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Museum of Kerala History

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Location Edapally, Cochin, Kerala
Nearby Attractions Bolghatty Palace, Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue
Best time to visit January to March
Nearest Airport/Railway Station Cochin Airport / January to early march

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. Famous poet Kalidas has described Kerala as the ‘land of striking beauty’, unimaginable imagery and scenic wonders. The Museum of Kerala History is situated almost 10 kilometers from Ernakulam, Cochin, at Edapally. The museum displays the immense edifying legacy of Kerala, God's own country. The compound of Museum of Kerala History at Edapally is also an abode for the MNF Gallery of Paintings and Sculptures and the Center for Visual Arts.

The museum displays 87 life like forms made up of clay and plaster of Paris. These are the life size sculptures of the people who played major roles in moulding and re-moulding the history and culture of Kerala during the past two thousand years. Here, the history of Kerala is brought alive with the help of light and sound Tableau. By just visiting the museum once, you can have sneak peek into the cultural and traditional legacy of Kerala. The Museum of Kerala history forms a humble abode for the artifacts, scriptures and intellectual heritage of Kerala. The museum interests anyone who is keen to know about the evolution of the culture and tradition of Kerala. After a visit to this museum, you must explore the realms outside the boundaries of the museum, as you will be surprised to notice that not much has been changed in aspect of culture and legacy.

MNF Gallery of Paintings and Scriptures displays some eternal creations of art, which gives a glimpse of the magnificent past and rich cultural heritage of Kerala. A majestic statue of Lord Parsurama, who is considered the creator of Kerala, is positioned at the entrance of the gallery. There are a few larger-than-life sculptures kept at display, which are images from the Neolithic age. The art gallery exhibits the works of some of the major proponents of Indian art. This also includes the paintings which depicting the history of Kerala. The gallery displays the works of Raja Ravi Varma, Mammiyoor Krishhan Kutty Nair, Jamini Roy, Manu Parekh and M F Hussain. All the paintings displayed here are masterpieces, which sing about the lore of the lost times.

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