of bronzes, sculptures, musical instruments and paintings. The museum also showcases an assortment of specimens relating to botany, zoology and geology.
The museum conducts training programs on Thanjavur paintings, Batik art, taxidermy and screen printing. Besides, it operates special summer training camps on Tamil music, bharatanatyam, karate, yoga, varmakkalai, photography, glass painting, fabric painting and doll making.
Visitors are allowed on all days from 9:30 to 17:00 except Fridays, Second Saturdays and public holidays.