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Rare collection displayed at heritage museum

| Updated on: May 08, 2011

A history-cum-heritage museum with a rare collection of exhibits that throw light into Kerala's history and culture over the centuries, has been set up here.

The museum is conceived as a way to showcase the history and culture of the State in authentic words, visuals and videos for the future generation.

Joint initiative

A joint initiative of the Departments of Tourism and Culture, the museum is housed in the historic Park View Bunglow in the heart of the city which was once the official residence of Chief Secretaries.

“More than making it an arena to exhibit the historical artifacts, the museum has been conceived to help research and studies in history,” Mr V.Venu, Kerala Tourism Secretary, said.

Spread over 7000 sq ft, the museum houses a rich array of sculptures, idols and tools in stone, metal and wood, ancient frescoes, murals and different art forms.

The replica of rock engravings and inscriptions dating back to the stone age have also been recreated.

Theatre complex

Narrative documentaries, aesthetically designed galleries, maps and charts, theatre complex, library and a museum shop, have also been provided for the visitors.

First to welcome the visitor is the screening of a short film on Kerala history.

Brief notes are attached to each exhibit to help them get information about the exhibits.

Published on May 08, 2011

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