Pareekshith Thampuran Museum is an archaeological museum, which holds a collection of 19th century paintings.Along with the paintings the museum also holds exhibit of paintings of ancient monuments, coins and scriptures which are made of stone and Plaster of Paris and most of them belongs to the Royal family of Cochin.
Much before it was turned into a museum, and came to known Parishath Thampuran Museum the building housing was used as a venue to receive the guests of the Kochi royalty. It also substituted as a place for official ceremonies and meetings. The most attractive part of this magnanimous structure is the former guest room, or the durbar hall, of the Kochi rajas. It has a sprawling, stringently Kerala style structure.
The Pareekshit Thampuran Museum is, now, under the administration of the State Archaeological Department, which named it after Rama Varma Parikshit Thampuran, the Royal family’s last ruler and is located near the Shiva temple, on the Durbar Hall Road at Ernakulam, this museum can be accessed by taxi, auto-rickshaw and bus from Kochi city.
Parikshit Thampuran Museum is a very good archeological museum located near the Shiva temple
, on the Durbar Hall Road at Ernakulam.
Formerly, this Pareekshith Thampuran Museum was a venue, which hosted the guests of the Kochi royalty. Official ceremonies and meetings were also held in the building.
Museum is open at 9AM to 4PM.