It is a nice place to experience the history of city beautiful and pretty good to know about other historical interest.
Around 4000 years of history - documented and preserved very well! This museum deserves better attention, upkeep and time to visit.
A great collection of archaeological objects of different periods, particularly the fascinating Gandharan scuptures inherited by the Museum. The contemporary art gallery is also worth a visit.Thankfully the museum now allows photography in the galleries.
The Museum building is great - there are 3 buildings in all. The pieces are great. Variety in spite of limited collection. Free guides available. Well displayed and arranged. people are very helpful. Photos are also allowed. Fees are INR10 entrance and INR 5 for camera. it has many sections - art, sculpture, textiles etc.Art gallery has children art.3rd bulding is small and houses history, planning and maps of Chandigarh, Visit this to understand how a city can be conceptualized and then actualized.
This is a must visit place if you are an art lover. It has a large collection of old and new paintings, textile work, coins, rocks etc. It is a 10 minute ride from the Bougainvillea garden. You can take an auto or cycle rickshaw for Rs.30-40. Timings: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Closed on Mondays and Govt.holidays Time needed: 1 hours Ticket : Rs.10 For more details on Chandigarh, visit this blog : http://ultracoolsolitarywanderer.blogspot.in/2014/05/chandigarh-2-3-days.html
The building followed Le Corbusier style of architecture. The museum has a good collection of art & sculptures. However the spaces inside are really welled designed & detailed. A good place to visit in Chandigarh for an art lover.
The ancient sculptures - both Hindu and Buddhist are wonderful. There are also nice textiles and miniature paintings. One room with bronze sculptures had very little lighting making it difficult to really see, but other than that - great museum.
The Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh is an art gallery in the Indian Union Territory Chandigarh, located in the city of Chandigarh (Sector 10-C near the Rose Garden).Located in Sector 10, Government Museum & Art Gallery in Chandigarh is a very famous tourist attraction place that houses magnificent Gandhara period stone sculptures. This museum is open on all days except for Monday. Government Museum & Art Gallery came into existence in the year 1968. The credit for the wonderful designing of this museum goes to Le Corbusier. Chandigarh Government Museum and Art Gallery is a perfect place for viewing the prehistoric fossils and artifacts. You can also find beautiful miniature paintings over here. The museum also has a spacious reference library to meet the intellectual needs of scholars and students. It houses a number of art galleries, which can be broadly classified as Gandhara and Hindu Sculptures, Miniature Paintings, Decorative Arts and Coins & contemporary art gallery.Timings: It opens for public daily between 10:00 a. m. and 4:30 p.m. except on Mondays, National and Public holidays.Entry Fee: Rs. 10/- (Rupees ten only). There is no entry fee for children below 12 years and senior citizens.Camera Fee: Rs. 5/- (Rupees five only)Guided tour: Daily at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.Special guided tour for school children with prior appointments are arranged. Wheelchairs are also available on requiredHistory of the place...The Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh, owes its existence to the partition of the country in August,1947. It is one of the premier institution of India with a very rich collection of Gandharan sculptures, Pahari and Rajasthani miniature paintings. Before the partition in 1947, the collection of art objects, paintings, sculptures and decorative arts, were housed in the Central Museum, Lahore the then capital of Punjab.On April 10, 1948, the division of collection took place by which sixty percent of objects were retained by Pakistan and the remaining forty percent collection consisting mainly of Gandharan sculptures and Indian miniature paintings ( Mughal and Pahari schools) fell in the share of India. Received in the month of April,1949, this collection was first housed in Amritsar then Shimla, Patiala and finally shifted to Chandigarh.Of the various multi-dimensional Museums in India, the Government Museum and Art Gallery at Chandigarh occupies a very distinctive position for not only its unique collection of the objects, but also for other reasons as well. Situated in the heart of the city planned by Le Corbusier, and very close to the city center in beautiful view of the Shivalik range of mountains, the Museum has a very sprawling and spread out campus at one side of which is located the Government College of Art. The Museum building is an attraction in view of the fact that Le Corbusier himself designed it. The Museum was inaugurated on the 6th May, 1968 under the initiative and active support of Late Dr. M.S. Randhawa, renowned connoisseur and patron of art, and the then Chief Commissioner of Chandigarh. Later a few other buildings were added in view of the growing need of the Museum's expansion. The campus in which the Museum is situated is surrounded with selective trees adding grandeur to the campus. The vast expanse of the courtyard of the Museum is dotted with some contemporary sculptures suitable for environmental display.The Museum has four wings of which the largest and the most imposing is doubtless the building of the Art Gallery. Another wing constitutes the Natural History Museum, Chandigarh Architecture Museum and National Gallery of Portraits. The Chandigarh Architecture Museum documents the different stages of development from the inception to the present stage of the city of Chandigarh.The Chandigarh Architecture Museum On display here one can have the glimpse of the original documents pertaining to the planning and evolution of the city, and also of some rare plans, sketches and relevant photographs prepared by Master Planner of the City. The detailed information about this Chandigarh Architecture Museum can be had from a beautifully published handbook for the Museum which is on sale at its reception counter.The Natural History Museumin 2001, in a landmark decision , the existing museum of Evolution of Life was upgraded to its present status as the Natural History Museum with five major sections:Cyclorama of Evolution of LifeNature in Art sectionManuscript sectionEvolution of Man sectionDinosaurs of India section
Boring place if you are not the sort who loves museums and art galleries. Still the collection is worth a visit once.What really strikes you is the classical Indian apathy. You can see a huge number of staff within the museum. They'll be seen gossiping, reading newspapers, playing on their mobile phones. If these people can provide some information on the stations they are posted, it will be more than what can be called a guided tour. But, sadly as all Indian government employees they get paid for doing for nothing. What a waste of money! Fee Rs 10 per person.Using the same ticket you can visit the nearby architecture museum which tells details about how Chandigarh was built!Just outside the museum is a old military tank for photos! :)
Clean, good collection of art. Collections from all over India, Nepal. First about textile(which i dont enjoy much) and then the mesmerizing idols of Gods and awesome collection of paintings. Please dont miss the Saraswathy pic and the pic of GuruNanakji. His eyes full of mercy... wow. I got the photos. But i didn't upload becos i want you to go there and see that. And if you like old coins they have a good collection and lots of miniature art works. Once you are finished there, there is a section called Childrens' art gallery where I suppose the local children display their art work. :) And then the science museum is a nice place for children. The display of dinosaurs is good. Evolution of mankind is also interesting (a little spooky for children hehehehe). A very good place to visit in Chandigarh and the city should be proud of it.