"Napier Museum" Thiruvananthapuram Travelogue by Willettsworld

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This amazing looking building is more interesting than the museum inside! It was built in 1880 and named after Lord Napier, the Governor of Madras from 1866-72, after the old museum building was demolished in 1874. The building is a landmark in the city with its unique ornamentation and architectural style with gothic roof and minarets.

The museum, itself, houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artefacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings. It also contains the Sri Chitra Art Gallery, which contains works from Raja Ravi Varma and Nicholas Roerich, as well as examples of Mughal and Tanjore art.

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