Government Museum and Art Gallery Chandigarh
Government museum and art gallery in Chandigarh is one of the prominent museums of India that speaks well of the Indian history and partition. Established in August 1947, the museum is known for its rich collection of paintings, artefacts, and sculptures. Moreover, its unique architecture which was designed by Le Corbusier is highly spoken of. On 6th May 1968, Dr. MS Randhawa, then chief commissioner of Lahore inaugurated the museum. The mission of this institution is to encourage appreciation of values embedded in Art and bring it close to the lives of people through interpretation of its rich collection and innovative programs. Located in the center of the town, it offers the view of the Shivalik ranges in the backdrop. Visiting here gives you in-depth knowledge in the form Gandharan sculptures, Pahari and Rajasthani miniature paintings.
The comparatively new city of Chandigarh, in the state of Punjab, is a perfect blend of old and new. Since Chandigarh is situated at the foothills of the Shivalik Hills, the best time to visit Chandigarh is between August and November, when the Fall is in its prime, and the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. There is an overall pleasant weather that is apt for travelling. However, the weather conditions change drastically here, thanks to the proximity of the city to the Himalayas.
Sector-10C | Opp. Rose Garden, Chandigarh 160011, India Suggested duration:1-2 hours.
Open and Closing Time
Visiting Time:10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Closed on Monday and gazetted holidays)
Entry Fee: For Adults: INR 10 For Camera:INR 5
Tips For Visiting Government Museum and Art Gallery
You can book a guided tour in advance at the museum. There are guided tours in Hindi, English, and French. You can get a free audio guide at the ticket purchasing counter.
Near By Attraction
Chandigarh Fitness Trail & Flower Garden Rajendra Park Bougainvillea Garden Musical Fountain Hotels available near by Government museum and art gallery
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Interesting facts about Government museum and art gallery
The Art Gallery consists of various sections like Gandhara sculptures, ancient Indian sculptures, Indian miniature paintings, Medieval Indian sculptures, metal sculptures, epigraphy and numismatics, and decorative art to name a few. Tourists who visit Sukhna Lake Chandigarh often get a portrait made. You’ll find portrait artists sitting in the front area of the lake who make live sketches. Get a sketch made by them and carry memories of the city Chandigarh wherever you go. The charges for making a live sketch are Rs. 200 to Rs. 500. The National Gallery of Portraits showcase images related to the freedom struggle of India, portraits, and paintings of freedom fighters, murals and other documents related to the Indian independence. Chandigarh Architecture Museum is a depiction of the history of Chandigarh. From the planning of the place to the drawings, sketches, models and other tools related to the evolution of the city are displayed in this museum. Sound and Light Show is held here on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during evenings except on gazetted holidays. Special guided tours are available here in English, Hindi, and French which can be availed by the visitors.