- Daily at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Special guided tour for school children with prior appointments are arranged.
- Dr. Seema Bhalla, a research scholar of History of Art, an Art critic and Curator, volunteers as citizen of Chandigarh, to conduct a free guided tour of the Government Museum and Art
Gallery, Chandigarh in three languages Hindi, English and French. Interested individuals and groups can contact the Museum for registering themselves, a week in advance, subject to her availability (For foreign nationals, atleast 2 weeks in advance) Registration can be done through email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Phone No. +91 0172-2740261, Mobile No. +91 9464121077 (between 10 am to 4 pm except on Sundays and holidays)
The museum has two shops for the sale of its various publications and models in its two wings namely, Government Museum and Art Gallery and Natural History Museum . The Museum has brought out general publications in the form of a handy guide, hand lists, monographs and books, sets of picture postcards and reproductions of the masterpieces of the Museum collection. These include the following major ones:
||A Handy Guide
||Kumarsambhava theme in a Sculptured stele by Khanna, Dhingra, Gera edited by Dr. D.C. Bhattacharyya
||Medieval Indian Sculpture in the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh by Dr. D.C. Bhattacharyya, published in 1981.
||Sikh Miniatures in Chandigarh Museum (A Hand List) by Mrs. Suwarcha Paul, published in 1985.
||Devi Miniatures in Chandigarh Museum (A Hand List) by Mrs Suwarcha Paul, published in 1985.
||Indian Paintings: Exploration, Research and Publications by Dr. M.S. Randhawa, published in 1986.
||Gandhara Sculptures in Chandigarh Museum by Mrs. Suwarcha Paul, published in 1986.
||Gandhara Sculpture in the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh (In the light of the International Colloquium held in 1998 at Chandigarh), edited by Dr. D.C. Bhattacharyya.
|| Catalogue of Manuscript Section (Gurmukhi) by Dr. Man Singh Nirankari and Dr. Madanjit Kaur (edited by Dr. Kirpal Singh), published in 2006.
|| Laur Chanda - A Study in Style by V.H.Bedekar
||A set of 5 picture postcards |
|Rs. 15.00 Each
||Colour reproductions priced at Rs. 20.00, 25.00 and Rs. 50.00 in accordance with the size
||Five Colour portfolios of reprints of Miniature Painting priced at Rs. 150.00
& Plaster Cast Replicas
The prices do not include the postage and packing charges.
This is a library, which is primarily meant for the use of staff of the Museum. Scholars, students, artists and art lovers may become a member only with the permission of the Director and by paying a refundable security amount. Books are loaned only to the staff of the Museum for a limited period only. Photostating facility for scholars is also available in the library.
Gallery Photography, Sketching and Copying
Still photography is permitted for private, non-commercial use only in the Museum's galleries devoted to the permanent collection. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred and distributed without the prior permission from the Director.
To reproduce a photograph of the Museum collection, Rs. 500 has to be deposited as royalty/fee of one reproduction. The permission shall be valid for one year only.
It is necessary that two complimentary copies of the publication bearing the reproductions of the objects of this Museum and containing a courtesy citation should be sent to the Museum for its record. The credit line shall read "Courtesy: Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh. ( India )"
The use of tripods and flash is prohibited. Movie and video cameras are prohibited. The Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs of objects in its collection.
Sketching with pencil, felt tip, ballpoint, crayon, pastel and charcoal is permitted in all galleries of the Museum devoted to the permanent collection and in most special exhibitions. The use of ink, fountain pen, and watercolour is prohibited. While sketching, care should be taken not to hinder the normal flow of visitors in the galleries. To copy works in the Museum's collection with acrylic or oil paint, written permission of the Director is required.
Auditoriums is available for rent as per charges given below:
- Rent Rs 2500/- for 3 hours
- Air conditioning charges for 1000/- for 3 hours
- Security deposit Rs 1000/- (refundable)
Hall is available for rent as per charges given below:
- Rent Rs 2500/- for day
- Air conditioning charges for 1000/- for day
- Security deposit Rs 1000/- (refundable)