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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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  • It is place where Arakkal family were lived....There are some interesting thing.People who are interested in history may like this place.  more »
  • The Arakkal Kettu or Arakkal Royal House was the base of the Arakkal Royal Family, the most powerful Muslim royal family on the Malabar coast. The palace, with its wooden floors and antique furniture,...  more »
  • Arakkal Dynasty has a significant influence on the history of Kerala.It was the one and only Muslim dynasty in Kerala  more »
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  • Neatly maintained. This one is gonna give you some historical knowledge. Try to get inside the mosque behind the museum, it's really beautiful. Also you can have a glimpse of a clock tower and some part of the Arakkal Palace.
  • Arakkal Kingdom was the only Muslim-ruled state in Kerala prior to the British era. They ruled Kannur and Lakshadweep Islands. The Dunbar Hall section of Arakkal Palace has been converted into a museum. It showcases heirlooms from the times of Arakkal dynasty. The museum was opened to the public in July 2005. The museum faces the Arabia Sea and is near St. Angel's Fort. Car parking is available. Visitors can enter inside between 9:30 am and 5:15 pm. Footwear has to be kept outside. Parts of the palace are now in ruins and in need of intense repairs.
  • When seeing outside its a small two storied house, but inside we have a lot of things to see, fully made with wood.
  • Well renowed Arakkal family museum. precious and valuable articles and furnitures are displayed here.
  • Very well maintained museum .. Belong to old Muslim family.. irrespective of the gender the ruler of the family shall be the eldest of the family this is the uniqueness of the family .. You can spend about 20 minutes here ..

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