Kollengode Palace | Mural Art Museum

Kollengode Palace is a palace situated in Thrissur City, Kerala state, India. The Raja of Kollengode, Vasudeva Raja, constructed this palace in 1904 and gave it to his daughter.

In 1975, the Department of Archaeology acquired the property and converted it into a museum. The architecture of the palace is a unique blend of traditional Kerala architecture with western design. The Mural Art Museum that was until recently accommodated in the Thrissur Town Hall building has also been shifted to the Kollengode Palace.

The Palace, houses a gallery of murals from all over Kerala and preserves a rare treasure of Veera kallu, temple models, manuscripts written on palm leaves, some personal belongings of Vasudeva Raja, life-size statues of eminent personalities, a megalith collection consisting of earthen pots, Nannangadi (urn burials) black and red wares, black wares russet coated wares, stone age tools, excavated materials from Indus Valley Civilisation and Harappa and Cheraman Parambu (Kodungallur). It also has stone sculptures dating from 10th century to 7th century and bronze sculptures dating from 12th century to 18th century.

Roads in Kerala are well connected to Karnataka and Tamilnadu(NH 47 and NH 17). We should first reach the nearest Thrissur Bus Station (KSRTC) or Shaktan Thampuran Private Bus Stand. The local railway station is Punkunnam which is 4 Km from the museum
The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery which is about 58 Km from the museum.
Railway Station:
Main railway station is Thrissur railway station which is 2 Km away from the museum.

Tourist Place to Visit in Thrissur District, Kerala