Fisheries Museum
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But it is also the place that a lot of people are fascinated with because of its culture, its history and of its evolution of what it is today. One of the best ways for any culture to chronicle what its heritage and its mysteries of the past is the museums. Likewise, the Andamans are also home to some of the most noteworthy museums in the country. The union territory and its indigenous communities are often the topic or the theme for a literary or academic study that is undertaken by various academias. With regard to its proximity to the sea and all things related to it, there is a Fisheries Museum in place which could be of interest to a traveler.

 

The Fisheries Museum in Andamans also serves as the Fisheries Museum for the Nicobar Islands. The location of this museum is close to the Drinking Water Sports Activities Complex. There are many people who travel to the islands in order to understand better about aquatic life. The sea is a vast complex of all things wonderful that have life that are known and unknown. There is so much more that is unexplored and unexplained. And there is much that the life of the fishermen who have lived there for centuries have contributed in the evolution of what now stands as the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Museum in question attempts to give you a glimpse of all of the greatness that this encompasses. There is just so much that one can learn here. The museum gives you a sample of at least about 350 species of aquatic life that is found in the waters that surround the island. And therefore they become the unique and distinct possessions of the islands.

One can visit the museum on all days of the week except on Mondays. Other than that, the museum remains closed on the major national holidays of the year. One needs to be aware of this when going there. The museum is pretty inexpensive, in that adults are charged two INR and kids below the age of 12 are charged only 1 INR.Visitors are allowed to take cameras and video cameras inside the premise which is rare for a museum. They, however, take a fee, of about 25 INR. The museum has become one of the important national and historical landmarks, especially because they, in a way, keep the traditions of the fishermen alive and preserved. The preservation of facts, figures and artifacts is necessary in this regard. Getting to the Andamans is usually done via the sea. There are many ships and flights that go from places such as Chennai, Cochin, Trivandrum, Kanyakumari, and other sea ports in the south of India.