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     Museum Trivandrum


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          The museum was established in 1855,In 1874 the old Museum Building was demolished and foundation for the new building was laid. The new building was named after Lord Napier, the Governor of Madras from 1866-1872.The architectural masterpiece was designed by Robert Chisholm, the consulting Architect of the Madras Government and the construction was completed in 1880. Napier Museum is a landmark in the city with its unique ornamentation and architectural style with gothic roof and minarets. The Indo-Saracenic structure also boasts a natural air conditioning system.Napier Museum built in the 19th century, this Indo-Saracenic structure boasts a natural air-conditioning system and houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artefacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings. The Japanese shadow play leather figures, used to depict the epics of Mahabharata and the Ramayana, are very interesting.


          A visit to the Napier Museum complex reveals a glimpse of Kerala's rich cultural heritage. An exceptional piece of architecture, the Museum is named after the former Madras Governor General, John Napier. The Napier Museum is also called the Government Art Museum. The Museum building is a combination of the Kerala, Mughal, Chinese and Italian architectural styles.


          The Sree Chithra Art Gallery near the Napier Museum was opened in 1935 by the then Maharaja of Travancore, Sree Chithira Thirunal, displays rare collection of paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlova and Nicholas Roerich; exquisite works from the Mughal, Rajput and Tanjore schools of art. An oriental collection consisting of paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali offers a visual treat and are a tribute to the art and culture of these countries. The collection also includes unique copies of Indian mural paintings from pre-historic times down to the 18th Centuary.


 

          Visiting Hours: Open 1000 - 1645 hrs. Closed on Mondays







     Location


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 Nearest Airport:

 Thiruvanathapuram International Airport

 Road :

 From Airport to spot(5.7 km, 15 mins )


   Directions :


1. Head north-west on International Airport Rd
           170 m

2. Take the 1st right to stay on International Airport Rd
           52 m

3. Continue onto Thiruvananthapuram Airport Exit Rd
           550 m

4. Turn left onto NH Bypass Service Rd
           210 m

5. Continue onto NH 47 Bypass Rd
           210 m

6. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Palayam Airport Rd Pass by Mariamman Tile Stores (on the left)
           3.3 km

7. At Aasan Square, take the 2nd exit onto Palayam Underpass
           200 m

8. Turn left toward Palayam PMG Road/Salem-Kanyakumari Hwy
           300 m

9. Turn left onto Palayam PMG Road/Salem-Kanyakumari Hwy Pass by EMS Namputhiripad Statue (on the left)
           270 m

10. Turn right at Netaji Roundabout Junction toward LMS PMG Rd/LMS Vellayambalam Rd
           250 m

11. Continue straight onto LMS PMG Rd/LMS Vellayambalam Rd Continue to follow LMS Vellayambalam Rd Pass by State Bank of India (on the left) Destination will be on the left
           400 m

12.Spot





     Location




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 Nearest Railway station:

 Thiruvanathapuram Central Railway Station

 Road :

 From Thiruvanathapuram Central Railway Station to spot(4.1 km, 11 mins )


   Directions :



1. Head east 120 m

2. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Salem-Kanyakumari Hwy Pass by Minerva Studio (on the right in 500 m)
           600 m

3. Turn right at Kerala State Co-operative Bank to stay on Salem-Kanyakumari Hwy Pass by Bharat Petroleum (on the left in 1.3 km)
           2.0 km

4. Turn left onto Palayam PMG Road/Salem-Kanyakumari Hwy Pass by State Bank of Travancore (on the left)
           400 m

5. Turn right at Netaji Roundabout Junction toward LMS PMG Rd/LMS Vellayambalam Rd
           250 m

6. Continue straight onto LMS PMG Rd/LMS Vellayambalam Rd Continue to follow LMS Vellayambalam Rd Pass by State Bank of India (on the left)
           550 m

7. Sharp left onto Napier Museum Rd Restricted-usage road
           140 m

8. Turn right Restricted-usage road
           40 m

9.Spot



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