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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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  • Its a small musem . might be interesting if you are a historian Need to leave foot wear out side. Not much place for parking, have to park on road side  more »
  • Expected it to be a great historical museum but turned out to be a leftover, like place. Nothing great here to see. Not recommended, even for timewasting  more »
  • The arakkal museum is a very familiar and this is a historical place.we have see the old cultural things on there.  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.
  • The museum houses exhibits related to Arakkal royal family. Number of exhibits are only a few. The place is easily accessible from Kannur railway station/bus station by auto rickshaw.
  • It gives a good insight into the pre independent history of North Kerala during the arrival of Dutch, Portuguese and English people and establishment of their rule and the cooperation as well as the resistance offered by the local people. The only Muslim rulers and their succession history and pattern as well as the unique authority of women rulers is highlighted in this museum. Maybe it can be better organized and managed.
  • It is the one of the oldest museum in malabar and good place for tourists there are so many ancient things also.
  • Arakkal museum is a most historical place in Kannur. It is the one and only muslim royal family in Kerala. We can feel the best and most peaceful atmosphere in that place.
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