Anthropological Museum - Port Blair
Museum / Gallery
#21 of 31 Places to Visit in Andaman-Islands
Distance (From Port Blair Central Bus Stand): 1 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Transportation Options: Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 1 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand, Anthropological Museum is an ethnographic museum situated in Port Blair. Maintained and managed by Anthropological Survey of India, Anthropological Museum is one of the top places to visit in Port Blair.
The Anthropological museum in Port Blair was started in the year 1975-76. This small museum offers a profound and informative portrait of island's local community of tribes like Jarawas, Sentinelese, Great Andamanese and the Onges. These tribes are considered as one of the oldest in the world.
The museum is showcasing wide collection of tools and weapons used by Andaman tribes. An ancient Jarawa chest guard, a skull discovered from the Sentinelese, the Shamanic sculptures created by the Nicobarese, the boats of different shapes and sizes, the coconut or palm tree leaves baskets, clothes of Andamanese are the popular attractions in the museum.
The museum also encloses many photographs of different tribes and aborigines of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. A great treasure of Island history, a well maintained library, functions 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.
Timings: 9 AM to 1 PM & 1.30 PM to 4.30 PM on all days except Mondays and on Govt. holidays