Opening times:
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00–20.00


One of a kind

Shanghumugham Art Museum, devoted to the promotion of contemporary visual arts, is the first of its kind in the state, as it functions under the auspices of the Mu-nicipal Corporation of Thiruvananthapuram. Facing the beautiful Arabian sea, the museum is located at the famous Shanghumugham beach. South Palace (Thekke Kottaram), as it was formerly known as, was originally used as a short-time resting place of erstwhile Tranvancore royal family during the arattu festival held once a year. Since the formation of Indian Republic, it has been under the disposal of the Muncipal Corporation. Now it is converted to art museum with modern facility re-quired for showcasing works of art. Shanghumugham Art Museum wishes to function and develop as an important centre for contemporary art practices with a view to widen the frontiers of our artistic culture through the participation of larger audi-ence to keep contemporary art and culture more meaningful, more active.

The Shanghumugham Art Museum is financially supported and administered by the Municipal Corporation of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.


We aim to increase the public’s understanding of Visual Art especially modern and contemporary art. The Shanghumugham Art Museum seeks to function on a wide range of activities: theme-based curated and juried art shows of contemporary art works, retrospectives of masters, exhibitions on certain facets of history and cul-ture, public sculpture, mural art projects, travelling shows sometimes in collabora-tion with major galleries and museums, along with cultural exchange programmes joining hands with institutions from India and abroad.

The museum also envisages to function as a bridging platform for interdisciplinary art and cultural activities in a global perspective.


HOW YOUR DONATION HELPS.The donations received are utilised for the support of the Museum which makes art accessible to all people. It will also be utilised for funding support for Artists and other educational programmes by the Museum.

Willing to Donate? Kindly contact at 09447061461, email us or register through one of the links below.Thank you!

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