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Arakkal Museum, Kannur

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The Arrakkal Museum is a museum dedicated to the Arakkal family, the only Muslim royal family in Kerala, South India. The museum is actually a section of the Arakkalkettu(Arakkal Royal Palace). The durbar hall section of the palace has been converted into a museum by the Government of Kerala. It was opened in July 2005 after a Rs. 9,000,000 renovation.Although renovated by the government, the Arakkalkettu is still owned by the Arakkal Royal Trust and does not fall under the control of the country's archaeology department, the Archaeological Survey of India. The government had taken a keen interest in preserving the heritage of the Arakkal Family, which had played a prominent role in the history of Malabar. A nominal entry fee is charged by the Arakkal Royal Trust from visitors to the museum.LocationThe Arakkal Museum is located in Ayikkara, next to the Kannur City. It is located 2-3 kilometres from Kannur town.Departments Operations Research and Development Communications and Public Informations Protocol and Liaison Service Registration and PermissionsPhoto gallery
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  • The museum was the erstwhile residence of the Arakkal dynasty rulers. Now it has artifacts dating back to that period. The Arakkals were the only Muslim royal family in Kerala. The museum showcases th...  more »
  • Arakkal Museum is the palace of arakkal dynasty , the only muslim dynasty in kerala which ruled malabar  more »
  • It is place where Arakkal family were lived....There are some interesting thing.People who are interested in history may like this place.  more »
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  • An old palace of Arakkal converted into a museum with a few of their daily utility items and stories and pictures. Though it doesn't look like a grand palaces of rest of India, its humble existence is worth a visit. Decently maintained. Just on the main road. You can click picture inside as well. Enjoy walking on the wooden flooring at first floor.
  • One of the Treasures of our old tradition.. provided a wide knowledge about the old tradition which Kerala had during the British rule. And that was a real opportunity to see the kingdom equipments and other royal usables in the palace
  • It is one of the rare museum which highlights on the history of Kannannur, Kerala. It highlights on Women Muslim Rulers in India. The Arakkal Palace is converted to a museum. The entrance fee is moderate. The article and photos and paintings are kept safely and neatly. But the local informations and other things are available only in Malayalam. The tourists are not limited to Kerala. Several National and International tourists visit the museum. So I will request the authorities to publish Information in English and if possible in Indian languages.The washroom facilities are available.
  • It's 10 mins in total. At best. Only if you are a true enthusiast of local history, would you find something interesting.
  • One of the must visited museums in kannur, It's a small place which turned into a museum. The exhibitions are from the old Muslim family dynasty which lived in the palace. It's a nice visit for families. Staffs are well mannered. You can also see the sea 🌊 from the museum. There's not much exhibitions in the museum, you can spend maximum an hour in here. It's very accessible from central Kannur I recommend it. If you're visiting Kannur, I highly recommend it.

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