Shivappa Nayaka Palace Museum is also popularly known as the Government Museum in Shimoga. Located in the heart of the city, the palace dates back to the 18th century and has been recently converted into a museum. It has been named after the famous king Shivappa Nayaka who ruled during the 17th century. The extensive collection of stone sculptures along with artefacts found during archaeological excavations and in surrounding temples make for fascinating displays here. If you are a history buff, Shivappa Nayaka Palace Museum is definitely a place to be!