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State Government Museum

Vellore

State Government Museum Overview

Ranked 10 of 97 sightseeing in Vellore

The State Government Museum is a prominent tourist attraction within the Vellore Fort. This museum was opened in 1985. The museum holds a display of numerous objects of art, archaeology, pre-history, weapons and sculptures. There are also exhibits of wood carvings, handicrafts, numismatics, philately, botany, geology and zoology.

One of the galleries in the museum holds a display of the historical monuments of the composite North Arcot District. The museum also has an exhibit of a bronze double antenna sword, which belongs to the Vellore Taluk and dates back to around 400 BC.

Among other exhibits of  the museum are stone sculptures from the late Pallava to the Vijayanagar periods and ivory chess boards and coins that were used by Vikrama Raja Singha.

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
Saturday:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
Sunday:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
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Museums
Entry:
paid
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