Trip Planner:   Asia  /  India  /  Kerala  /  Kannur District  /  Kannur  /  Arakkal Museum

Arakkal Museum, Kannur

3.2
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
It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Arakkal Museum and many more Kannur attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kannur trip itinerary maker .
Source
Create an itinerary including Arakkal Museum
map
Places to stay near Arakkal Museum
Arakkal Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.0
53 reviews
Google
4.0
TripAdvisor
  • Excellent small museum that gives an insight into the life of the local people and the fishermen. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • This place is a Historic monument . This was the accient palace of the Arakkal dynastry of kerala's one and only muslim kingdome.  more »
  • 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 »
Google
  • 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 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 the importance this dynasty played in the Malabar region & in the spice trade. The museum has interesting artifacts but needs more description. Also needs to be promoted as a whole; we were the only tourists there. Parking was across the road, next to the fuel station but it is a one-way street.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Old palace of the Arakal family which lived during the pre independence era. The lifestyle and family history is explained by means of exhibits,photos and writings. Nice short trip to know some history . It has a low entry fee of 20 per adult and is worth it. Don't miss this place and give it a short visit on the way just to know abt the history. Very close to the beach area,and is right on the main road. Not crowded and photography is permitted.

Plan your trip to Kannur

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Arakkal Museum by other users

36 days in India BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kannur BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kannur BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kannur District BY A USER FROM INDIA April, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Kannur BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kannur BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kannur BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Kannur & Goa BY A USER FROM INDIA July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in South India BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kannur BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans