Government Museum and Art Gallery

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    Location: Sector, 10C, Chandigarh, 160011, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: One to two hours (approximately)

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    This museum is situated in Chandigarh in India. Basically, a museum means a building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest are stored and exhibited. So it’s a museum of ancient paintings where Gandhara sculptures, mang ancient paintings, and medieval sculptures are exhibited. It is one of the most popular museums in Chandigarh as well as India.


    Government Museum and Art Gallery in ChandigarhMany of the sculptures present in this museum were earlier brought from the Central Museum. That is, the Central Museum of Pakistan period which was located in Lahore was brought from there. Basically, this change in the museum took place after the partition of the country in 1947.


    The main designer of the museum building was Le Corbusier. He was a man of Switch origin but was a citizen of Funs. He was accompanied by three other architects. They are Manmohan Nath Sharma, Shiv Dutt Sharma, and Pierre Jeanneret. First, the architecture was designed from 1060-1962 and the building was under construction from 1962-1967.  Presently the museum is under Chandigarh administration.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Government Museum and Art Gallery in ChandigarhThe museum has about 10000 artifacts. Also, this museum is a monument of various ancient civilizations. You can also see here Gandhara art gallery, 19th-century manuscripts from Kashmir, Ancient and Mediaeval Indian Sculptures, Metal sculptures, Miniatures, Manuscripts, Textiles, Numismatics, Contemporary Indian Art, and many others.

    Opening Hours

    1. Monday Closed / Holiday
    2. Tuesday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    3. Wednesday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    4. Thursday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    5. Friday             10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    6. Saturday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    7. Sunday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Entry & Others Fees

    30 rupees per person for Adults and it’s free for children.

    How to Reach

    By air: The nearest airport to the Government Museum and Art Gallery is the Chandigarh International Airport. It is well connected with the other major cities of India. From there you can hire any local transport to reach your destination.

    By train: The Chandigarh Junction railway station is the closest to the Government Museum and Art Gallery. It is also well connected with the other major cities of India. You will find taxis and cabs outside the railway station, which can take you to your desired place easily.

    Tips for Travellers

    • Carry your belongings in a small bag.
    • Carry a photo ID card
    • Bring a water bottle


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, It’s a safe place. The museum is well-maintained by the authorities.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed inside Muchalinda Lake?

    Ans: Yes photography is allowed inside the museum and you have to pay an extra charge for it. (Rs. 30 for the camera)

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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