Napier Museum
Napier Museum
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David
60 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
It was not a great experience. I had to pay 150 rupees for parking and only 40 rupees for entrance. Not much to see except king and gods. One has to buy a separate ticket for other parts of museum.
Written March 2, 2020
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Venkataraman R
Chennai (Madras), India210 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Magnificent historical building hosting a very good museum. Historical building is massive and very good to see from both inside and outside.
The museum is not so big but it is having good collection of artefacts. Good thing about the museum is it is surrounded by so many other places to visit. Natural history museum, zoo, chitralaya.
Written May 8, 2022
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Raju_1205
Bengaluru, India67 contributions
Mar 2015 • Family
This is annex to Trivandrum zoo. The museum houses rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot & small wooded boat-which my daughter liked a lot and off course-ivory carvings. Good one to be visited to understand old folk art of Tanjavur and Mughals.
Written March 17, 2015
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Muguncjb
Chennai (Madras), India1,051 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
The entrance for Trivandrum zoo and this museum is the same. First you would be visiting this museum and then the down side is the big Trivandrum zoo. The museum is small sized one and it has paintings, idols, ancient articles, etc. The outlook of the museum building is likeable. If you are not a history lover, then it may need only less than 30 minutes to enter and come out of the museum.
Written April 8, 2015
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Missturkey
Nuneaton, UK218 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
My wife is into religious artefacts, me, once I've seen one cosmic Shiva, I don't want to look at another. On the plus side it's dirt cheap, and takes only a few minutes. I enjoyed watching Indian bureaucracy in action, as you have to go to one window for your ticket then around to another door to get in. All in that gives six people some work!
They're closed Mondays, as all museums and the like are yet they have to close again Wednesday morning for cleaning!
Written March 4, 2015
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AmitJ24
Bengaluru, India288 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
This has excellent collection of ivory carvings and a few wooden carvings too. Apart from them, some of the things in tis museum are replicas, which does take away a lot of their charm. Not a must visit for a tourist
Written February 7, 2015
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RAJEETJ
Ahmedabad, India109 contributions
Mar 2015 • Family
If you compare with the Baroda museum this is very small in size, but the is impressive particularly for those interested in Raja Ravi varma's paintings. One will also have a macro view of Kerala s architectural tastes and customs .
Written April 4, 2015
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JanC377
Basingstoke, UK294 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
We visited Napier park whilst killing time before a flight. The museums were are really cheap, 20 or 10 rupees . The main museum is based in a beautiful building and comprises mainly of some interesting statues and other works of art. well worth a look.the ticket also allows you into a smaller art gallery which is quite interesting as it provides some history about Kerala.
The natural history museum however is something else! it's like going back to the early century with bad fibre glass models of animals , cases of stuffed animals that are quite old (and some had their ears missing ),plus clouded jars full of bits of animal foetus or whole creatures . All I can say is it's an experience.
We also visited the zoo( see separate review). The gardens are well cared for and quite pretty and calm. I ate at the cafe by the zoo entrance and had a reasonable biriani for 75 rupees. everything is cheap and it's easy to get a rickshaw back.
Don't go out of your way but it does pass time.
Written February 7, 2015
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Aparajita5
Bengaluru, India992 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
The museum’s building is a rare amalgamation of the Kerala, Mughal, Chinese and Italian architectural styles. Outside view of the building is beautiful. Nothing spectacular or exceptional to watch inside.

1.Photography is not allowed inside.
2.Entry fee is rs 10/-
3.Open from 10:00 am t o 4:45 pm on all days except Mondays and Wednesday forenoon
Written July 28, 2014
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sunshinelpc
Toronto, Canada1,078 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
It is not expensive, so if you go to the zoo, nice to visit this museum. It is very well preserved and some interesting artifacts. can be hot inside and no photo as well.
Written March 11, 2015
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