vellore Museum

The State Goverment Museum,Vellore

The State Government Museum, inside the fort, is opened for public in 1985 and consists of ancient treasures of art, archaeology, anthropology, pre-history, weapons, sculptures, bronzes, wood carvings, handicrafts, numismatics, philately, botany, geology and zoology. The depiction of the historical monuments of North Arcot District in the gallery adds a graceful look to the museum. Bronze double antenna sword from Vellore Taluk of 400 BC., Stone Sculptures from late pallava to vijayanagar periods and the ivory chess board and coins used by the last kandian king of Sri Lanka, Vikrama Raja Singha are among the exhibits of monumental value. Art camp for school students and iconography for college students are a part of educational activities going on in the museum. The museum is situated besides the main bus stand in Lakshmana swamy Town Hall and is open for public all the days from 9 am to 12 noon and from 2 pm to 5 pm. And it is under the surveillance of department of museums.

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