Gallery Of Contemporary Art

Museum / Gallery

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Distance (From Ernakulam Jn (South) Railway Station): 1 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Bus

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1 km from Ernakulam Junction (South) Railway Station, Gallery of Contemporary Art is situated in the Durbar Hall Road near Ernakulam Shiva Temple.

The Rajas of Cochin used to conduct their durbars (meetings) in this impressive building located within the Durbar Hall Grounds. It was later converted to a museum and named after Rama Varma Parikshith Thampuran, the last official ruler of the Cochin Empire. The museum used to house archaeological findings and relics including old coins, sculptures, oil paintings and murals. The building has been taken over by the Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy and now houses the Gallery of Contemporary Art. All the exhibits of the museum have been moved to the Hill Palace museum.

Timings: 9:30 AM to 12 PM & 3 PM to 5 PM.