Pondicherry Museum

pondicherry, india

History and Culture , Ancient Ruins , Museums
Pondicherry Museum is famous for the collection of rare bronzes and stone sculptures from ancient dynasties. A must visit for history and archaeology enthusiasts.
About Contact Location
About Contact Location
event_available When to visit: january - december
access_time Timing:
10:00 - 17:00 Everyday
hourglass_empty Duration: 1.5 hours
account_balance_wallet Entry Fee: Rs 15
info Tips: Opening Hours: 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm (Daily)
Pondicherry Museum is located in the former Law Building. The museum has a collection of rare bronzes and stone sculptures from the Pallava and Chola dynasties and artefacts excavated from Arikamedu (an ancient port 7 kms from the city that had trade links with the Roman empires).
Source: Apbhuyan
On the ground floor, the major attraction is the central space with 3 curious transport mechanisms - a coach, a palanquin (sedan chair) and a pousse-pousse (an earlier version of the rickshaw) which required two attendants, one to steer and one to push.
The bronze gallery displays the images of gods and goddesses together with a wide collection of temple lamps used across different dynasties down the centuries. Pre-Christian relics which you will find here, such as remnants of Greek and Roman jars, pieces from the Tsung Periods in China and beads made from glass and precious stones were dug out from the Arikamedu site, just south of Puducherry.
The museum also has a Geology room, a shell and fossil room and a collection of handicrafts, coins, church relics and French furniture.

Contact

10:02 PM Local Time

Location

Pedro Canagaraya Mudaliar Street White Town Puducherry Pondicherry Puducherry India 605001
City center: Puducherry
Nearest airport: Puducherry Airport

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