Kannur’s rich and vibrant landscape is host to the great Arakkal Kettu Museum, former residence of the only Muslim Royal Family in Kerala, the Arakkal Ali Rajas. Step inside this beautiful architectural marvel and be transported to a different era, with heirlooms and artefacts of their rein adorning the entire building.
The museum exhibits artefacts and heirlooms of the royal family which includes the family seal, the pathayam (the wooden box in which grain was stored), document box and so on. The royal copies of the Holy Quran, an old-fashioned telephone, swords and daggers used by the rulers, and a telescope are also on display.
Apart from these, there are exhibits that stand as testimonies to the Arakkal rulers’ relationship with European colonial powers as well as those relating to their maritime activities and monopoly on spice trade.
It is a must visit site in the district, as it helps one gain an understanding of the cultural diversity that helped shape its current form.
The museum is closed on Mondays.
For Details, Contact : Ph.: +91 94460 17949
Nearest railway station: Kannur, about 3 km away
Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport, about 117 km away
Latitude: 11.859959, Longitude: 75.377405