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Audio Guided tour

Enjoy the tour of Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh with AUDIO GUIDE.

Sound and Light Show

Winter Timings: 6:30PM To 7:15PM
Summer Timings: 7:30PM To 8:15PM

Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday except on gazetted holidays. Entry is free.


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Guided tour
  • Daily at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Special guided tour for school children with prior appointments are arranged.
  • Dr. Seema Bhalla, a research scholar of History of Art, an Art critic and Curator, volunteers as citizen of Chandigarh, to conduct a free guided tour of Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh in three languages Hindi, English and French. Interested individuals and groups can contact the Museum for registering themselves, a week in advance, subject to her availability (For foreign nationals, atleast 2 weeks in advance) Registration can be done through email (museum@chd.nic.in), Phone No. +91 0172-2740261, Mobile No. +91 9464121077 (between 10 am to 4 pm except on Sundays and holidays)
Museum Shop

The museum has two shops for the sale of its various publications and models in its two wings namely, Government Museum and Art Gallery and Natural History Museum . The Museum has brought out general publications in the form of a handy guide, hand lists, monographs and books, sets of picture postcards and reproductions of the masterpieces of the Museum collection. These include the following major ones:

Note : The prices do not include the postage and packing charges.

Reference Library "Images of Reference Library" Click here

The Museum reference library offers a comprehensive reference material consisting of approximately eleven thousand books, journals and rare books on art, culture, history, architecture, archaeology, conservation and religion. It also includes a gift of books, manuscripts, art correspondence and other archival material related to Chandigarh by Late Dr. M.S.Randhawa from his personal collection.

The library is primarily meant for the use of staff of the museum. It can also be used by the scholars, students, artists and art lovers with the permission of the museum Director.

Timings : 10.00 AM to 04.30 PM

Tuesday to Sunday (except the Monday and gazetted holidays)

Gallery Photography, Sketching and Copying

Still photography is permitted for private, non-commercial use only in the Museum's galleries devoted to the permanent collection. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred and distributed without the prior permission from the Director.

To reproduce a photograph of the Museum collection, Rs. 500 has to be deposited as royalty/fee of one reproduction. The permission shall be valid for one year only.

It is necessary that two complimentary copies of the publication bearing the reproductions of the objects of this Museum and containing a courtesy citation should be sent to the Museum for its record. The credit line shall read "Courtesy: Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh. ( India )"

The use of tripods and flash is prohibited. Movie and video cameras are prohibited. The Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs of objects in its collection.

Sketching with pencil, felt tip, ballpoint, crayon, pastel and charcoal is permitted in all galleries of the Museum devoted to the permanent collection and in most special exhibitions. The use of ink, fountain pen, and watercolour is prohibited. While sketching, care should be taken not to hinder the normal flow of visitors in the galleries. To copy works in the Museum's collection with acrylic or oil paint, written permission of the Director is required.

Auditorium "Images of Auditorium" Click here

"Rules for booking of Auditorium" Know more

Auditoriums is available for rent as per charges given below :

  • Rent Rs 2500/- for 3 hours
  • Air conditioning charges for 1000/- for 3 hours
  • Security deposit Rs 500/- (refundable)
Exhibition hall"Images of Exhibition Hall" Click here

"Rules for booking of Auditorium" Know more

Hall is available for rent as per charges given below :

  • Rent Rs 2500/- for day
  • Air conditioning charges for 1000/- for day
  • Security deposit Rs 500/- (refundable)