National Art Gallery in Chennai

The stunning National Art Gallery made in pink sandstone

The stunning National Art Gallery made in pink sandstone | Photo credit: Slasha/wikimedia

National Art Gallery Overview

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Situated on Pantheon Road in Egmore district, the National Art Gallery building is made in pink sandstone, reminiscing that of the Jaipuri-Jaina style. Established in the year 1907 by T. Namberumal Chetty, the gallery was once known as the Victoria Memorial Hall. Displaying Mughal era paintings, religious statues and artifacts, it is also home to handicrafts from tenth and eleventh centuries - that can be found on display here.

The gallery has been divided into four segments - Tanjore Painting Gallery, Decorative Art Gallery, Indian Traditional Art Gallery and Ravi Varma Painting Gallery (whose paintings are considered to be national treasures).

  • Opening Closing Time 9:30 am to 5 pm (Closed on Friday and National Holidays)

  • Entrance Fee INR 15 (Adults); INR 10 (Children)

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Panthian Road, Egmore, Chennai