The museum was named after former Governor General Sir John Napier of Madras. The museum is located in the right centre of Thiruvananthapuram with a beautiful Indo-Saracenic structure. The museum is home to a magnificent variety displayed in South India. Although the special concept here, it has wood, bronze, kerala carvings and artifacts. The museum has a special collection of Hindu gods from Kerala and Tamil Nadu. See the performance of the Ramayana and mahabharata which have been prepared from Japanese leather.