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Museums of Kerala


The land o Kerala has seen the kingdom of many empires, such as Pallavas, Chalukyas and Cholas etc. The Museums of Kerala have conserved all these gradual transformations from neolithic age to present modern era. These museums exhibit each phase of advancements right from social, cultural to literary and even artistic augmentation.

Some Famous Museums of Kerala:

Ambalavayal Museum

This is one of the best heritage museum of the state, situated 12 km south of Sultan Bathery in Wayanad district. The museum exhibit rare collection of articles, that date back to 2nd century AD. The clay sculptures, stone weapons, ancient bows and arrows are the rarities of the museum.

Museum of Kerala History

This is one of the best museums in Kerala. It is located 8 km away from Ernakulam district at Edappally. The phenomenal statue of sage Parshurama (creator of Kerala) welcomes every visitor. The light and sound show is main attraction of the museum, which reveals the 2000 years old history of Kerala.

Hill Palace Museum

It is the largest archaeological museum of Kerala, situated at a short distance of 10 km from Kochi. Having 49 buildings in its premise, the palace showcases the typical Kerala architectural style. Built in 1865, it was an official residence of the royal family of Kochi. Now you can see here the different styles of sculptures, rich collection of rare coins, old weapons, royal furniture, 200 antique pottery pieces, ceramic vases etc.

Krishnan Menon Museum

Krishnan Menon Museum is located in Calicut, Kozhikode, which is dedicated to the former defence minister and President of India - Shri Krishnan Menon. Here you can find the collection of his personal belongings and souvenirs of him. A section of museum also displays the beautiful paintings by Raja Ravi Verma and Raja Raja Verma.

Pazhassiraja Museum

Pazhassiraja Museum is located at the east hills in Kozhikode. Its name is after the name of Pazhassiraja Verma, who belonged to the royal Kottayam family. The museum houses a grand collection of Kerala mural paintings, antique bronze statues, old coins, temples models, paintings, umbrella stones etc.