Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum, housed in a modern spacious building, is situated in the Napier Museum and Zoo complex.
The museum has a varied and rich collection of minerals and books presented by General Cullen in 1885. There are several galleries within the Natural History Museum. Each of the galleries is specifically assigned to a particular category of the animal kingdom.
The museum has separate galleries for mammals, birds, lower vertebrates, invertebrates, separate room for index collections, skeleton gallery, an ethnographic collection, and a laboratory.
There is also an outdoor exhibit of fossil tree trunks near the entrance of the museum.
The art collection covers aspects of Kerala's rich heritage in sculptures of stone, wood and metal. An interesting replica of Tharawad is also present in the museum.
The Natural History Museum has a vast collection of replica of a typical Kerala Nair wooden house, naluketu, detailing the principles of its construction. The Kanakakunnu Palace where the royal family of Travancore once entertained their guests is adjacent to this complex, on the top of a hill.
Natural History Museum,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 033, Kerala.
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