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 for the development of the coir industry. Apart from his first passion 'coir', he also possessed a special interest in collecting classic works of art; old and rare; varied and inspiring. The museum displays a wonderful collection.
The museum has literally boosted the interests of visitors to the ancient trade town of Alappuzha, also famous for its backwaters and beaches. Among the displayed items in the museum, one would without doubt get amazed at the range of crystal wares, especially those from the world renowned Swarovski. The world of ivory is associated with royalty and without a doubt it has grandeur. The ivory and crystal collections at the museum are one of the largest of its kind.
For those, who admire paintings, the museum houses a good collection of them, especially that of renowned Tanjore paintings. Among the displayed items, a 200 sq. ft. mural is bound to catch the attention of one and all. This mural, depicting the social and cultural heritage of India was created by using only vegetable dyes, and took about 4160 man-hours for its completion.
The museum also has a space dedicated for d'cor and architectural marvels called 'Kerala Room'. With about 3,800 pieces on display, the museum also has for its visitors an array of other artistic objects, especially those in porcelain, antique furniture etc. A 1946 model 'Buick Super' owned by Mr. Revi Karuna Karan's father is another major attraction.
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 to 14:00 Hours on all days except Mondays & National Holidays.