The Tamil University Museum at Thanjavur in the state of Tamil Nadu is an important museum for its storage of the ancient historical objects. It was established in the year 1983 as a multipurpose museum.
Objects that are exhibited in the museum for the visitors to look upon include cultural objects, replicas of Indus Valley, tools of beads, burial urns, inscriptions on stone in Tamil and Marathi, coins, sculptures, bronze images, wood carvings, arms, models of contemporary paintings, Chellinar house, utensils and knives.
In addition to these, there are also objects like swan, leather puppets, Rajasthani lamps, musical instruments, ivory inlay, Paleolithic, Neolithic, replica of Yazhappanam seal and pottery pieces.
Historians, research scholars and general visitors are welcome to visit the museum between 10:30am to 1pm and 2:30pm to 5pm. The museum observes holidays on Saturdays, Sundays and university holidays.
The museum of the Tamil University has a rare collection of Tamil arts, tradition and culture. It provides all the important materials for the research activities on social and historical aspects of the people of Tamil Nadu.
The museum and the gallery are located in one part of the historical palace called Maratha in the center of the city of Thanjavur. A collection of 3000 objects about crafts, arts and general material of the ancient era of Tamil Nadu.
Highly modern sophisticated methods are used for collection, presentation, preservation, education and research works in the museum. During office hours on working days all general public can also visit the museum.
Displayed items include replicas of Indus Valley, tools of Paleolithic and Neolithic ages, replica of Yazhappanam seal, pottery pieces, beads, burial urns, inscriptions on stone in Tamil and Marathi, ancient coins, wooden and stone sculptures, bronze images, wood carvings, arms, models of swan, leather puppets, Rajasthani lamps, musical instruments, ivory inlay, and contemporary paintings.
Gallery and Museum is which portrays the Tamil Culture and Tamil People is available in Tamil university. Museum in Tamil University is carefully designed to provide the source material for research work on Tamil People. The collections are grouped in Museum as like below :
It is located at the heart of the City and located very near to the world famous Brihadeeswarar Temple. Autos and Buses are available to reach this place from Bus Stands & Railway Stations.
10.30 am to 1.00 pm & 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.
Nearest Airport is Tiruchirappalli Airport.
Nearest railway station is at Thanjavur Train Junction.
Tamil University is 400 m (5 Minutes) from Thanjavur old bus stand via Medical College Road, 7.1 Km (19 Minutes) from Thanjavur New bus stand, 57.5 Km from Trichy.