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Opening timings for dakshinachitra museum

All days of the week except Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

dakshinachitra museum overview

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address
East Coast Road, Muttukadu, Chengalpet, Tamil Nadu 603118, India
contact
+91-44-27472603 +91-44-27472783 +91-9841425149
entry fee
100
per person for Indians (During Festivals Rs. 120)
250
per person for Foreigners
30
per person for children (5-12 years of age)
50 - 75
per person for students (13-18 years)
70
per person for foreign students
20
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timings
All days of the week except Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
visit duration
4 to 5 hours

about dakshinachitra museum

A place where art sustains culture and a way of life awaits your excited, awe-inspired exploration, Dakshinachitra Museum has since its establishment become the custodian of Southern India’s incredibly rich cultural heritage. Literally translating to ‘a picture of the south’, Dakshinachitra more than just provides a sprawling platform for the expression and performance of arts in its 17 heritage houses, folk performances, contextual exhibitions and recreated streetscapes that are walk through the multi colored tapestry of south India’s culture.


Not only are traditional arts and handicrafts given proper space and resources to flourish through the Madras Craft Foundation, at Dakshinachitra folk performing arts have been given a contemporary edge to find their rightful stage in today’s world. Frequently performances are held in Dakshinachitra’s amphitheatre.


Here you can get a glimpse of the artworks of well established and emerging artists. The entire layout of Dakshinachitra Museum is sure to invoke the interest of even the least artistically inclined person. The walkways take you past heritage houses featuring the cultural heritage of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, artisans’ quarters, craft bazaar, library, activity hall, pavillion, picnic and play area for children, restaurant, art gallery as well as number of other interactive centers.


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