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The museums of Chennai are treasure houses wherein glory of the past and diversity of the contemporary reside. Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state, has been witnessing great many events that have left some long lasting impressions. The city has been the foothold of many great dynasties of ancient South India. Tamil culture, from time immemorial, has been surviving and spreading from the city. Primitive crafts have been modified to fit in the contemporary society. The legacy left behind by antecedent generations and events have been taken due care and its the museums that exist as the protectorate of these entities.

Chennai houses some great museums with rich collections of arts and antiquities. Some reputed museums located in the city include Government Museum, National Arts Gallery, Birla Planetarium, Cholamandal Artists' Village (galleries) and Periyar Science and Technology Centre. Government Museum and National Arts Gallery features some precious collections of arts and crafts. Periyar Science and Technology Centre and Birla Planetarium have in their collection some modern marvels and models of science. Cholamandal Artists' Village houses art galleries where some masterpieces are safeguarded.

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