DakshinaChitra Museum India

About Us

Established in 1996, DakshinaChitra (http://www.dakshinachitra.net) is a heritage museum and contemporary cultural centre for the living traditions of art, folk performing arts, crafts, contemporary art and architecture of India with an emphasis on the traditions of south India. Showcased at DakshinaChitra are 17 heritage homes from the four states of south India, each of which has been relocated to the present location from its original site.

A project of the Madras Craft Foundation, DakshinaChitra occupies ten undulating acres overlooking the Bay of Bengal at Muttukadu, Tamil Nadu (approx. 25 km. south of Chennai on the East Coast Road to Mamallapuram).

City Office: Madras Craft Foundation, G-3, 6, Urur Olcott Road, Besant Nagar, Chennai 600090 India Phone: +91.44.24918943

Museum: DakshinaChitra Heritage Museum, East Coast Road,Muttukadu, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu 603 118 India Phone: +91.44.27472603