Located a little distance from the crowded urban centre of Ernakulam is a quiet ethnic building hidden in the shades of huge trees. A statue of Parasurama, the sage who is said to have created Kerala, greets the visitor. This is a monument to the history of Kerala and homage to its makers. The Madhavan Nayar Foundation also called the Museum of Kerala History and its makers showcases historic episodes from the neolithic to the modern era through life size figures.
Light and sound shows are regularly organised with commentaries in English and Malayalam. There is also a gallery for paintings and sculptures, displaying over 200 original works by contemporary Indian artists.
The Art Exhibition Space here has a collection of the authentic reproduction of select world masters and larger than life mural reproductions of Indian art.