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Address: Museum Rd, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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A melting pot of cultures and ethnicities

Uncharacteristic south Indian architecture, however interesting, and nicely fitting in the surrounding park, which is worth a visit in itself, populated as it is by majestic trees... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Uncharacteristic south Indian architecture, however interesting, and nicely fitting in the surrounding park, which is worth a visit in itself, populated as it is by majestic trees and finely manicured lawns. The Museum is fully packed with objects, of various provenance, some more explanation tables for the visitors would definitely improve the comprehension of their historic and artistic significance. This... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The building itself is beautiful with lovely carvings. There are some very nice pieces in this museum and it is located in a pleasant park where you can sit and relax. However, there aren't a lot of exhibits. I went later in the day and would suggest that you visit earlier and go to the natural history museum and/or zoo... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We can go though historical carvings. Many other thing can view near by. A must see place for tourists in TVM. A better walking passage as well for morning and evening walking peoples

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is quite big and divided in different section of the park, you can buy the tickets for each of the places u want to visit, individually. My favorite was the paintings section, which has very big collection of canvas & oil paintings. Note: it a large open area/park walk from one place to another could be tiring specially... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

do visit if you like museums and want to know about grand history of Kerala. They have beautiful bronze , ivory statues. you can buy tickets at nominal price

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dusty and eclectic, the displays didn't make much sense to me. The building itself is more attractive. Instead, I recommend the Natural History Museum nearby, which has much more character! Also, the staff were far more welcoming.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seeing the Hindu chariot up close was worth the price of admission. The sculptures were fantastic.The displays in glass cases looked lonely and tatty. Really needs a good curator to take care of those details, but the art was great. It does not take long to go through - 1 hour is plenty.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

This unassuming museum is filled with beautiful artifacts - ancient bronze idols, jewelry and exquisite ivory carvings. Must see in Trivandrum

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful building inside and out. Well worth the 20 rupee fee to go in just for the architecture. Exhibits an eclectic range of carvings and statues. The Chinese shadow puppets were pretty cool.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Many interesting artefacts laid out in a lovely building. We were lucky enough to have procured a knowledgeable guide which enhanced the visit

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