The Hill Palace includes forty-nine colonial buildings with more than 20000 square feet. Historically, Hill Palace is known as the official residence of Maharaja of Kochi and it was built in the year 1865.
The buildings are exquisite structures with a fine blend of Dutch and traditional architectural styles. The museum building has an open space at its heart, supported by eight pillars. The building harbours 18 main galleries each arranged in a neat and informative manner. The oldest building here is the ettukettu and it harbours the heritage museum.