Kerala’s history is interspersed with the many myths and legends that once held court here. The celestial beings themselves carved out the soul of this land, and today we look back and revere the glorious past of our ancestors. Keralam, a museum of history and heritage in the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram, is a joint venture of Kerala Tourism and the State Department of Archaeology that aims at showcasing the beauty of this land.
The museum has eight galleries dealing with areas such as Prehistoric Age, Iron Age, Early and Medieval history, Stone Sculptures, Wooden Sculptures, Bronze Sculptures, Art and Architecture, Traditional Art Forms, Musical Instruments, Mural Paintings and Heritage of Kerala. One is greeted by modern display techniques such as touch-screen counters and multimedia systems that explain the artefacts arranged in the galleries.
There are regular narrative documentaries on the distinctive facets of Kerala's cultural history. Also on display are archaeological evidences of the Neolithic Age, burial accompaniments belonging to the Iron Age, sculptures of Gods and Goddesses in bronze, wood and stone, coins, murals and many more. Other main attractions include the Roman Dinari (that settled the debate on Kerala’s contact with the Roman Empire), 14th Century Brahma Sculpture, 16th Century Nataraja Sculpture and the 17th Century murals from the Pundarikapuram Temple, Kottyam.
For group reservations, please contact the reception
Kindly avail the parking facility in front of the Napier Museum
Concession tickets are available for disabled visitors
Mobile phone use is not permitted inside the museum
Eating, drinking and smoking are not permitted in the museum
Video recording is restricted inside the museum
Photography is allowed inside on extra charges
10 am to 5 pm. Closed on Mondays and public holidays.
Keralam, Museum of History and Heritage
Thiruvananthapuram - 695033
Tel: +91 471 2320231, +91 95670 19037
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram, about 3 km
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 9 km
Latitude: 8.509215, Longitude: 76.953807