State MuseumThe Kerala State Museum and Zoo is located at Town Hall Road in Chembukavu, 2 km from Thrissur railway station. Established in 1885, the museum is spread over an area of 5.5 hectors of land. The museum complex includes an Art Section with a collection of sculptures, religious idols, Kathakali figures, traditional jewellery of the state and traditional lamps. Besides the Art Museum, a Natural History Museum displaying sample collection of different animals, a Zoological and Botanical Garden are located in this compound. It is open all days at 10.00 am to 5.00 pm except Mondays
In 1975 the Department. of Archaeology purchased a building at Chembukavu.The Archaeological and Picture Gallery were shifted to the new building in1975 and named it as Archaeological Museum Thrissur