Hill Palace is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala in Tripunithura near Cochin. Built in 1865, the Palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style, spreading across in 54 acres. The complex has an archaeological museum, a heritage museum, a deer park, a pre-historic park and a children's park . The land surrounding the Hill Palace has rare Medicinal Plants.The museum displays 14 categories of exhibits including murals, paintings, sculptures in stone and plaster of paris, manuscripts, inscriptions, carvings etc. The collections displayed in the museum is mainly from the Cochin Royal Family. Some other exhibits are from Travancore Royal House, Paliam Devaswom and from the department of Archaeology. It has a gold crown embedded with precious stones and many valuable coins, ornaments, majestic beds and samples of epigraphy. The Museum is open to public all days except Mondays from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.