Hill Palace Museum is the largest of all Archaeological Museum in Kerala and is located in Thripunithura in the Ernakulam District. This museum is located at about 12 kms from Kochi on the Ernakulam-Chottanikkara route.
This Museum was built in the year 1865 and was the official residential palace of the royal family of Kochi. Now this is a recognised Ethno Archeological Museum, besides being the first Heritage Museum in the state of Kerala.
You can see that the oldest building in the complex is a single storeyed Kerala style 'ettukettu' one and was constructed around 1850 AD. The Ettukettu has got an adjacent pond, temple and an urappura.
There are 49 buildings inside the campus, which have a collection of paintings, murals, manuscripts, inscriptions, carvings and sculptures, which have been collected mainly from the Travencore Royal House, Paliam Devaswom and the archeological department. There is a separate gallery for the contemporary art at the museum.
Timings - 9.00 am to 12.30 pm; 2pm to 4.30pm, Closed on Mondays and National Holidays.
Entry Fee att he Hilla Palace Museum
INR 10/ per adult
INR 5/ per child
Camera Fee - INR 50/
Video Camera - INR 1500/