Thursday, November 30, 2017

Government Museum, Kanyakumari

Government Museum, Kanyakumari
Government Museum is located on Beach Road, near the Tourist Office in Kanyakumari Town in Kanyakumari District of Tamilnadu. The Government Museum of Kanyakumari was established in the year 1991 as a multipurpose museum. There is a vast collection of exhibits in the museum which are related to anthropology, archaeology, numismatics, philately, botany, zoology and geology. Sculptured artefacts and crafts from the South Indian temples are also displayed here.

The sculptures of Srinivasa, Manickavasagar, Tirumangai Alwar, Rama, etc. are some of the notable exhibits. Old coins, tribal objects, wood carvings, musical items, zoological and botanical specimens, bronzes, etc. are also on display here. The main attraction of the Government Museum is the Temple Car made from Swamithoppu and whale-bones from Manavalakurichi in Kanyakumari District. The Travancore Gallery is also popular since it contains memorabilia of the history of Travancore.

Visiting Hours
·        9.30 AM to 5 PM (Holiday on all Fridays and Second Saturday)
Fees Structure
·        Adults: Rs. 5/- (Indian Nationals)
·        Children Below 12 Years: Rs. 3/- (Indian Nationals)
·        Bonafide Students and Teachers in Groups with Prior Permission: Rs. 2/- (Indian Nationals)
·        Non- Indian Nationals: Rs. 100/- Or US $ 2
Kanyakumari Town is well connected to major cities by road / rail / air across India. Kanyakumari is located at about 20 Kms from Nagercoil, 13 Kms from Suchindrum, 47 Kms from Thiruvattaru, 33 Kms from Thuckalay, 47 Kms from Marthandam, 100 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram and 245 Kms from Madurai. Government Museum is located about 1.3 Kms from Kanyakumari State Transport Corporation Bus Stand. Government Museum is located at about 1.2 Kms from Kanyakumari Railway Station. Government Museum is well connected from Railway Station and Bus Stand by means of Buses, Taxis and Autos. Government Museum is located at about 101 Kms from Trivandrum International Airport and 239 Kms from Madurai International Airport.