Set at the heart of the town, Pondicherry museum is rather historical than cultural or religious. The place is an excavation of archaeologist and discovery defines history in most requisite manner. The collection unveils the mystery of Arikamedu Roman settlement beside that it relates to dynastic hegemony of Pallava and Chola very dominant in coastal areas that time. It would be interesting walk to understand the influence of French as their chronicles is proudly attached to galleries and indigenous collection like sea shells and handicrafts are some of the interesting things to note regarding Pondicherry Museum.
Details and more collection
The multilayered museum has been set up for multipurpose work; it is home to some religious figures like bronze sculptures and images of Lord Buddha. Interesting collection of that age includes weapon of choice and armoires from the days of Vijayanagar and Nayak periods. The terracotta figures are rather more artistic but there are shards of Arretine and Roulletted ware, amhorae, burial urns, glass beads etc comes on the list of historic collections. The architecture genius and decor of French cannot be denied place and museum holds French furniture, mirrors, lamps, paintings, porcelain, crockery and cutlery. Other chronicles straight from the museum include printing press of 18th century beside that journals and books are also there in the list.
10 am till 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 Pm, all days a week.
Things not allowed
Eateries and pet are not allowed.