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Napier Museum in Thiruvananthapuram

 

In the heart of Thiruvananthapuram city lies the great Napier Museum and the Natural History Museum in the Museum compound, close to the Zoological park. Built in the 19th century, the museum has its own natural air-conditioning system. It contains a host of historical artifacts including bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings. People are especially impressed by the Japanese shadow play leather that is used to depict the Indian epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana.

Kerala's rich cultural heritage is in full display here. The museum was named after the former Madras Governor-General, John Napier. Its style is a mix of Indian, Chinese, Kerala and Mughal schools of architecture. It is also called the Government Art Museum.

Visiting Hours:
Open 10:00 - 16:45 hrs. Closed on Mondays, Wednesday forenoons, January 26th, August 15th, Thiruvonam and Mahanavami.

The Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum, a modern structure, houses some excellent exhibits like the skeletal, bird, animal and taxidermy galleries. Photography is not allowed in the museum.

Natural History Museum Timings:
Open 10:00 – 17:00 hrs, Wednesday 13:00 – 16:45 hrs.
Closed on Mondays

Contact Details for History Museum:
Ph: +91 471 2318294

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 2 km

Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 6 km

Location

Latitude: 8.508907, Longitude: 76.95515

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