Kerala is gifted with a number of natural as well as architectural wonders. The people of Kerala are proud of their culture and legacy. That is why they have preserved this wealth in museums, so that the coming generations could learn something looking at their legacy. These museums are home to the remnants of not only one or two civilizations, but a number of glorious civilizations and pre-civilized settlements. The museums in Kerala are timekeepers of history, as these showcases a number of artifacts and remains from the times when our predecessors used to on this part of the country.
Different museums in Kerala store different kinds of artifacts. A few store exhibits from local flora and fauna, while others store murals and other paintings. A few store archaeological specimens, while others showcase different architectural styles etc. A number of museums are itself parts of a historical museum and display the remnants of the history of Kerala. Planetariums too are museums, which preserve stuff related to science. These can be articles from the past or the articles from present or a sample model of something, which is yet to be invented. These museums will continue adding on these remains with time till the present becomes history and forth.
Archaeological Museum Thrissur
Archaeological Museum situated in the city of Thrissur, Kerala, is a part of the state zoo compound. The archaeological gallery was attached to the already existing art gallery, in the year 1948. Later, the galleries were shifted to a new building in the year 1975.
Maritime Museum Cochin
India has a strong naval fleet. Its armada is deemed as one of the top marine squads in the world. This depends upon the physical and technical prowess of our navy men. The Maritime Museum at Cochin/ Kochi (Kerala) is devoted to such maritime potential of India.
Hill Palace Museum
Hill Palace Museum is located in Thripunithura/Tripunithura, in Ernakulam district of the state of Kerala. Constructed in 1865, the museum (previously a palace) used to be the official residence of the Kochi Royal family. The palace has now been converted into the present day museum.
Indo Portuguese Museum
The Indo-Portuguese Museum, which is situated at Fort Kochi in Cochin, is one of the important museums of Kerala. The museum is an example of the Portuguese influence in both the art and the architecture of Kerala in general and Cochin in particular.
Kerala Science and Technology Museum
Kerala Science and Technology Museum was established in the year 1984. Located in Thiruvananthapuram/Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, the museum is run by an autonomous body, which was setup by the Government of Kerala.
The Kuthiramalika Museum is popularly known as Kuthira Malika, which literally means a mansion of horses. Located in Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram), Kerala, the museum was originally a grand palace constructed by Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma
Munnar Tea Museum
Munnar, a small hill station in Kerala, is famous for its tea estates, which are a treat to watch. Paying a visit to the famous Munnar Tea Museum completes the visit to this hill station. The museum showcases and highlights some of the finest and enthralling aspects of tea production.
Museum of Kerala History
Civilizations flourished, legends were created and epics were formed on the soil of Kerala. These are the features which form the backdrop for the state. The Museum of Kerala History is devoted to such wonderful past, which beholds in itself the conception of both poetry and prose.
Napier Museum and Art Gallery
Napier Museum and Art Gallery is a part of the Napier Museum campus, which is situated in the middle of Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram), Kerala. One should at not miss the tour of this museum, to get a feel of the authentic cultural heritage
Pazhassiraja Museum is beautifully nestled among the picturesque locations of the district of Calicut (Kozhikode) in Kerala. Calicut city has become an ultimate destination for the historians and aficionados of art and literature.
Priyadarshini Museum is situated in the scenic city of Trivandrum/Thiruvananthapuram, which is the capital of the state of Kerala. The museum is located inside the compounds of the Kerala State Science and Technology Museum.
Sree Chitra Arts Gallery
Trivandrum/ Thiruvananthapuram is a fascinating place. The capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram is a hub of all the social and economic activities of the state. It is home to a number of monuments and important museums of the state.
Get to know about the heritage and culture of Kerala through various museums across the state.