DakshinaChitra is an exciting cross cultural living museum of art, architecture,
lifestyles, crafts and performing arts of South India. The main mission is to exhibit, promote and preserve aspects of the broader, more inclusive cultures of the states and to bring these arts to the public in a participative, enjoyable and engaging way.
DakshinaChitra Heritage Museum , a project of Madras Craft Foundation an
NGO was opened to the public on December 14th 1996. The Museum is
located overlooking the Bay of Bengal, at Muttukadu, twenty five kilometers
south of Central Chennai.