Museums Marathon

Here is a list of Museums you can visit while you stay at Port Blair.

CELLULAR JAIL’s MUSEUM

The Cellular Jail located in Port Blair, is a mute witness to the tortures metered out to the freedom fighters, who were incarcerated here. The Cellular jail, completed in the year 1906 acquired the name “CELLULAR” because it is entirely made up on individual cells for the solitary confinement of the prisoners.

SMRITIKA at Ross Island

Ross Island’s Museum named SMRITIKA Ross Island was once the administrative headquarters of the British Administration. The island with historical background and preservable ruins is spread along an area of 0.6 sq. kms. Britishers had a fine settlement here and apart from that many else came here to spend some luxurious stay. The Indian Navy has established a museum on Ross island known as ‘Smritika’ depicting the local history.

Anthropological Museum

The Anthropological Museum , situated at the heart of Port Blair is the only one of its kind and gives glimpses of the tribal native peoples of the islands. The Museum, started in the year 1975-76, is an ethnographic museum. It illustrates the four Negrito Tribes of the Andamans Viz., the Jarawas, the Sentinelese, the Great Andamanese, and finally the Onges. It also illustrates two Mongoloid tribes of the Nicobar viz. the Nicobarese and the Shompens tribes. The museum displays tribal essentials and artifacts such as boats, weapons, baskets, clothing, photographs, models and records of exploratory expeditions undertaken over the years. There is also a well-stocked library which provides visitors with an invaluable references to tribal culture.

Samudrika Marine Museum

The Samudrika Marine Museum is owned and run by the Indian Navy. The museum gives a good retrospect of the history, geography, people,marine life and archaeology of the Anermans. It houses an impressive display of coral and shells.

Fisheries Marine Museum

The Fisheries Museum, Port Blair is near the Water Sports Complex and houses nearly 350 species of marine life, including live coral, sharks, polyps and starfish.