Arakkal Museum

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Arakkal Museum
അറക്കൽ മ്യൂസിയം
Seal of Arakkal kingdom
Arakkal Kettu museum- kannur.jpg
Front side of the museum
Former nameDarbar hall of Arakkal
Established1 July 2005 (2005-07-01)
Coordinates11°51′34″N 75°22′32″E / 11.859505°N 75.3755041°E / 11.859505; 75.3755041
AccreditationKerala Tourism Development Corporation
Visitors131,56 (2015)
CuratorAdi Raja Muhammed Rafi, son of current royal head Sainaba Aysha Beevi
OwnerArakkal Royal Trust
Nearest car parkOnsite(free)

The Arrakkal Museum is a museum dedicated to the Arakkal family, the only Muslim royal family in Kerala, South India. The museum is actually a section of the Arakkalkettu(Arakkal Royal Palace). The durbar hall section of the palace has been converted into a museum by the Government of Kerala. It was opened in July 2005 after a Rs. 9,000,000 renovation.

Although renovated by the government, the Arakkalkettu is still owned by the Arakkal Royal Trust and does not fall under the control of the country's archaeology department, the Archaeological Survey of India. The government had taken a keen interest in preserving the heritage of the Arakkal Family, which had played a prominent role in the history of Malabar. A nominal entry fee is charged by the Arakkal Royal Trust from visitors to the museum.

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The Arakkal Museum is in Ayikkara, next to the Kannur City. It is 2-3 kilometres from Kannur town.

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