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Bay Island Driftwood Museum

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Address: Chakranpadi | Kumarakom North, Kottayam, India
Phone Number: 0481 2526223

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Nice effort, the idea for this museum must be appreciated

I too have a habit of collecting drift woods, I won't shape it but just preserve it as such. In Bay Island Museum few of the items are shaped carefully and the items are displayed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kochi (Cochin), India
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I too have a habit of collecting drift woods, I won't shape it but just preserve it as such. In Bay Island Museum few of the items are shaped carefully and the items are displayed in style. Not only local driftwood collectors, foreign tourists who are interested in collecting drift woods will find this museum attractive. The brain behind this... More 

Thank Jojijoseph2005
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

It is a vary unique place to be. A lot of hard work has been put into the making and development of this museum. The lady at the museum has endless stories about every artifact. Each item there is a beautiful work of nature. One of the best things to do in Kumarakom for sure.

Thank Anantvarman P
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

This collection of driftwood is imaginatively shaped into various things by the lady curator. Bit of a lecturer. Rating: So So.

Thank Srinivasan J
Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Unique museum of drift wood collection. The items on display are fossilized and collected by the owner itself from Andaman. Good museum for art lovers. Not much activities for children though. A good museum.

Thank Murtaza2153
New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Driftwood Museum in Kumarakom is a unique museum based on fossilized wood collected by the owner during her time in Andamans. The concept is innovative and the efforts she has put into the exhibits is quite commendable. Many of the exhibits are indeed very beautiful and interesting. However, with the museum touted as one of the top attractions in the... More 

Thank SerendipityIndia
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I could only spend 10 minutes here on my way to the railway station but I wish I'd spent a little more time admiring the various driftwood sculptures collected from around the world in this quirky museum. The driftwood so collected have been sculpted into various forms such as flowers, animals, and humans and present an interesting and unique exhibit.

Thank pradyota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Must visit this museum during a trip to Kottayam/ Kumarakom area. Mrs Raji Punnose's enthusiasm and passion about the subject is very evident.

Thank CaptJackSparrowPune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

A must visit place in Kottayam for all art lovers. The variety of driftwood collection in this room is just awesome. The person who takes care of this place is extremely knowledgeable and passionate as well. This is a rare museum. *Definintely worth a visit*

Thank kevinjohn1991
Muscat, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Unique exibition of fossilised driftwood.Its a must see for all who needs inspiration from art and creativity.

Thank Sanusc
Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A must stop place of interest in Kumarakom. This museum houses fossilized drift woods collected from Andaman region. Madam who owns it is so passionate about it, that the visit can be complete only when you see it along with her commentary. Remarkable.

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