Important Museums of Kerala

Museums of Kerala & Locations
Museums of Kerala vividly capture the rich traditions and helps people to have a better understanding about the importance of cultural heritage of Kerala. 

In this post, we will list some of the important museums in Kerala and their locations which are often asked in the PSC Preliminary and Main examinations.

Important Museums of Kerala & Locations

  • Arakkal Museum – Ayikkara, Kannur.
  • Archaeological Museum – Thrissur.
  • Ayurveda Museum – Thaikkattussery, Ollur, Thrissur.
  • Banking Museum Kowdiar, Thiruvananthapuram (by SBT, 2017).
  • Business Museum – Kunamangalam, Kozhikode.
  • Bay Island Driftwood Museum / Driftwood Museum  Kumarakom, Kottayam.
  • Cartoon Museum Kayamkulam.
  • Coconut Museum – Kochi.
  • Coir Museum – Thoothukudi.
    • International Coir Museum – Kalavoor, Alappuzha.
  • Co-operative Museum – Kozhikode.
  • Crime MuseumThiruvananthapuram.
  • Dr. Kalam Smriti International Science & Space Museum – Vellanad, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Hill Palace Museum – Thrippunithura.
  • History Museum Uppalli.
  • History & Heritage Museum – Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Indian Business Museum IIM Kozhikode.
  • Indo-Portuguese Museum Fort Kochi.
  • International Coir Museum – Alappuzha.
  • International Cooperative Museum  Kozhikode.
  • Jail Museum Kannur.
  • Jaggery Museum Marayoor.
  • Keralam, Museum of History & Heritage Thiruvananthapuram (2011).
  • Kerala Folklore Museum   Thevara, Kochi.
  • Kerala History Museum Edapally.
  • Kerala Science & Technology Museum Thiruvananthapuram.
  • KCS Panicker Gallery Thiruvananthapuram.
  • KIRTADS Ethnological Museum   Chevayoor, Kozhikode.
    • Kerala Institute for Research Training and Development Studies of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
  • Krishna Menon Museum Kozhikode.
  • Museums of Kerala List- PSC GK
  • Krishnapuram Palace – Kayamkulam.
  • Kunjali Marakkar Museum Iringal, Kozhikode.
  • Kuthiramalika Museum – Trivandrum.
  • Labour Movement Museum  Alappuzha. (First of its kind in India)*
  • Lighthouse Museum  Alappuzha. 
  • Malayalam Literary Museum Thunjan Parambu, Tirur.
  • Mani Iyer Memorial Museum of Music Instruments Chathapuram, Palakkad (2013).
  • Martime Heritage Museum  Wellingdon, Kochi.
  • Mural Art Museum Thrissur.
  • Napier Museum – Trivandrum.
  • Nila Heritage Museum (proposed) – Ponnani (Malappuram).
  • Niyamasabha Museum – Trivandrum.
  • Numismatics Museum – Koyikkal Palace, Nedumangadu (1992).
  • Parikshit Thampuran Museum Kochi.
  • Pazhassi Raja Archaeological Museum Kozhikode (1978).
  • Ravi Karunakaran Museum Alappuzha.
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Police Museum Kollam.
    • Police Museum – Mattancherry, Ernakulam.
  • Soil Museum Parattukonam, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Spices Museum in Kerala Kochi.
  • Tea Museum Munnar.
  • Teak Museum Velianthode, Nilambur (1995).
  • Thakazhi Museum Alappuzha.
  • Tsunami Museum – Azheekal.
  • Vallathol Museum – Cheruthuruthy.
  • Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum – Thrissur (2013).
  • Veluthampi Dalawa Museum – Mannady.
  • Water Museum in Kerala Kunamangalam, Kozhikode.
  • Wayanad Heritage Museum – Amabalavayal.
  • Yesudas Digital Museum (proposed) Thiruvananthapuram.

📝SideNotes:

  • First Museum in Kerala Thiruvananthapuram (1853).
  • International Museum Day May 18.
  • Numismatics the branch of science that deals with the study or collection of coins, banknotes, & medals.
  • *New Model Cooperative Society Limited previously run by Bombay Company; is being converting into museum.
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