A recent addition to the splendour of Mamallapuram, this museum reflects the heritage of the Sangam era (5th century BCE- 3rd century CE). The museum displays rare stone exhibits such as ornamental wheels, chains, utensils, etc., along with tools like chisels and mallets that were used to produce them. There are over 200 of them. Most of the sculptures that are displayed at the museum are made from granite. The Open-Air Museum is located nearby the Shore Temple and portrays the culture of Tamil Nadu very well. There is also a gallery that displays images, sculptures, portraits, including granite works. Some of the sculptures displayed at the museum have been made by students of the Mamallapuram College of Sculpting. A visit to this one-of-its-kind museum provides tourists a chance to learn about the evolution of sculptural art in the state.

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