Art Gallery

The art gallery has fabulous collection of bronze icons, stones sculpture and pieces of art. The collection is unique for its large representation of Hindu God and Goddesses, myths and legends. The exhibits are very precious for their historical association. Timings: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm. Closed on national holidays.

Saraswathi Mahal Library

Thanjavur Maharaj Serfoji’s Saraswathi Mahal Library is one among a few libraries in the world with texts of the medieval period. It is a treasure house of knowledge carefully fostered and nurtured by successive dynasties of Nayaks and the Marathas of Thanjavur. It contains rare valuable collections of manuscripts, books, maps and paintings on all aspects of Art, Culture and Literature. The Encyclopedia Britannica, in its survey of the Libraries of the world, describes it as “ the most remarkable Library in India”. This Library was made a Public Library in 1918.
Timings: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm. Closed on Wednesdays and Govt.Holidays.

Thanjavur Museum

Musical Instruments Museum

Food Museum

The museum has been established by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) on the ground floor of its regional office, in collaboration with Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bengaluru.


It is the southern part of Thanjavur. This structure has been built during the 8th World Tamil Conference in 1995. This Manimandapam has museum owned by state archaeology Department in its ground floor. The Tourism promotion council under chairmenship of District collector maintain the park in side the Manimandapam.
Timings: 10.00 am to 5.45 pm. Holiday-Wednesday.

Sarjah Mahadi