Keralam – Museum of History and Heritage

Keralam – Museum of History and Heritage

Kerala has a fascinating history that blends with the myths and legends of this land and possesses the alluring aroma of spices. The state has an assortment of exhibits that take you into the world of yesteryears.

The exhibits include the archeological evidences of Neolithic age, burial accompaniments belonging to the Iron Age, sculptures of gods and goddesses in bronze, wood and stone, coins, murals and many more. These tokens of days gone by will familiarize one with the very many facets of this land like its rituals, cults, customs, tradition, trade, art, people and their lifestyle.

Keralam, a museum of history and heritage in the capital city, is a joint venture of Kerala Tourism and the State Department of Archaeology. The museum, established in the Park View mansion near the zoo, uses modern display techniques such as touch-screen counters and multimedia systems to explain the artifacts arranged in different galleries and to screen narrative documentaries on the distinctive facets of Kerala’s cultural history.

Main attractions

  • Burial accompaniments belonging to the Iron Age
  • The Roman Dinari, which proves Kerala’s maritime contacts with the Roman Empire
  • The Granthas, written on palm leaves, in Malayalam and Sanskrit
  • 17th Century murals from the Pundarikapuram Temple, Kottyam
  • Stone celts, which prove the Neolithic inhabitation in Kerala
  • 14th Century Brahma Sculpture
  • 14th Century Yoga Narasimha Murthy
  • 16th Century Nataraja Sculpture

General Information

  • 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

Museum timings

  • 10 am to 5.30 pm. Closed on Mondays and public holidays


Museum of History and Heritage
Park View
Thiruvananthapuram – 695033
Kerala, India

Tel: +91 95670 19037

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram, about 3 km
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 9 km


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