A main building of the palace complex of Arakkal kettu is the museum containing the artefacts and heirlooms of the royal family as exhibits. The notable ones include the family seal, the pathaayam (the wooden box that has been used to store grains), document box the royal copies of the Holy Koran, an old-fashioned telephone, swords and daggers used by the rulers, and a telescope are also on display. Apart from these, there are exhibits that stand as testimonies to the Arakkal rulers’ relationship with European colonial powers as well as those relating to their maritime activities and monopoly on spice trade. It is a small museum but very neatly maintained one on the main road. It certainly helps one gain an insight of the cultural diversity that helped shape its current form.
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