The collection was very small and insignificant as well as repetitive.
Best Time: During Day
Length of visit: Below 1hr
About Wayanad Heritage Museum
Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Saturday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Sunday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Public Holidays: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM
The Wayanad Heritage Museum is situated in Ambalavayal town and houses artefacts that depict the history, heritage and culture of Wayanad. The museum has a wide collection of 14th century and 16th century sculptures and tribal artefacts. This collection includes farming implements, jewellery, hunting and fishing weapons. It also houses stone weapons, ancient terracotta and local art.
This museum is situated around 12 km away from Sulthan Bathery and is considered to be one of the best archaeological museums in the state of Kerala. The museum is segregated into four blocks, namely Veerasmruthi, Devasmruthi, Gothrasmruthi and Jeevanasmruthi. Veerasmruthi comprises varied kinds of pictorial rock edicts that are called Veera Kallu or Hero Stones. These stones mention the valiant warriors belonging to the bygone era.
Gothrasmruthi and Jeevanasnruthi blocks display articles related to tribal people. These articles comprise headgear, jewellery, hunting and fishing weapons, cowbells, farming implements and musical instruments.
Devasmruthi has artefacts that belong to the period extending between the Neolithic Age and the 17th century. The 12th century stone idols are also displayed in this block, along with local art works and terracotta figurines.