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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Napier Museum, Thiruvananthapuram - 129

The Napier museum hosts a fine collection of Kerala’s ornaments and costumes. It also has a model of the “Tharawad”, the traditional Nair family home.

Guys this museum named after the governor general of Madras, John Napier, the Trivandrum Napier museum is located in the heart of the city. The museum is equipped with natural air conditioning and provides a glance of the rich historical legacy of Kerala. Napier museum and art gallery of Kerala are located in the same compound and the museum has a good collection of ancient archaeological artifacts. This museum was built in the 19th century.

The architecture of the museum building is a unique blend of traditional Kerala, Chinese, Mughal and Italian styles. Tourists are attracted to the Sri Chitra Art gallery, which showcases some of the best works of Raja Ravi Varma and Roerich amongst other noted artists. One can find paintings belonging to Rajput, Mughal and the very famous Tanjore School of Art. As they say, art knows no boundaries and we find a true example of this in the art gallery. One can find paintings from Tibet, Japan and China, thus honoring the various art forms of those countries.

How to Reach Napier Museum Trivandrum:

By Air:

The nearest airport is Trivandrum Airport at a distance of 6 kilometers.

By Rail:

The Trivandrum railway station is located at a distance of 2 kilometers.

By Roads:

The museum can be reached from anywhere in Kerala as Trivandrum is well connected by roads.

You can visit here from Tuesday to Sundays from 10.00 am to 04.45 pm, On Wednesdays, the museum opens only at 01.00 pm.

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