Napier Museum


14.2/5(9 Ratings)

Napier Museum Overview

Ranked 7 of 39 sightseeing in Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)

Situated in the vicinity of Sri Chitra Art Gallery and Zoological Garden, the Napier Museum or the Art Museum is a popular attraction, frequented by tourists.

The museum was established in 1855 and was rebuilt in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, by Robert Chisholm. It was opened to the public in 1880.

The main architectural features of the museum are its 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 collection at Napier Museum includes archaeological and historic artifacts; bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings.

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2nd Dec 17

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9th Jan 18


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30th Nov 17

A walk through the zoo

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Sushin Malayinkil
12th May 16

Art Museum where various artifacts are displayed

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26th May 16

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What travellers are saying about Napier Museum

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
10:00 AM -4:45 PM
10:00 AM -4:45 PM
10:00 AM -4:45 PM
Public Holidays:
10:00 AM -4:45 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Mahesh kumar u v

Mahesh kumar u v5.0/5

1 review

Napier museum, heart of trivandrum

Located in the heart of city, Napier museum is a great place to hangout and spend a day, The garden around the place is maintained well, Its a good place to go for a morning or evening jog and a great place to spent some time relaxing in the park, or sit in the grass and has a small picnic. The museum is amazing too,. The building is an architectural wonder by itself and also have a lot of historic stuff inside. Trivandrum zoo is also located inside near the museum.

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Chenchu Mareddy

Chenchu Mareddy3.9/5

116 reviews

Has ancestral items

It is next to Government art office, one of the oldest construction, ancestral items like chariot items, idols, food for purchase timings morning 10 AM, I booked a cab and entered this museum.

Annapa Rnreddy

Annapa Rnreddy4.6/5

18 reviews

Can see the old ornaments

It is adjacent to Government Zoological Park, the entrance time is from morning 10 AM, we came at 9. 10 AM we had to wait for about 50 minutes, we saw bronzil idols, chariot ornaments and all olden days items, we left around 12 PM.

Vishnu S

Vishnu S5.0/5

43 reviews

The history is explored here

The museum contains the rare belongings of the kings of Travancore and it also maintain foreign states gift and other things. The coinage of Travancore, pens of king, their royal dress, swords everything is displayed and maintained properly.

Aswathy Vishnu

Aswathy Vishnu4.3/5

2 reviews

Wonderful and great Art and paintings

Napier museum displays the historical background f Kerala. It has good coin collection and Velu Thampi Dalawa sword, which is of great importance. It has art galleries which has collections of Ravi Varma paintings too. Nearby that zoo is also there. It is a destination meant for History lovers.
  • Wonderful and great Art and paintings

Perwaiz Ahmed

Perwaiz Ahmed2.1/5

5 reviews

Nothing astonishing to ponder about

A very small museum. Nothing astonishing to ponder about. One can ignore the site. A nominal entry fee is applicable.

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