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Museum Of Kerala History - Things to Know Before Visiting

Salem - Kochi Hwy, Near Hotel Seagate, Koonamthai, Edappally, Ernakulam, Kerala 682024, India


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About Museum Of Kerala History

One of the best museums to visit in Kerala. It consists of three galleries- the Museum of Kerala History, the Dolls Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art, showing different aspects of Kerala's culture and history.

Attractions Near Museum Of Kerala History

LuLu Mall
LuLu Mall1.42km from Museum Of Kerala History

One of the largest shopping malls in India. With a daily footprint of about 80,000 people, it is one of the most visited places in Kerala.

St. George's Forane Church
St. George's Forane Church2.08km from Museum Of Kerala History

Asia's largest shrine of Saint George. Locally known as Edappally church.

Kadamakkudy Islands
Kadamakkudy Islands7.13km from Museum Of Kerala History

A cluster of small islands spread in backwaters and filled with paddy fields and fishing nets. The area is famous for fish farms and a kayak through the waters treats you with great views. This area is devoid of all the noice and hustle of Cochin city, one truely hidden gem which is very easily reachable for people in Cochin. The place is especiallly beautiful during sunrise and sunsets.

Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary7.19km from Museum Of Kerala History

Nesting ground for migratory birds and supports many types of mangroves. Located in the center of Kochi city, it houses a shallow tidal lake connected with Kochi backwaters by a canal.

Broadway Market
Broadway Market7.59km from Museum Of Kerala History

One of the oldest shopping streets in Kochi. The market sells anything from jewelerries, clothes, vegetables, household items, and most other things you can imagine. The street is a car free pedestrian road, characterized by narrow roads lined with shops. There are more than a thousand shops in broadway, all in a two kilometer radius.

Marine Drive
Marine Drive7.67km from Museum Of Kerala History

Major hangout place in Kochi . Popular site for shopping, urban walk and street food.

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Nele Lenze
Nele Lenze
If you only want to visit one museum while in  
Kerala, visit this one. The Kerala museum consists of three buildings that show you different aspects of Kerala's culture and rich history.
The first building gives you an excellent overview of the past 800 years of Kerala including culture, the arts, religion, science and foreign and domestic politics. The history is shown through manequins/ life size dolls that are reenacting a scene from the past and embody important personalities that took part in shaping the state.
As you move from scene to scene an audio tape is narrating what you see and gives you the historical details.
The second buildings exhibits smaller dolls in national costumes from different parts of India. These include tribes as well.  
The third building is home to an extensive and very impressive art collection that is well worth visiting.
The museum is privately run and was initiated, financed and founded by the late Madhavan Nayar. He was in the shrimp export business.
If you are in town for longer, you can participate in one of the many art or dance workshops at the foundation. The venue also hosts a film club that screens movies twice a month.
Entrance fee was 150Rs and it was the first time that I did not have to pay extra for being a foreigner.