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Museums in Kerala, India

The state of Kerala is known for its picturesque natural beauty, resplendent beaches and a strong inclination towards culture and religion. Each of Kerala's cities have their own distinctive features and attractions. In addition, Kerala is also known for its numerous Museums which celebrate Kerala's art and cultural past.

Let's take a look at some Museums in cities of Kerala -

1. Science and Technology Museum, Thiruvananthapuram

The KERALA STATE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM & PRIYADARSINI PLANETARIUM in Kerala has been established by the Government of Kerala with an aim of promoting science and technology. The museum has 9 galleries which includes Electrical Gallery, Electronics Gallery, Popular Science Gallery, Mathematical Gallery, Mechanical Gallery, Automobile gallery, Biomedical Gallery, Computer Gallery, Solar Energy Gallery, Others Attractions. Some of the facilities offered here include Telescopes, Library, Ampitheatre, etc. Regular science related shows are also held to acquaint tourists and visitors with the concepts of science. The Science and Technology Museum is also home to the famous Priyadarsini Planetarium which concepts of astrology, etc are on display.

Science and Technology Museum,
KERALA STATE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM & PRIYADARSINI PLANETARIUM
Vikasbhavan P.O, Thiruvananthapuram - 33

For more information, visit: www.kstmuseum.com/index.php/home

2. Napier Museum, Thiruvananthapuram

The Napier Museum in Thiruvananthapuram is a famous 19th century Museum of Kerala which displays the culture and heritage of Kerala. Here you will find on display beautiful costumes, ornaments and rare idols, etc. The model of "Tharawad" is also a major attraction.

Napier Museum & Art Gallery,
Napier Museum Compound, near Zoological Park
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

3. Hill Palace Museum, Kerala

 

The Hill Palace Museum is Kerala's largest Archaeological Museum situated at Tripunithura, 12km southeast of Ernakulam. What was once the official residence of the Kochi Royal family is now one of the most impressive museum complex and heritage museum which includes several interesting paintings, sculptures, as well as old coins, etc.

Hill Palace Museum,
Tripunithura,
12km southeast of Ernakulam, Kerala

4. Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, Thiruvananthapuram

The Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, Thiruvananthapuram was built by the King of Travancore. It is a perfect example of exquisite and detailed Travancore style architecture, prevalent during those times. Today, on visiting the museum, you will be able to see on display several paintings, ornaments and artifacts of the royal family who lived here.

The Kuthiramalika Palace Museum,
Near Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple,
East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram

5. Pazhassiraja Museum & Art Gallery, Kozikhode

Pazhassiraja Museum & Art Gallery, Kozikhode has on display a large number of items including earthenware, old coints, etc and is located at a distance of 5 kms from Kozhikode. The art gallery close by offers a glimpse of the life of Raja Ravi Varma.

Pazhassiraja Museum & Art Gallery,
5 kms from Kozhikode, Kerala

6. Museum of Kerala History, Erunakulam

A visit to the Museum of Kerala History in Erunakulam will give you a glimpse of the history of this region dating back to 2000 years. The sound and light show which takes place here is a major attraction.

Museum of Kerala History
Koonamthai
Ernakulam, Kerala 680024, India

7. Sree Chitra Art Gallery, Thiruvananthapuram

Sree Chitra Art Gallery displays contemporary Indian Art and paintings by Raja Ravi Varma. In addition, here you will find murals and Chinese, Japanese and Persian art.

Sree Chitra Art Gallery,
Located near Napier Museum,
Thiruvananthapuram

8. Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum gives us a glimpse of the history and evolution of Indian Navy.

Maritime Museum,
Beach road, South of St. Francis Church,
Fort Kochi

In addition, some of the other museums in Kerala are Chacha Nehru Children's Museum, Tea Museum, Munnar, etc.

 

Also Visit: Museums in New Delhi, India |Educational Trip to Delhi Museums|Museums in Madhya Pradesh|Museums in Cities of Rajasthan|Museums in Paschim Banga (West Bengal), India|Museums in Bihar | Museums in Tamil Nadu

Note: This listing is meant for informational purposes only. Please confirm the days and dates on which the museums are closed before visiting them. Prior permission may be required to visit some of these museums. The links to these sites may change without prior notice and we are not responsible for any errors in links.

 

 

 


 
 

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