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Art Gallery : The Thanjavur Art Gallery was established in 1951 and the huge building along with the art gallery also encompasses the Saraswati Mahal Library and the Sangeetha Sabha or Music Hall. The art gallery has fabulous collection in bronze icons. The Stone Sculptures are unique and of priceless quality. The art gallery is divided into three sections; Pooja Mahal, Indira Mandir and Rama Chowdam Hall, the private audience hall during the rule of the Nayaks. There is a display of a selection of glass painting of Thanjavur, covered with gold sheets, pearls and other gem stones that were a part of the royal patronage.

Timings 

9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m.

Entrance Fee 

Adult - Rs.10.00, Child - Rs.5.00 

Foreigners 

Adult - Rs.50.00, Child - Rs.25.00 

Students     

Rs.1.00
Camera Charge Rs 30.00
Video Camera Rs.200.00
The gallery is closed on national holidays.
Phone No.239823


GangaiKondancholapuram Saraswathi Mahal Library: Library was established in the 16th century by the Nayak Kings and exhibits unparalleled repository of cultural antiques and inexhaustible treasure house of knowledge Developed by successive dynasties. The Thanjavur Maharaja Serfoji’s Saraswathi Mahal Library is one among the few medieval libraries that exists in the world. It contains a rare and valuable collection of manuscripts, books, maps and paintings of all aspects of Art, Culture and Literature. The Encyclopaedia Britanica in its survey of the Libraries of the world mentions and recognized this library as “the most remarkable Library in India”. There is a small museum in the Library complex. Since 1918, the Government has made it a Public Library. Now, Both the Central Government and the State Government of Tamil Nadu maintain this Library.

Saraswathi Mahal Library Museum :

Timings Admission Free
10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
1.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Open on all days except National Holidays
No.234107
Fax No.234362 – 233568

Library only for Research Scholars :

Timing: 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. & 1.30 pm. to 5.30 p.m.

Holidays: Wednesday and all other Government Holidays

Sangeetha Mahal or The Hall of Music : This is an acoustically perfect music hall located within the Palace Premises. This show cases a striking example of the engineering skills of the Architects of the yester years.

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