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The Government Museum in Chennai is the second oldest museum in India and spread over a lavish 16.25 acres of land also houses the colossal Museum Theatre, which stages Shakespearean plays regularly. The exhibits in the museum are extremely priceless and rare, as is the heritage of the museum itself. Palm leaf manuscripts, Raja Ravi Varma’s famous paintings, and the largest antique Roman collection outside Europe. The Connemara Public Library, one of the most iconic libraries in the city, is also a part of the museum. With a footfall of about a 1000 visitors daily, and more on the weekends. An iconic structure built in Indo-Gothic style, the Government Museum, also known as the Egmore Museum is a one of its kind museum and a gem in the Indian heritage.

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