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“nothing special” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Revi Karunakaran Museum

Revi Karunakaran Museum
Revi Karunakaran Museum, XIII/990 A, | NH 47,Near Power House Bridge,, Alappuzha, India
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Ranked #8 of 36 attractions in Alappuzha
Type: Art Museums
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Panaji, India
2 reviews
“nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

this an avarage place thouh there is a varirty of things from different parts of world nothing historic to cal l as musem in allepppey

Visited March 2013
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Trivandrum, Kerala, India
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“BAD RECEPTION AND HOSPITALITY”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

If u r planning to spend ur leisure hour visiting "revi karunakaran museum".. forget it. Guys over there will chase u off. They almost scolded us for being there for more than an hour.. THEY SAID.. (1)Jus' becoz u give 100rs as entry fee, u don' hv right to spend t whole day here. (2) we have electric bills to pay.. While u r in t museum, we hv to keep on all t lights ON and (3) make one of our employee to sit in t hall to keep an eye on u. So t employee s wasting his time, quitting his official works. (4)Jus becoz u r free n u hv train to catch by evening, we(museum guys) cant waste our time.(we were visitors from trivandrum). THAT WAS T WORST DAY OF MY LIFE. Museum guys don' hv even t slightest idea of how to behave. Museum has quite a collection to enjoy, but its sure u wl loose ur dignity. If u r interested to hv a new experience of " PAY n GET TREATED LIKE S**T ", u can very well visit Mr. Revi Karunakaran Museum.
Note: By visiting karunakaran museum, i happened to know more about Mr. Karunakaran n his services to this society. I respect Mr. karunakaran n Mrs. Betty (for displaying their beautiful possessions). But its t employees over there, m' complaining about. Mrs. Betty has to seriously consider this. If money s t only issue, u can collect even more amount as entry fee, we can pay. But insulting people visiting ur place s t worst thing u can do.
Sorry Mrs. Betty.. Nothing personal.

Visited February 2013
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Dubai
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“Whatta place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

A total surprise .... wasnt prepared for such a grand collection of this man who was definitely very rich....what strikes is that his family has decided to share it with the ones interested....the collection is vast and wonderful. Sad that one cant click any pic inside.

Visited February 2013
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Bristol
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“An unexpected delight to be highly recommended”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

For us as foreign tourists from UK entry was 250/- per person - more (rightly in our view) than if you're local. But, for us, it was worth every rupee. Our knowlegable and amusing guide took us on a nearly 2 hour visit round the most fantastic collection of sublime antiques - and some not so old, (ridiculous (?) Kate & William's wedding memorablia); pottery, glassware, artifacts, paintings, carvings, brass, silver, gold, figurines, furniture, ivory, porcelain, hand-drawings, etc from all over the world. Since her first purchase at 13, Betty has never stopped collecting. WhT an amazing woman! The still working 1948 Buick 8 Super is in pride of place. We had a full day in Alleppey and after visiting the museum had an hour and a half's tour of the coir / jute mat factory across the road which is owned by the Karan family.

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Carmel
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“Collector's museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My sister said she would like to go shopping with Betty, the woman who amassed a huge collection of glass objects, ivory, furniture and more and lives next door to the museum. Betty supervises its operation. The collection is nicely displayed.

Visited January 2013
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