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Timings : 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Closed on Mondays

Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs

Entry Fee : INR 150

Revi Karunakaran Museum, Alleppey Overview

Revi Karunakaran Museum is a memorial museum built by Betty Karunakaran in the memory of her namesake husband and one of the leading coir industrialist and businessman of Kerala- Revi Karunakaran. Built in 2003, the renowned, privately owned museum is a one of the largest of its kind, holding vast Swarovski crystals in jade, ivory, porcelain; sculptures, Belgian glass works, Murano glassworks and Tanjore paintings etc. The family is believed to have an eye for fine arts and has been collecting artefacts and exhibits for at least three generations. Initially, the depository was meant for personal use but after the death of Revi Karunakaran in 2003, Betty decided to open visits for public display.

The elaborate museum is spread over three floors and has various sections dedicated to the depiction of four major religions- Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity, represented with the help of paintings, murals, ivory exhibits and other displays. The special ‘Kerala Room’ represent the growth and evolution of Kerala with the help of over 3800 distinctive exhibits. Sprawling over a vast 28,000 sq, ft, it is considered a modern architectural marvel and is thronged by tourists all year round.

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Tips For Visiting Revi Karunakaran Museum

1. The time limit to tour the museum is one hour.
2. Photography is prohibited.

How To Reach Revi Karunakaran Museum

Situated around 3 kms from the city’s centre, the museum can be reached in auto- rickshaws or private cabs. Alternatively, you can travel in one of the state-run buses.

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