Zonal Anthropological Museum

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If you're interested in history or curiosity awakens in the mind in past stories, then especially the museum can give you the height of orgasm. Port Blair, once a British penal colony, is now a tourist spot owing to its history.

It falls under the anthropological survey of India. Established in 1975-76, this museum offers you to know all about the local community of tribes like Jar was, Great Andamanese, The Onges, and Sentinelese. These are supposed to be the first tribe in the world.  



Why Is It Famous?

You can explore your vision as well as knowledge by visiting once here. A bunch of photographs of rare tribes and aborigines of the whole island will quench your thirst after acquiring the knowledge.

Ancient artefacts, stories, and information depict the life of those tribes. Even by a documentary film, museum authority has tried to depict the lifestyle of them. Especially child will be benefited after the tour of the museum. And for those who are anthropological nut, can enjoy every moment in the museum.


Best Time To Visit

March to May will be the best time to visit there. At that time, the weather of Port Blair is temperate so you can enjoy your tour. You should come here in summer to enjoy the Andamanese tropical climate. Although there is a little bit of hot weather once, the deep ocean blue gives you the sigh of relief.    

The museum opens daily from 9.00 to 13.00 and 13.30 to 16.30 in IST except for Monday and any other government holiday. (As because the museum is maintained and Superintended by the government of India, Anthropological Survey of India). 

Zonal Anthropological Museum



Where To Eat?

Because every person has different tastes, different types of restaurants have sprung up here for everyone. You can get Indian, Italian, Thai, Chinese and also the famous sea-food of Andaman.There are regional food also like Bengali, Rajasthani, and South-Indians.

  • Adi Bengali   
  • Mandalay Restaurant
  • Paradise Cafe
  • Great Andaman
  • Lighthouse Residency



Do's and Don'ts Recommendations

  • Make sure you carry your ID cards along with you. 
  • Carry water and drink often.
  • You could take water fun i.e. snorkelling, deep-sea walking, scuba diving, pearl hunting, etc.
  • If you are planning to go for a honeymoon or you are a newly married couple, you can avoid the place.




  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 04:30 pm
  • Tuesday : 09:00 am to 04:30 pm
  • Wednesday : 09:00 am to 04:30 pm
  • Thursday : 09:00 am to 04:30 pm
  • Friday : 09:00 am to 04:30 pm
  • Saturday : 09:00 am to 04:30 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.


How to Reach

  • By Waterways : If you have the desire to acquire complete experience in Andaman, We would like to suggest you book a ticket from Chennai and sail away. 
  • By Flight : If you have sea-sickness you can avoid this route, and you can go there by air from Chennai international airport to Veer Savarkar International airport in Port-Blair.
  • By Bus : The museum is located one kilometre from the city of Port Blair. You can take a taxi or bus anytime to go to the museum.


Ticket Pricing

  • For Adults /head : Rs 10
  • For students with id card : Rs 3
  • For Children (below 10 years) : Free
  • For Camera : Rs 20

Tourist Attraction

The museum mainly torches into the four negrito tribes on that island i.e. Jarawas, Sentinelese, The Onges, Great Andamanese. The museum depicts the palaeolithic age, specially primordial eras. Plenty of reasons make the place must-visitable. 

  • Jarawa Chest Guard
  • Shamanic sculptures
  • The boat of different sizes made by those tribes
  • Skulls 
  • Coconut or palm tree leaves a basket
  • Clothes of the Andamanese
  • Here you can learn about local tribes of Andaman, ancient weapons, ancient sculpture, and some manuscripts. 

Besides the museum, Andaman has plenty of beautiful spots that can attract tourists

  • Samudrika Marine Museum
  • Kalapani Museum
  • Forest Museum
  • Cellular jail
  • Red skin island
  • Chidiya Tapu 


Zonal Anthropological Museum, Thomas Colony, Junglighat, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

Rating & Reviews

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Based on 1948 reviews
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Snigdha Mukhopadhyay
Snigdha Mukhopadhyay
12/05/2019 14:31
It is a really nice public museum to visit. Get the knowledge of the local tribes and their life style. They way , the museum authorities kept the souvenir of different tribal communities, is good but could have been better a bit.
Raj Kumar Choudhary
Raj Kumar Choudhary
01/15/2020 10:29
Could have been maintained better. The place is so rich in anthropological history but the museum has not much to offer. In any case, it's a must visit while in portblair
Koushik Roy
Koushik Roy
03/20/2020 13:06
We can get a vivid knowledge about A&N marine life from here. Very well organised, neat and clean.
Smita Madhusoodhan
Smita Madhusoodhan
03/10/2020 16:19
Informative and a one stop shop for info on aborigines of the ANI and their natural history. Great place to understand the implications of contact with these tribes and how it can pose threat to the entire community. Also has books on anthropology specific to the ANI.
Navaneeth KV
Navaneeth KV
01/24/2020 15:47
Have some good artifacts and entry is just 20₹ so it can be visited. It takes around 20-30 minutes to cover. The maintenance is poor and many things are missing.

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The Anthropological Museum is situated at Phoenix Bay, Port Blair, Andaman, 744101, India.
9 A.m To 4:30 P.m is the best time to visit this place. You can visit Anthropological Museum Tuesday to Sunday in a Week.
Rs 3 To Rs 10. charge to visit this place. Students have to pay Rs 3 and adult Rs 10.
Anthropological Museum was Established in 1975-76 under anthropological survey of India. You can increase your knowledge the local tribes like Jar was, Great Andamanese, The Onges, and Sentinelese.
There are many cafes and restaurants you can have your food. You will get varities of food to taste and enjoy different cuisines. They are Adi Bengali, Mandalay Restaurant,Paradise Cafe,Great Andaman, and Lighthouse Residency.
There are many places to visit near Anthropological musuem. The major proclaims of this place is Jarawa, Chest Guard, and Shamanic sculptures. The boat of different sizes are made by those tribes. Coconut or palm tree leaves a basket Clothes of the Andamanese. Here you can learn about local tribes of Andaman, ancient weapons, ancient sculpture, and some manuscripts.  Besides the museum, Andaman has plenty of beautiful spots that can attract tourists like Samudrika Marine Museum,Kalapani Museum,Forest Museum,Cellular jail,Red skin island, and Chidiya Tapu.
It is very good to get an official tour guide but you should not take the guide randomly. Guides can make your tour more knowledgeable and convenient.
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