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The Natural History Museum in Trivandrum, Kerala is a rich repository of assortment of stuffs that have immense scientific, historical or artistic value and a visit to it will be a very rewarding and enriching experience. It is a must see venue for all the tourists visiting it.
The Natural History Museum opened its doors to visitors way back in the year 1885. However the present building was constructed in 1964. It is a modern two storied building.
The Natural History Museum is located in the nearby vicinity of the more renowned Napier Museum or the Government Art Museum.
The spacious building of the Natural History Museum houses a diverse and rich collection of ethnographic pieces. Animal Skeletons, Stuffed Animals and Birds form part of the exhibit. It is indeed amazing to know that the museum was initially started with the individual collection of General Cullen. He presented his personal collection of minerals and books and that was all that the museum had to be proud of in the earliest stage. However with the passage of years, the stock got richer.
At the entrance of the Natural History Museum, there are fossils of tree trunks. This is one of the best tourist places in trivandrum.
The Natural History Museum remains open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10’o clock in the morning to quarter to five in the evening. However on Wednesdays, it opens only at 1’o clock in the afternoon.
Visiting hours of Natural History Museum at Thiruvananthapuram
Morning 10 AM to 4.45 PM from Tuesday to Sunday.
However on Wednesdays, the museum is opened only at 1 PM.
Getting There :
Nearest Airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (IATA: TRV, ICAO: VOTV)
Nearest Railway Station: There are five railway stations within the city limits including the Thiruvananthapuram central station. Thiruvananthapuram Pettah, Kochuveli, Veli stations and Thiruvananthapuram Nemom are other railway stations.
Road: Thiruvananthapuram is well connected by road network. The National Highway NH-47 runs from Salem to Kanyakumari, passes through the city. It connects important southern cities such as Coimbatore and Salem in north direction and Nagercoil in south direction. Kerala State RTC operates daily bus service from Thiruvananthapuram to the other cities of the state.
Distance To Natural History Museum From :
Kollam: 65 Km
Kottayam: 166 Km
Kumarakom: 175 Km
Alappuzha: 151 Km
Ernakulam: 212 Km
Idukki: 235 Km
Thrissur: 280 Km
Munnar: 322 Km
Kozhikode: 403 Km
Thalassery: 472 Km
Wayanad: 481 Km
Kannur: 491 Km
Kasargod: 584 Km