Parikshith Thampuran Museum

Parikshit Thampuran Museum

Parikshit Thampuran Museum is located next to Shiva temple in Durbar hall road in Ernakulam. It is also famously known as Durbar Hall Art Gallery. It has the largest collections of ancient things especially belongs to 19th century. It is one of the finest museums in Kerala as well as in India also.

It has various types of collection in it like statues in stone and in plaster of Paris, paintings, wall paintings, old coins etc and the collections belongs to kochi royal family. Once it was used by the Cochin royal family as Durbar Hall where they used to put meetings, used for office purpose and also to invite the guest to stay. The major attraction of this museum is Durbar hall which is designed beautifully.

It was used as guest rooms during the early time. Now it went under the administration of Archaeological department of Kerala. The Parikshit Thampuran Museum is constructed in Kerala Architecture method. It got this name from the last ruler Rama Varma Parikshith Thampuran who belongs to Cochin royal family. And it is also used as cricket ground among the British army and the local club.

How to Reach Parikshit Thampuran Museum

It is very easy to reach the Parikshit Thampuran Museum by all types of transport. Nearest airport to Parikshit Thampuran Museum is Cochin international airport. Ernakulam railway station is the nearest railway station to this museum. Buses are operated from Ernakulam bus stop. It is opened from 9.30 am to 12.00 pm and 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm. It is opened on all days except Monday and during public holidays. It is the one of the best tourist place in Kerala to enjoy and to know about the history and see the ancient things.

Parikshit Thampuran Museum Timings and Holidays

Timings :9:30 am to 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Holidays:Monday and Public holidays

 

 

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