Samudrika Marine Museum - Port Blair - History, Timings & Entry Fee

Museum / Gallery

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Distance (From Port Blair Central Bus Stand): 2 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: In Haddo Area Of Port Blair

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 2 km from Port Blair Central Bus Stand, Samudrika Marine Museum is a museum situated in Haddo area of Port Blair in Andaman Islands. The museum is run by the Indian Navy and is one of the popular places to visit during Port Blair tour.

Also known as Naval Marine Museum, Samudrika Museum create awareness on various aspects of oceanic environment and houses a vast collection of cells, corals and a few species of colourful fishes of the sea around the islands. The main attraction of the museum is the large skeleton of a blue whale. This museum is a perfect place to know about the various aspects of marine ecology.

The museum has five sections presenting history of Andaman Islands, Geographical information, people of Andaman, Archaeology and Marine life. In the first section visitors would know the essential facts about Andamans like volcanoes, tribals, types of wood, insects, type of forests in Andamans. The second section, the aqua sections features an aquarium showing an extensive collection of fishes. The third section is Coral section and will showcase an extraordinary marine formation and their exact locations. The 3th & 5th section displays a large collection of seashells and tribal displays in Andamans. Moreover, the 5th section will also exhibit exotic butterflies, a variety of snake specimens, and war currency.

Timings: 9 AM to 12 PM & 2 PM to 5 PM on all days except Mondays & on national holidays.

Entry Fee: Rs. 50 per person