Bay Island Driftwood Museum

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    Location: Chakranpadi, Vayitharamattom, Kumarakom, Kerala 686563, India

    Estimated Visiting Time:1 to 1.5 hours (approximately)

    Bay Island Driftwood Museum located in Kumarakom city under the district of Kottayam in Kerala, India is full of exceptional driftwood articles. This museum is very artistic and has a lot of modern quality driftwood. This kind of museum is really rare. These driftwood articles have very high artistic value. Kumarakom is a herbal village. Driftwood’s collection here is of very artistic quality.


    Bay Island Driftwood Museum has many kinds of majestic sites to make various reasons to visit this place. This museum is a fusion of fine arts and crafts. Here you can find many kinds of driftwood collections which are really attractive, interesting, and also educational. 

    Many artists go there to see the driftwood collections of the museum. If you are an art lover you must visit this museum. It helps you to grow your creativity. You will be fascinated by the museum’s collections. That’s why it attracts a lot of people.


    From the seaside of Andaman and Nicobar, Bay of Bengal a lady school teacher named picked up the driftwood, and then she would make various works of art on it and collect them with a special look. (It is said by the owner of the Bay Island Driftwood Museum)

    Now the question is how do these come to the beach? These are floating on the beach during cyclones like trees and roots. The wood was collected and carved into birds, animals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.

    Inside/Outside Views

    The whole view of this place is mesmerising. Driftwood’s collection here is of a very artistic quality. Here you will find a huge collection of original sculptures.  These come in different shapes and sizes. Such museums are not commonly seen. This place is not like all other tourist spots. This place is for people with a lot of advanced and artistic minds. These museums play a positive role in showcasing their expertise in the art and culture of a country.

    Opening Hours

    Bay Island Driftwood Museum is open every day in a week except monday.

    • 10 AM to 5 PM (Tuesday to Saturday)
    • 11:30 AM to 5 PM (Sunday)

    Entry & Others Fees

    The ticket price of Bay Island Driftwood Museum per person is INR 50.

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    How to Reach

    By Air: If you want a comfortable journey you can go to Bay Island Driftwood Museum by air. The closest airport to this place is Cochin International Airport. It is an international airport. So you can get both domestic and international flights from here. It is almost 90 km away from Bay Island Driftwood Museum.

    By Rail: You can also reach this place by train. Kumarakom doesn’t have any railway station of its own. If you want to reach it by train you have to go to Kottayam Railway Station. Kottayam is the nearest city to Kumarakom as well as Bay Island Driftwood Museum. If you want a peaceful journey you can try it.

    By Road: Bay Island Driftwood Museum also reaches via road. There are many bus services available in the city and you can hire a taxi or cab to reach Bay Island Driftwood Museum. The roads of this city are so well. So you can reach this place by road also.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should take a small bag where you can take all the essential things of yours.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Of Course it is safe to visit. There are many volunteers employed to look after it. If you have any need and if you have any problems you can take help from them or for your help here is the local police station location for you.

    Location: Bristow Rd, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682003, India

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed inside the museum. You don’t have to pay any extra charge for it.

    Que-03: Best time to visit Bay Island Driftwood Museum:

    Ans: This place can be visited throughout the year. No particular time to visit this place. But between September to March the weather of the city where this museum is situated remains pleasant. So between this time you can enjoy your trip so comfortably. You can have an umbrella with you.  Because it rains in this city from time to time.

    Que-04: Is a public toilet service available in Bay Island Driftwood Museum? 

    Ans: No, there is no public toilet service.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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