Natural History Museum, Thiruvananthapuram

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Natural History Museum, Thiruvananthapuram

The Natural History Museum is one of the important tourist attractions of Thiruvananthapuram. A visit to Natural History Museum will be a very rewarding experience for everyone. This museum is located to the nearby vicinity of the more well-known Napier Museum or the Government Art Museum.

Natural History Museum, ThiruvananthapuramThe Natural History Museum at Thiruvananthapuram was started in the year 1885 but modern two storied building in which it is presently housed was constructed only in 1964.

The large building of Natural History Museum houses a variety of rich collection of ethnographic items. Animal Skeletons, Stuffed Animals as well as Birds form part of this exhibit. It can be certainly surprising to be aware of fact that museum was originally started with the personal collection of General Cullen. He presented his personal collection of minerals as well as books and which was all that the museum needed to be proud of during the initial stage. On the other hand as years progressed, the stock got richer.

There are many galleries inside the Natural History Museum, Thiruvananthapuram. Each one is exclusively assigned to one specific category of animal kingdom. Therefore you will find individual galleries for the Mammals, the birds, the vertebrates, the invertebrates as well as the skeletons. There is a library and also a laboratory can be found in the museum. The Ethnology Gallery provides precious insight into the races of mankind accompanied by their place of origins, their distribution and distinctive characteristics.

Visiting hours of Natural History Museum at Thiruvananthapuram

Morning 10 AM to 5 PM from Tuesday to Sunday. However on Wednesdays, the museum is opened only at 1 PM.

Distance from Thiruvananthapuram:

Kollam: 65 Km
Kottayam: 166 Km
Kumarakom: 175 Km
Alappuzha: 151 Km
Ernakulam: 212 Km
Idukki: 235 Km
Thrissur: 280 Km
Munnar: 322 Km
Kozhikode: 403 Km
Thalassery: 472 Km
Wayanad: 481 Km
Kannur: 491 Km
Kasargod: 584 Km

How to get there:

Nearest Airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (IATA: TRV, ICAO: VOTV)

Nearest Railway Station: There are five railway stations within the city limits including the Thiruvananthapuram central station. Thiruvananthapuram Pettah, Kochuveli, Veli stations and Thiruvananthapuram Nemom are other railway stations.

Road: Thiruvananthapuram is well connected by road network. The National Highway NH-47 runs from Salem to Kanyakumari, passes through the city. It connects important southern cities such as Coimbatore and Salem in north direction and Nagercoil in south direction. Kerala State RTC operates daily bus service from Thiruvananthapuram to the other cities of the state.

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