St. George Fort Museum tamilnadu

St. George Fort Museum

Chennai was formerly called Madras and the city is known for its cultural, educational and economic centres in South India. The city of Chennai houses many ancient and historical relics and structures. The St. George Fort Museum in Chennai is one place that houses such relics.

St. George Fort Museum - Chennai

Constructed in 1644, Fort St. George is currently a museum showcasing South Indian British history. For historians and those curious about Indian history and the independence movement, this museum serves as a central resource. The European-style edifice contains cannons, Armor, weaponry and other artefacts from India's British era. A beautiful example of the military architecture marvel, the St. George Fort is probably the most noticeable ancient monument in Chennai.

St. George's Fort is divided into two parts: one is St. Mary’s Church and the other is the Fort Museum's. Mary’s church is one of the oldest churches as well as the oldest Anglican Church which was built by the British. One of the unique features here is the 150ft flagstaff which is entirely made of teakwood. Though it is not visible, its relics are still visible. Another striking building here is the Fort St. George Museum, which houses the relics of the British personnel who inhabited this fort. It was used as the madras bank in 1795, Upstairs the large hallway was used for both entertainment and public meetings. But nowadays, the Fort Museum showcases a host of artefacts such as coins, medals, paintings, and so on, that belong to the colonial period.

There are a few life-sized portraits of British generals, lords and other envoys who administered British rule in India hanging on the wall. This place has been one of the most coveted by historians and tourists in South India.

The Arignar Anna Zoological Park is located near the fort, along with the Kishkinta Theme Park and the Cholamandal Artists’ Village. The museum is visited by many tourists throughout the year owing to its rich cultural and historical showcasing.

This place would give you cherishing memories and the awe-inspiring grandeur of Indian history.