Samudrika / Naval Marine Museum

Naval Marine Museum
Airport Authority Colony,
Haddo,
Port Blair,
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Pin - 744102
☏ 03192-232012 ☏ 03192-232012
Timing Mondays - Closed Gov Holidays - Closed
Tuesday 09:00 AM to 12.00 PM 02.00 PM to 05.00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM to 12.00 PM 02.00 PM to 05.00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM to 12.00 PM 02.00 PM to 05.00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM to 12.00 PM 02.00 PM to 05.00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM to 12.00 PM 02.00 PM to 05.00 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM to 12.00 PM 02.00 PM to 05.00 PM


Entry Fee
Pax Fee
Adults ₹ 50
Children ₹ 25
Handicapped free entry
Freedom fighters free entry
Senior Citizens(A & N Islands) free entry
Still Camera ₹ 20
Video camera ₹ 20
  • Samudrika Museum
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  • Samudrika Museum
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Naval Marine Musuem

Samudrika Museum, also known as Naval Marine Musuem as it is maintained by Indian Navy. It showcases underwater marine life at its full glory. Samudrika Naval Marine Museum is situated at a distance of 6 km from the Aberdeen Bazzar ,Port Blair in the Andaman Islands. It is a must visit tourist attraction in the Andaman Islands. The entrance passageway has been beatifully landscaped. A big rare skeleton of a blue whale is placed in glass covered box at the entrance. This museum also houses many small aquarium having school of fishes ,corals and shells. Samudrika Naval Marine Museum has five gallery halls .Ecah protraying with history, geography, anthropology and acquatic life of marine plants/species found in the Andaman and Nicobar Island. Museum has informative depiction life of tribal communities present in andaman.

Rooms

To illustrate different facet of Andaman Islands, Samudrika Marine Museum has divided the place into well thought out five gallery rooms

First Room

Intersting facts about Andamans are dipicted in first room like-

  • Islands geographical history
  • lifestyle of various tribes of Andaman
  • Insects found in Andamans with their classification
  • Tropical forests and wood found in Andamans.Also samples for display
  • About only Volcanic Islands of india present in andaman namley Barren and Narcondam Island

Second Room or “Aqua” room

  • An aquarium in the second room has collection of fishes of all shapes and sizes e.g.
  • Pterois volitans or Red lionfish
  • Blue ring angelfish or Pomacanthus annularis
  • Chaetodon falcula or Blackwedged butterflyfish
  • Chaetodon decussatus or Indian vagabond butterflyfish
  • Pseudanthias bimaculatus or two-spot basslet
  • Pseudanthias squamipinnis or lyretail coralfish
  • Epinephelus flavocaeruleus or Blue-and-yellow grouper
  • Epinephelus fasciatus or Blacktip grouper
  • Whitespotted grouper or Epinephelus Caeruleopunctatus
  • Barred Soapfish or Diploprion bifasciatum
  • Red lionfish or Pterois volitans
  • Spotfin lionfish or Pterois antennata
  • Razor fish or Aeoliscus strigatus
  • Ghost pipefis or Solenostomus cyanopterus Bleeker
  • Little dragonfish or Eurypegasus draconis
  • Coral Eel, Giraffe Eel or Gymnothorax favagineus Bloch & Schneider

Third Room or “Coral” room

  • Variety of corals are in display like
  • Blue Coral belongs to family helioporidae
  • Staghorn Coral belongs to family acroporidae
  • Red Coral belongs to family fungiidae
  • Mushroom Coral belongs to family Helioporidae
  • Brain Coral elongs to family mussidae

Fourth Room

  • In Room number four, visitors will see a variety of sea shells eg.
  • Turbo Shell belongs to family turbinidae
  • Trochus Shell belongs to family trochidae
  • Nautilus Shell belongs to family nautilidae
  • Conus Shell belongs to family conus
  • Seaurchins belongs to family echinoderm
  • Quuen Shells belongs to family queen
  • Clam Seashell
  • Horn Shells belongs to family spirulidae
  • Triton Seashell belongs to family cymatiidae

Fifth Room

  • This room illustrate various life aspects of the tribe present in Andaman and nicoabr Islands.
  • Butterflies specimens are exhibited here.
  • The Japanese period currencyc could be seen here.