The tribe of Andaman Island and their life stories are thoroughly shown in the vast anthropological museum in Andaman. The museum shows the knowledge of four different and largest Andaman tribes named Jarawas, Sentinelese, Great Andamanese and Onges. This museum was created with the purpose of showing the cultural significance of the tribes and continued to live here in Andaman.

Highlights: Jarawa chest protectors with sculptural geometric figures are one of the most attractive things in the museum. It shows the simple Jarawa tribes lifestyle. The gothic lifestyle followed by the Sentenelese tribes is portrayed by keeping a skull restored from the place where they lived. Another important thing is the different types of both of different dimensions that explain the lives of coastal residents and natives.

Handicraft products made of coconut or palm leaves show the artistic culture that prevails among tribal groups in the forest. Some apparel accessories and clothes that are kept at the museum tell us that there were no gender prejudices among tribal people as members of both men and women used the same kind of dresses. The huge library in the museum sheds light on the unknown facts and knowledge about tribes, the ancient indigenous people and their lifestyle, cultural transitions and nourishment followed by almost all people on the island. A collection of weapons and armour that was used in ancient times shows how important and anxious maritime attacks and uprisings took place over time and how the tribes were ready to face them.

Timing: The museum is open every day from Tuesday to Sunday from noon. 9 o’clock 1 and from 13.30 to 4.30.

Admission: Registration fee is INR 10 and for the camera, the fee is INR 20.
Location: It is located on the bay of Pheonix, which would require a 7 km or 8-minute drive from Port Blair.

Founded in 1975, the museum is located at Phoenix Bay, in the heart of Port Blair, in the South Andaman Islands. One of the prominent attractions for tourists and visitors to the islands, the Zone-based Anthropological Museum is a lively and informative presentation of the life and culture of the tribes inhabited by the islands. This information includes history, social organization, architecture, economic activities, means of transport, arts and crafts of the people of these islands.

The Zone-based Anthropological Museum on the island attracts thousands of visitors a month and has a rich collection of artefacts from the Negroid tribes – the earliest inhabitants of the Andaman Islands, along with the two Mongolian tribes of Nicobar Islands. The museum has a large collection of rare objects, crafts, tools, arts and crafts, tools, pictures, etc. that describe life during the stem cells periods. There are some articles that shed light on the cultural beliefs and traditions of the tribe.

The Zonal Anthropological Museum along with the articles have also taken a wide range of photographs in different periods. These show the structure of the houses, utensils, ornaments and groceries used by these tribes, giving them a good insight into their lifestyle. The museum also exhibits some rare artefacts from the Andaman and Nicobar tribes, which are almost 500 in number. Ca. 75 photographs with 5 maps and graphs also constitute the rich repertoire of the museum.