The State Museum of Thrissur was established in 1885. Covering an area of 13.5 acres, the museum is housed in a sprawling campus conducive for a relaxing stroll. The museum itself is not very expansive but showcases a blend of diverse artifacts from different periods in history. For a more contemporary feel of Kerala, look for the Kathakali figurines, metal sculptures or an array of traditional Kerala lamps.
The historic collections in the museum include items such as ancient traditional jewellery, rocks and even a display of taxidermy in stuffed butterflies! This is an ideal place to visit for a laid-back run through the culture of Kerala as it was and as it is seen today. It is situated in the heart of the city and is easily accessible.