The Revi Karuna Karan Memorial Museum is one of the treasures of Alappuzha, formerly Alleppey. The Memorial Museum is a befitting honor to the remarkable man, Mr. Revi Karuna Karan. He dedicated his life to the development of the coir industry. Apart from his first passion, "coir," he also possessed a particular interest in collecting classic works of art; old and rare, varied and inspiring. The museum displays a beautiful collection.
The museum has boosted visitors' interest in the ancient trade town of Alappuzha, also famous for its backwaters and beaches. Among the displayed items in the museum, one would be amazed at the range of crystal wares, especially those from the world-renowned Swarovski. The world of ivory is associated with royalty, and undoubtedly, it has grandeur. The ivory and crystal collections at the museum are some of the largest of their kind.
Paintings in the Revi Karuna Karan Memorial Museum
For those who admire paintings, the museum houses a good collection of them, especially the renowned Tanjore paintings. Among the displayed items, a 200 sq. ft. mural is bound to attract the attention of one and all. This mural, depicting India's social and cultural heritage, was created using only vegetable dyes and took about 4160 person-hours.
Architecture of the Revi Karuna Karan Memorial Museum
The museum also has a space dedicated to décor and architectural marvels called the "Kerala Room." With about 3,800 pieces on display, the museum also has an array of other art objects for its visitors, especially those in porcelain, antique furniture, etc. A 1946 model 'Buick Super' owned by Mr. Revi Karuna Karan's father is another major attraction of Alleppey.
The museum, with an exhibition area of 10,000 sq. ft., houses a variety of objects of high artistic excellence and heritage value, originating from different parts of the world, and is the first of its kind in Kerala.
Entry Fee: INR 100 per person.
Timings: 09:00 AM to 2:00 PM on all days except Mondays & National Holidays
Nearest railway station: Alappuzha, about 3 km.
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 75 km.
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