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“Arakkal kettu - Museum”
Review of Arakkal Museum

Arakkal Museum
Ranked #15 of 75 things to do in Kannur
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

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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Reviewed 25 May 2018

The museum is good, it demonstrates the history of the Kerla's majestic time. Their are many things related to that time, are displayed all over, which is nice to see.
But I must admit that this place requires work, that too quite a lot. The concept is very attractive, but it can be improved further by modernizing the museum a little. More ever, this kind of places are good to see, as we can experience the history of ourselves here.

Thank Ankit J
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Its a small musem . might be interesting if you are a historian
Need to leave foot wear out side.
Not much place for parking, have to park on road side

Thank ArunRajaRaoG
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Expected it to be a great historical museum but turned out to be a leftover, like place. Nothing great here to see.
Not recommended, even for timewasting

Thank JewelM90
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The arakkal museum is a very familiar and this is a historical place.we have see the old cultural things on there.

Thank Georgethomas1996
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