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The Archaeological Museum,Thrissur

Archaeological Museum, Thrissur is an art and archaeological museum situated in Thrissur City of Kerala. The museum is located in the Thrissur Zoo compound.

The museum was started as Sree Mulam Chithrasala (Picture Gallery) in 1938 under the auspices of the Government of Kochin. The gallery was started in the balcony of Thrissur Town Hall, Thrissur City.
Later an archaeological gallery was attached to the Picture Gallery in 1948. In 1975, the Department of Archaeology purchased a building at Chembukavu in Thrissur City and the archaeological and Picture Gallery were shifted to the new building in 1975 and named it as Archaeological Museum, Thrissur.

The museum houses consists life-size statues of famous personalities, models of ancient temples, monuments, manuscripts written on dry palm leaves, megalith collection consisting of earthen pots, Urn burials (Nannangadi) black and red wares, stone age tools, excavated materials from Indus Valley Civilization and Harappa, excavated materials from megalithic sites like beads, iron implements, excavated materials from Cheraman Parambu stone sculptures ranging from 7th century to 10th century, bronze sculptures ranging from 12h century to 18h century etc.

opens at 10.00AM - 17.00PM on all days except Mondays and National Holidays.

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