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The Napier Museum in Thiruvanthapuram is an art and natural history museum situated just 6 km from the heart of the town and is being visited by lots of people. First established in 1855, for unknown reason, the old building was pulled down and a new stylish building came up in 1874 when British Raj was functioning directly under the British Crown.
The new building was named after Lord Napier, the Governor of Madras Presidency from 1866-1872. It was designed by none other than Robert Chisholm, the consulting Architect of the Madras Government. He was a famous and experienced architect who was good at blending the local design with European features, thus enhancing the beauty of his creations. He was the one who designed the Senate building on the Marina at Madras (Chennai) and also the Nyay Mandir market building in Vadadora. The latter was built by the Maharajah of Badoda, Sayajirao Gaekwad III in memory of his wife Maharani Chimnabai.
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Built in 1880, Napier Museum building with its Indo Saracenic design is a landmark edifice in this sprawling city. In this famous museum there are rare collections of archaeological and historical artifacts, exquisitely designed bronze idols of deities, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and intricate ivory carvings. There is an Art Gallery called Sree Chitra Art Gallery and this section houses the works from Raja Ravi Varma and Nicholas Roerich, besides Mughal and Tanjore art forms.
Museum Visiting Hours: Open 10.00 am - 4.45 pm Closed on Mondays, Wednesday forenoons.