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Archaeological Museum Thrissur
This Archaeological Museum is located of the city of Thrissur of the state of Kerala. This museum of archaeology is situated of the Zoo Compound of Thrissur. This museum has huge collection of valuables like relics and murals from Kerala parts and situated at the city center of town hall road. This museum also displayed the past lived personalities of Kerala with their life spam, which is the main attraction. of this museum, displays of handicrafts, artifacts, temples of Kerala, and models of monuments were shown.
By the sponsorship of Cochin government, this museum of archaeology was inaugurated of the form of Sree Mulam Chithrasala of year 1938. of the city of Thrissur, this starting of gallery was made at town hall balcony. of year 1948, this gallery of archaeology was connected to the picture gallery. All the pictures collection of the museum is due to the efforts made of collecting the original copies of the mural paintings from the palace of Mattancherry and temples from the state of Cochin. The guides named as V.S. Unni Nair, N.O. Antony, and Sri T. R. Madhava makes their efforts of work of copy. V.R. Chithra of Madras school of arts guided giving supervision to Sri jatyanti Lal and T. Prakash of Bombay. At the town hall balcony of Thrissur, this gallery was inaugurated. of year 1948, this gallery was later on connected to the picture gallery to display the material and findings of Archaeology department of Cochin state. Later on this archaeology department bought a building at Chembukavu of year 1975. Later on of year 1975, this picture and archaeology gallery was moved to the latest building and named as Archaeological Museum of Thrissur.
Main wonderful collection of this museum is the written books of manuscripts on leaves of dry palm. To known about the Kerala’s heritage and culture, this museum is the worth place.
This museum of archaeology is moved to the building manufactured by the Kollangode Raja and his daughter of year 1904. With the designing of western style, traditional, and blending, the construction of this building was held. There is huge collection of exhibits of the museum such as Urn burials from the sites of megalithic, Harappa material, material from Indus valley, black wares, coated wares, iron implements, beads, red wares, 10th and 17th century stone sculptures, temple models, paintings of murals, brone sculptures of 12th and 18th century, material from Cheraman Parambu, etc. Also there is display of Megalithic sites material of Kerala of this museum with huge collection. The materials excavated nearby the Kollangode from the village of Nenmeni were also displayed of the museum.
How to Reach
To reach this museum at Thrissur, various buses are available of the Kerala. This transport of bus service of Kerala is connected to the other states of the country also. One can also get the service of private bus of the city. Thrissur is also connected to the various other cities like Palaghat, Chennai, Kochi, Salem, Bangalore, Coimbatore, and Trivandrum by the super deluxe bus service.
At the south side, the Thrissur railway station is the main mode of transport. This city is also linked with other larger cities of India.
At the 85 km distance, the easily reachable airport to Thrissur is Nedumbassery International Airport just at Kochi. Service of Taxi is also other mode of transport to reach the Thrissur from the Kochi at rent of Rs. 700. This airport of Kochi is also linked with the foreign cities and linked with other major cities. From the city of Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, and Delhi, there is direct flight available.
Documentation Officer, Archaeological Museum
Timings and Ticket Prices
All days are open from 1000 - 1700 hours. Mondays and national holidays are closed.
Admission Fee: Free