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Aloyseum museum
Aloyseum is located in Karnataka
Location at Mangalore
LocationMangalore, Karnataka,  India
Coordinates12°51′28″N 74°52′17″E / 12.8576963°N 74.8714508°E / 12.8576963; 74.8714508Coordinates: 12°51′28″N 74°52′17″E / 12.8576963°N 74.8714508°E / 12.8576963; 74.8714508

Aloyseum is a museum on the St Aloysius College campus in Mangalore city of Karnataka in India.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] It was established in the year 1913.[8]

St Aloysius College Museum


This museum began in 1913 when an Italian Jesuit priest named Chiapi donated around 2000 different types of minerals, Herbarium and a collection of Roman coins.[8] In 1906, the De Dion car was the first automobile that was used in Mangalore. It was imported to Mangalore by P F X Saldanha of the Highland Coffee Works. This car is one of the souvenirs present in this museum.[9] The museum also has a collection of domestic and agricultural utensils used by the ancient generation.[8]

Exhibition galleries[edit]

This museum contains artifacts such as stone age tools, postal stamps, Roman coins, pieces of the Berlin Wall, drawings of Antonio Moscheni, paintings of European artists, spears and arrows of Abyssinia, Neolithic stone axe, telegraphic equipment, Mangalore's first car and generator, whale skeleton, old musical instruments, etc.[9][10][8][7]


  1. ^ "Aloyseum brings alive story of World War I hero". The Hindu. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  2. ^ "See at Aloyseum, Mangalore's first car, generator". The Hindu Business Line. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Mangaluru's first car wowed its residents". Deccan Herald. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Mangalore of yore comes alive here". The Hindu. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Renovated Aloyseum opens today". The Times of India. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  6. ^ "A rich repository of Mangaluru's history". The New Indian Express. 14 August 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Renovated Aloyseum opens to public". The New Indian Express. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d "The new Aloyseum, a museum like no other". Deccan Herald. 15 February 2019. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Aloyseum, glimpse into bygone era". Deccan Herald. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Century-old Aloyseum gets pencil drawing made by Antonio Moscheni". The Times of India. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2019.