Arakkal Museum

Arakkal Museum, Kannur: Hours, Address, Arakkal Museum Reviews: 3.5/5

Arakkal Museum
3.5
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9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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wandererlust
Mumbai, India154 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
The Arakkal museum is located close to the heart of Kannur city, and is a place that mist be visited to understand the history behind the Arakkal  Ali Raja family, the only Muslim royal family in Kerala. The museum is based within the former residence of the royal family, and transports you to architecture, heirlooms and artefacts from a different era. This is a must visit for people who love their history. The museum is closed on Mondays and charges a nominal entry fee. The staff is friendly, and one gentleman in particular, ensured that we were guided appropriately on the history all around. 
Written 25 December 2021
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EkMusafir
Pune, India2,206 contributions
Dec 2019
This is a museum dedicated to the Arakkal Ali Rajas, the only Muslim royal family of Kerala. The museum is housed in the Darbar Hall, which is a section of the Arakkal Kettu, or the Royal Palace. It was opened in 2005 after being renovated by the Government of Kerala. Surviving members of the royal family still live in the Arakkal Kettu.

The museum is spread over two floors, ground and first, in a heritage Kerala style building. It is not being maintained properly, and the old wooden windows were not hooked and were swinging with the breeze when I went upstairs. We saw many artefacts and royal heirlooms in the rooms which still had the antique furniture which was used in the good old days. We saw an old telephone, swords and daggers, and even an old telescope. There were many paintings depicting a bye-gone era and some copies of the Holy Quran. There were many placards depicting the history of the royal family and the influence they had with the European and other dignitaries.

The museum is worth a visit for the students of history. It is closed on Mondays and open from 10 am to 5 pm on the other days. There is a nominal entry fee.
Written 7 February 2020
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Praveenop
Chennai (Madras), India157 contributions
Jul 2019
This small museum is specially dedicated to the local Muslim royal family of the area. They were the only royal family from Kerala. It is not interesting for people who are not interested about the local culture.
Written 4 February 2020
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MaudWinnie
Doha, Qatar22 contributions
Jan 2020
small but interesting museum giving insights into a local family history. spent the time with a local school tour - all insisted on including us in their photos
Written 6 January 2020
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Gaurish
Porvorim, India493 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
There is not much to see at this museum. It is actually the house of some king / queen who were there during British time. Not a big place. We did not find it to be interesting. Entry fee is ₹20/- per adult. Can be easily avoided.
Written 29 December 2019
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Sheethal S
58 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
The Arakkal Museum is a museum dedicated to the Arakkal family, the only Muslim royal family in Kerala,ted to the Arakkal family, the only Muslim royal family in Kerala, 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'sThe Arakkal Museum is a museum dedicated to the Arakkal family, the only Muslim royal family in Kerala, 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.
Written 17 November 2019
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Cathrincristy
143 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
It's a historic place and it is a must-visit site in the district and it helps one gain an understanding of the cultural diversity that helped shape its current form ,former residence of the only Muslim royal family in Kerala, the Arakkal Ali Rajas.
Written 17 November 2019
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Najiya Rinaf
Chennai (Madras), India8 contributions
Dec 2018
Arakkal Museum is a section of the Arakkal palace dedicated to the only Muslim royal family in Kerala, India. This place is a real testimony of impressive architectural design that withholds the impeccable history of many powerful women in the Arakkal Royal family. It was definitely worth paying a nominal fee to explore this heritage grandeur.
Written 9 November 2019
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sunilk2100
New Delhi, India445 contributions
Oct 2018
Dont expece Arakkal Museum ti be a big museum like others. But its a nice place to ger some history about Arakkal family.
Written 24 August 2019
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jishnumj
Kochi (Cochin), India590 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
The arakkal museum is very familiar in kerala. This is must see location place. And we have get more knowledge from there such a very thrilling place.
Written 21 July 2019
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