12 Museums in Tamil Nadu that you should visit - With photos & details

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12 Museums to explore in Tamil Nadu

Home to historic buildings, multi pilgrimage sites, hill stations, cultural arts, and three world heritage sites.

Anna Park30/68, Ondikadai, Salem - Yercaud Ghat Road, Yercaud, Tamil Nadu 636601, India

This is a place to rejuvenate your mind. There are so many things to see, to study and all.

APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, RameswaramRamanathapuram, Tamil Nadu 623529, India

This is a memorial for the former president of India DR APJ Abdul Kalam. This is the hometown of Kalam and place where he was buried.

Chennai Rail MuseumNew Avadi Rd, next to ICF Furnishing Division, Lakshmipuram, Villivakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600038, India

The Chennai Rail Museum is a railway museum in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The museum opened on 16 April 2002 on the premises of the Furnishing Division of the Integral Coach Factory near Villivakkam.

Fossil Park MuseumPerambalur, Tamil Nadu 621106, India

This is a National geological Heritage monument in India of petrified woods within Sathanur which was discovered in 1940 by the geologist M. S. Krishnan of the Geological Survey of India, who hailed from Tanjore.

Gandhi Memorial MuseumCollector Office Rd, Tamukkam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625020, India

This is a memorial for Gandhiji established in 1959. it is one of the five Gandhi Sangrahalayas in  India. It includes a part of the blood-stained garment worn by Gandhi, when he was assassinated.

GD Naidu MuseumPresident Hall Building, 734, Avinashi Rd, Race Course, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641018, India

G. D. Naidu (Gopalaswamy Doraiswamy Naidu) was an engineer who is referred to as the "Edison of India". He is credited with the manufacture of the first electric motor in India. The museum contains unique cars that are collected by G. D Naidu.

Government Museum ChennaiGovernment Maternity Hospital, Pantheon Rd, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600008, India

One of the most famous sightseeing spots in Chennai. there  is a huge collection of artifacts and so many objects relating geology, archaeology, zoology, anthropology, etc.

Government Museum, PudukkottaiKalayanpuram, Thirukkokarnam, Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu 622005, India

Home to some incredible and rare collections of artifacts and relics related zoology, paintings, geology, epigraphy, anthropology, and more.

Padmanabhapuram PalaceChakala, Thuckalay, Tamil Nadu 629175, India

The 16th century palace standing as a finest example of traditional Kerala Architecture and was once the residence of the erstwhile Travancore Royal Family

The Tea Factory & The Tea MuseumDodabetta Road, Mel Koddapmund, Thalayathimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643002, India

A museum which takes u to the evolution of tea and about the verities of the tea leaves.

Thirumalai Nayakkar PalaceThirumalai Nayakkar Palace, Panthadi 1st St, Mahal Area, Madurai Main, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001, India

This palace was erected in 1626 AD in the city of Madurai, by king Thirumalai Nayak. The palace depicts the perfect blend of Dravidian and Rajput styles. After Independence, this palace was declared as a national monument and till date continues to be one of the spectacular monuments of Southern India.

Thiruvakkarai Fossil Wood Park-Geoheritage siteThiruvakkarai, Tamil Nadu 605501, India

This is a notified national Geo -heritage monument maintained by the Geological Survey of India. The park contains petrified fossil woods approximately 20 million years old.