Government Museum, National Art Gallery and Connemara Library is the Pantheon complex, built before 1789 and was the place of assemblage for the British still it was bought by the Government in 1830. Later, several new building was added to it. Today this complex houses the Government Museum, the National Art Gallery and the Connemara Public Library. The museum has the country’s best collection of South Indian Bronzes among which beautiful bronze icons of Nataraja, Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman are worth mentioning. The museum has geology and anthropology section. Amaravathy Gallery contains rare second century marble sculptures, which depict importance events in the life of Gautama Buddha. The National Art Gallery exhibits several beautiful paintings of Rajasthana period, Mughal period and 17th century Deccani Art.
Map Of Govt. Museum Complex, Tamilnadu :