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Napier Museum

Napier Museum

Napier museum is one of the famous museums situated in Thiruvananthapuram in the south Indian state of Kerala. Built in Indo-Saracenic style of architecture by Robert Chisholm, this 19th century museum is featured with the rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings. The museum also provides the glimpse of the cultural heritage of Kerala. Named after the former Madras Governor General, John Napier, the museum is also called ass the Government Art Museum.

A vast collection of prized stone sculptures, wood and ivory carvings, handicrafts and a collection of the Chera, Chola, Pandya coins is displayed at the Napier Museum. The main attraction at the museum includes gothic roof and minarets; ornamentation using bronze and stone sculpture, wood and ivory carvings; lamps, textiles, handicraft items, kuftgiri works and traditional musical instruments. The Napier Museum showcases Kerala chariots and ivory carvings. The sculpture called Shiva with Sati is a major attraction in the museum, displayed with priceless aesthetic and ethnic antiques such as stone sculptures. Apart from that, there are various fabulous artifacts that are exhibited at the museum.

The museum remains open on all the days except on Mondays and national holidays from 9 am to 5 pm. Also, on Wednesday the visiting hours of the museum are 1 pm- 5 pm.

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