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  Pondicherry Museum
rue Romian Rolland,
Pondicherry 605001
The Pondicherry Museum houses sculpture from Pallava, Chola and Vijaynagara temples. There are Budhha images from Kirmampakkam and bronzes from the Chola, Vijaynagara and Nayaka periods, arms and weapons. The displayed terracota figures, shards of Arretine and Roulletted ware, amhorae, burial urns, glass beads have been excavated from the surrounding historic environment. Also on view  are French period
furniture, mirrors, lamps, paintings, porcelain, crockery and curtlery. There is a printing press dated 1820, old journals and books which were published at Pondicherry aswell as weapons like guns, swords, spears, lances and cannons.
The Pondicherry museum housing some of the superb collections of sculpture is located in the Bharathi Park. This museum has an excellent gallery with sculptures and has the remains of archaeological findings from the Arikamedu Roman settlement. One can go through the history and legendary French colonial details in the section of the museum.

There is also a  very good collection  of snail  shells brought  from the Pondicherry region. Bronze sculptures of god and goddess, a wide gathering of temple lamps, handicrafts and art are also here. 

dispalyed in the sculpture gallery.