Bay Island Driftwood Museum

Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Kottayam: Hours, Address, Bay Island Driftwood Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Bay Island Driftwood Museum

Bay Island Driftwood Museum
4.5
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11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Indraneel P
5 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
I read about the Bay Island Driftwood museum and somewhat intrigued, walked the kilometer or so from my hotel in the late afternoon. I was welcomed by the Punnoose Couple and they specially opened up the museum for me, which was touching. Mrs. Raji Punnoose personally took me around and explained every exhibit.
Amazing is the only word I can use to explain this labour of love. Lovingly collected over 25 years in Andaman (where she worked as a school teacher along with Mr. Punnoose, who worked as a harbour engineer), the driftwood sculptures are nothing short of marvelous. Each piece clearly articulates an animal or a bird or a human or one of nature's myriad creations. Wood fossilized in the ocean over centuries takes on a heavy, metallic character. Its almost as if God decided to sculpt out his creations and chose Mrs. Punnoose, with her gift for picking out the distinctive shapes from the thousands of driftwood branches, to perform the task of picking out the sculptures and bringing them to the world! Highly recommend the tourism department to facilitate a light and sound show to bring each exhibit's story to life. The Punnoose couple's passion for their art shines through. Highly recommended for a visit!
Written 15 May 2022
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william s
34 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Who would have thought a driftwood museum would be interesting, but it was brilliant. In large part this is due to the owner/ curator who is a born enthusiast who has been collecting the exhibits throughout her life. Her enthusiasm is infectious. A must see if you are nearby.
Written 10 March 2020
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rodaholiday
Quadra Island, Canada92 contributions
Jan 2020
Really interesting museum with great history. The owner is really knowledgeable. Well worth a visit. Parking and nominal entry charge.
Written 31 January 2020
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Michael t
Greater London, UK67 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
It’s all been said in the others reviews.

From my point I think if you have an artistic or spiritual view on life then this is an interesting place to visit the owner is passionate but rather dominates the visit, although I have to say the exhibits were impressive,
I’m glad I went and 100r well worth it considering the work she has put into it

Not suitable for younger children
Written 22 January 2020
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Shiji Abraham
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Couples
It is a unique museum with collection from mother Nature at Kumarakom. The museum Mrs. Rani Punnose is passionate about this collection and explains it with great interest which makes it even more exciting. This is definitely a place to visit.
Written 15 January 2020
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meghasia
Ahmedabad, India34 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
We were taken there by our guide and driver. It is a very unique place with different types of driftwood that has been fashioned into different shapes. The proprietors have certainly made a huge effort in gathering an interesting collection. Worth visiting!
Written 29 October 2019
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Rocky
9 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
Please dont go by the word Museum. This is a very unique place run by a Unique lady. Her passion towards her collection will make you stay there longer. There are some unbelievable creations of Mother Nature. Please do come and Visit.
Written 21 July 2019
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Ayushi Chandra
189 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
We visited the Driftwood museum as we had nothing better to do on a hot day in Kerala. The place has decent collection of driftwood (very difficult to collect by the way), more of a personal thing for a family - which has been identified as various shapes etc.

Decent activity to do for an hour or so, very unique but not awe inspiring.
Written 14 April 2019
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jatinaghara
Ahmedabad, India14 contributions
Feb 2019
I walked to this place from my hotel. it is located in quite good place. Visit it after 3 pm. It will be walk to remember.
Written 15 March 2019
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Rose H
3 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
We visited here last week and for only 80 rupees it was well worth it! Mrs Raji Punnoose (the owner) was so passionate and knowledgeable about her collection. It was very inspiring to see nature's work. Would highly recommend! Just something different when you're bored of the backwaters and temples!
Written 11 February 2019
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