The Hill Palace Museum in Kochi is the largest of all archeological museums in Kerala.Built in 1865, it was once the official residential palace of the royal family of Kochi. It is now a qualified Ethno archeological museum besides having the distinction of being the first Heritage Museum in Kerala.
Location of Hill Palace Museum
The Hill Palace Museum is located in Thripunithura in the Ernakulam District of Kochi.It is 12 kms from Kochi on the Ernakulam-Chottanikkara route.
Information about Hill Palace Museum
The whole complex of the Hill Palace Museum has 49 buildings, all of which follow the traditional style of architecture of Kerala. These buildings are enclosed by terraced lands spread over 52 acres and adorned with ponds, fountains and lawns. Among the exhibits at the Hill Palace Museum are paintings, murals, manuscripts, inscriptions, carvings and sculptures, mainly from the Travencore Royal House, Paliam Devaswom and the archeological department. Other attractions here are the gold crown ornamented with precious stones, coins, epigraphy samples and majestic beds. There is also a gallery of contemporary art, the Paliam Gallery.