Islamic History Museum

The Islamic History Museum has been set up in the Cheraman Juma Masjid complex. The mosque is considered to be the earliest in India and located towards the left of the Ernakulam-Guruvayoor NH 17 road and 2 km south of Kodungallur. It is said to have been built in 629 AD by Malik bin Dinar, during the lifetime of Muhammad. The museum showcases the history of Islam in Kerala and is presented to the visitors through information panels and visual media.


  • A structural portion of the Cheraman Juma Masjid has been retained (Monument)
  • An inscribed traditional oil lamp placed inside the Mosque (Monument)
  • The Mosque has a traditional thatched wooden roof (Monument)
  • A burial ground
  • Audio-video visuals of earlier mosques in Kerala, interviews of people and documentaries
  • Miniature of earlier mosque structure
  • Wood carving panels from earlier mosque

Nearby Attractions

  • The museum is close to the earliest Brahmin temple Thiruvanchikkulam Siva Temple (10th CE) in the east and Kizhthali Siva Temple in the south. It is located 3 km northwest of archaeological excavation sites like Kottappuram Fort and Cheramanparambu.
  • Azheekkodu Beach located 6 km west of the museum

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