Anthropological Museum

Anthropological museum shows the life as well as culture of different Andamanese tribes, because various ages. The museum has all its possessions guarded by glassed showcases. There are different day to day products and items of the locals of the area.

Anthropological Museum Andaman

The museum is open from 9 am to 1 pm as well as 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm; as well as is closed on Mondays. Entrance cost is 10 rupees, and twenty rupees extra for video cameras.

The museum also encloses many photographs of different tribes and also aborigines of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. A great treasure of Island history, a well conserved library, operates on the top of the museum. Many films depicting the life and culture of the Andamans are also preserved here. The Museum authorities arrange few documentary and film shows for the visitors of the museum.

Getting There

Anthropological Museum lies on the MG Road in Port Blair. So regarding reach here tourists can take a bus or auto rickshaw from anywhere the city.

Things To Do & See In And Around

The museum throws a light on the islands' indigenous tribal communities - the four Negrito Tribes of the Andaman i.e. Jarawas, Sentinelese, Great Andamanese and also the Onges as well as two Mongoloid People of the Nicobar viz. the Nicobarese and the Shompens. Collection of the museum includes numerous portraits, models, as well as photographs of tribal communities in Andaman

Timings

09:00 AM to 01.00 PM and 01.30 PM to 04.30 PM, Closed on Monday, and all the Government holiday

Best Time To Visit

March to May will be a good time to plan a visit to the Anthropological Gallery

Interesting Facts and Trivia about Zonal Anthropological Museum
  • It is under the auspices of the Anthropological Survey of India.
  • It focuses mainly on the ethnic people of the Onges, Jarawas, Sentinelese as well as Great Andamanese
  • Out of these the Jarawas are still a very primitive tribe living in high privacy.
  • An attraction destination of the Museum is an ethnic section on the Mongoloid tribes, Nicobarese and Shompens.
  • These tribes have actually been subject to study by many anthropologists from all over the globe.
  • An interesting fact is that they stay among the most primitive tribal communities in the world today, specifically the Jarawas.
Nearby Attractions
  • Samudrika Marine Museum
  • Kalapani Museum
  • Corbyn’s Cove
  • Chidiya Tapu
  • Red Skin Island
  • Cellular Jail
  • Forest Museum
  • Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex
  • Chidiya Tapu Biological Park
  • Marina Park