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Museum of Kerala History

Museum of Kerala History


The Museum of Kerala History in the Cochin city is not just any ordinary museum, it is a living legacy. The museum recounts the history of the land through a remarkable light and sound show. Enjoy a presentation of the depiction of stories based on the lives of 87 prominent personalities who influenced the course of Kerala's future. Popular among tourists, locals, students and intellectuals, the Museum of Kerala History treasures every detail about the state, spanning from the time of the early people, the various colonies to the modern age.

The Light and sound shows at the museum is the biggest tourist attraction. Regularly organized with commentaries in English and Malayalam, the history of Kerala is represented in 36 visuals through the light and sound. The show covers the entire history over the past 2000 years. Some topics in the light and sound show are named Early People, Nannan of Ezhimala, Senguttavan and Ilango Venmani, Ay Andiran of Pothiyilmala, The Aryan Immigration, St. Thomas, Shankaracharya, Kulasekhara Alwar and Cheraman Perumal Nayanar.

The Art Exhibition Space here has a collection of the original reproduction of select world masters and life-size mural reproductions of Indian art. There is also a gallery displaying over 200 original works by contemporary Indian artists. The works of the Company School of Paintings, the Bengal School, the Progressive Artists Group, Indian Abstract Act, Narrative painters and the Symbolic-Mystical Style are covered.

The Dolls Museum, one of its kind in South India is housed in this complex. It has a collection of 150 dolls, each one of them is handcrafted. These dolls are from various different states of India, starting from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. Through attires, hairdos and jewelry, these dolls reflect the socio-cultural traditions of the respective states of India.

Visiting Hours:10:00 AM to 05:00 PM on all days except Mondays.


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