Bay Island Driftwood Museum Kerala
One of its own kinds in the entire country, the Bay Island Driftwood Museum is a unique and kaleidoscopic museum in Kerala! Located in the limits of Kumarakom town, this museum is a perfect example of Malabar art and sculpture forms. While every single possession of this heritage house is made from the driftwoods, the scarping, polishing and shaping of these wood pieces make them livelier and epitome of creativity!
This astounding museum was initially started by a school teacher; RajiPunnoose, who was passionate about art and sculpture. Her love and passion towards creating amazing art pieces urge her to carve out pieces of twisted tree trunks, roots, stumps, and other driftwood articles. With some efforts, she started shaping the drifted pieces into objects that resemble animal shapes and statures.
Today, the Bay Island Driftwood Museum houses numerous driftwood articles and boasts of being the only one of this kind in the entire country. Most of the objects on display in this museum in Kerala are made from the driftwoods that have been washed away by cyclones in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. The museum also holds numerous national and international records, and has also been rated as a sought after tourist attraction by Lonely Planet.
- VisitingHours:10:00AM – 05:00PM (Weekdays; Closed on Mondays), 11:30AM – 05:00PM (Sundays)
- Entry Fee:INR 50 (For Adults)