Fort Museum

Chennai (Madras)

The Fort Museum has exhibitions on Chennai's origins and the fort itself, and displays interesting military memorabilia and artwork from colonial times. The 1st-floor portrait gallery of colonial-era VIPs includes a very assured-looking Robert Clive (Clive of India). Also here is the first flag hoisted in Chennai upon Indian Independence on 15 August 1947.

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