MUSEUMS IN ANDAMAN

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Location: Andaman Islands
Famous Ones: CCellular Jail National Memorial, Anthropological Museum, Aquarium, Mini Zoo & Forest Museum



ANTHROPOLOGICAL MUSEUM
Lion Fish, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
In the Anthropological Museum, devoted to the Andaman and Nicobar tribes, include weapons, tools and also rare photographs of the region's indigenous people Sentinelese, taken on April 26, 1967, when a party of Indian officials make the first contact with the tribe.

After scaring the aborigines, the visitors marched into one of their hunting camps and make off with the bows, arrows and other artefacts now displayed in the museum. The anthropologist charged with documenting the expedition noted afterwards that "the whole atmosphere was that of conquering hordes over-running conquered territory".

Closed On Mondays And Holidays.

AQUARIUM (FISHERIES MUSEUM)
Situated near Andaman Water Sports Complex, Aquarium exhibits species of marine life peculiar to the islands and found in the Indo-Pacific and the Bay of Bengal.

Closed On Mondays And Holidays.

SAMUDRIKA NAVAL MARITIME MUSEUM
Further west along MG Road in Port Blair, opposite A & N Tourism's Teal House Hotel, the Samudrika Naval Maritime Museum is an excellent primer if one is heading off to more remote islands, with a superlative shell collection and informative displays on various aspects of local marine biology. One of the exhibits features a cross-section of the different corals one can expect to see on the Andamans' reefs. Followed up with a rundown of the various threats these fragile plants face, from mangrove depletion and parasitic star fish to clumsy snorkellers.

Tuesday-Sunday 9.00 am - Noon and 2.00 - 5:30 pm

ZOOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA MUSEUM
Situated near to Andaman Teal House, this museum and research library exhibit a good variety of Sponges, Corals, Butterflies, Centipedes, etc.
Coral Island, Andman and NIcobar Islands, Andaman and Nicobar
Open On All Working Days.

MINI ZOO & FOREST MUSEUM
Port Blair has a small Zoo, which houses some of the species, which are found no where in the world. There are about 200 species of animals inhabiting the zoo including the Nicobar Pigeon and the Andaman Pig. The Saltwater Crocodile Breeding Programme has been very successful and the many crocodiles, which were bred here are now in wild waters among the dense mangrove forests. Though the tourists are also using these waters for swimming, there has been perfect harmony between the swimmers and the crocodiles.

Situated at Haddo, near to the Zoo, this museum offers an insight into forest activities through scale models and displays decorative pieces made of famous woods like Padauk, Marble, Peauma, Gurjan, Satin Wood, etc.

Open On All Working Days.


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