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Napier Museum

Museum Rd, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Gorgeous and interesting building and a good collection, although it could be better curated and presented.

This small museum is housed in a fascinating relatively ornate 19th century building connected with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stephen P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Come to this museum to see artifacts, not to learn about them

This is a small collection of primarily Indian artifacts (though also from a few other Asian... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Museum Rd, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This small museum is housed in a fascinating relatively ornate 19th century building connected with the history of the Travancore monarchy. It has a wonderful selection of bronzes from the Chola period and though they are labeled there is not much explanation. There are also...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a small collection of primarily Indian artifacts (though also from a few other Asian countries). There are almost no descriptions, so if you don't already know what you're looking at, you won't learn it here. That said, it doesn't cost much time or...More

Thank globalbeth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't feel any thing specially attractive. It is just like any other museum. The building architecture is good, typical old Kerala style. Timings are 10 am to 4.45pm IST. Entry fee is INR 10/- including visit to another nearby painting hall called sri Chitra...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Napier museum is a small museum inside Zoo complex. Of interest is temple rath and Balinese shadow dancing cut out. Ticket counter is at the building and photography is not allowed.

1  Thank sandeepsangeeta
Reviewed 18 August 2017

If you like to see the old artefacts of Kerala and know more about its history, then this place is for you. It is conveniently situated in the heart of the city next to the Trivandrum zoo

Thank Sukrithaa C
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely superb! Wonderful collection of priceless objects in a wonderful building -- and with a non-discriminatory, non-prejudicial pricing scheme (10 Rupees for all visitors, irrespective of race or national origin). What a pleasure to see an equitable and respectful ticketing system here in India!

1  Thank Carlos Scott L
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The museum is having many rare statues some 2nd AD. Temple car, temple model & statues of Lord vishnu, Goddess Durga & Lord Shiva,Indra, Lord Rama & Lord Krishna.

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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Must see collection of artefacts from the past. not very well curated but get a good peek at all that is on display.

Thank Harish P
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Napier Museum is located right in the heart of Trivandrum city in kerala, india. Its established around 150 years and is well known for its renowned fine collection of sculptures, paintings and musical instruments. Open Time: All days of the week except Monday: 10:00 AM...More

Thank Santhosh K
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This museum is located in the same complex were Trivandrum Zoo is located. Not much of information to see inside the museum. But the location outside the museum is a good landscaped grenery which one can enjoy in the evening. Hence plan your visit in...More

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Carol M
20 January 2016|
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Response from Pillayss | Reviewed this property |
Why worry about such small matters when you have already decided to visit Napier Museum Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Well the fee per adult is Rs.10/- & Rs.4/- per child. For Zoo & Art gallery it is Rs.20/- per adult... More
Carol M
20 January 2016|
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very nominal entrance fee rs 10 or 20 only