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Archaeological Museum, Thrissur

 
 

Location : Near the Thrissur Zoo, 2 km from Thrissur town, central Kerala.
Visiting hours : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on all days except Mondays and national holidays.

The Archaeological Museum was until recently accommodated in the Thrissur Town Hall building. Now it has been shifted to the Kollengode Palace, an architectural delight. The majestic building houses a gallery of murals from all over Kerala and preserves a rare treasure of Veerakallu , temple models, olagrandhangal (manuscripts on dry palm leaves), megaliths etc.

Veerakallu or herostones are stone engravings and sculptures of figures and weapons belonging to the heroes of days gone by. Most of these were recovered from the forests of Wayanad and Thrissur.

The megalith collection includes earthen pots, urns etc. The temple models cast in plaster of Paris are excellent representations of the ancient temples in the State.

Getting there:
Nearest railway station: Thrissur
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 58 km to the south.

 
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