Cochin Port Maritime Heritage Museum,
Near Sishuvihar Nursery School, North End,
Willingdon Island, Cochin
Are there any docents or guides who visitors can directly call to book for a guided tour?
When was the museum established?
Briefly describe the history of the museum, its collection and donors.
Initially, used as the chief engineer’s quarters during the construction of Willington Island during the colonial era, the Cochin Port Trust has now converted this mansion into a museum to highlight the maritime heritage of the city of Cochin.
The Cochin Port Trust Maritime Heritage Museum displays include devices related to sea voyage and navigation that were used in different periods of time and a rare collection of photographs related to the evolution of Cochin as a port city since the colonial interventions. For instance, the photograph taken when the first train arrived at the harbour terminus in the island and the one clicked during the construction of old Mattancherry Bridge have many stories of the time to tell. Photographs of the construction of Venduruthy Railway bridges, Mattanchery Bridge and wharves, arrival of first train at Kochi, residence and car of Robert Bristow, reclamation of Ernakulam foreshore, Mattanchery shore lined up with boats from Alleppey, etc., and models of mariners’ clock, mechanical calculator, underwater searching tool, steering unit, etc., are displayed at the museum.
Information in Braille
Library and archives services
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
Conference/ Seminar hall
Who manages the museum?
Person-in-charge of the museum
What is the average duration to see the museum?
less than 1 hour
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Is the museum currently closed?
Image for museum exterior/building
Erstwhile colonial mansion, now heritage museum | Image Credits: Thejus Jo Puthussery
Museum interior | Image Credits: Thejus Jo Puthussery
Description of the Image
The hallway of the old mansion; also visible are some photographs on the walls
Hallway | Image Credits: Thejus Jo Puthussery
Photographs displaying the maritime heritage of Kochi | Image Credits: Thejus Jo Puthussery
Gallery space | Image Credits: Thejus Jo Puthussery
Various devices formerly used for navigation | Image Credits: Thejus Jo Puthussery
Guiding lights | Image Credits: Thejus Jo Puthussery
The story of sea voyages | Image Credits: Thejus Jo Puthussery
Bellow | Image Credits: Thejus Jo Puthussery
Entry fee information
Opening Time - 4 PM on Saturdays, Sundays and other holidays
The best time of the day to visit the museum?
Interesting things about the Museum
Unique exhibits in calm and clean surroundings
a. Helpfulness (guides, guards, curator, director)
b. Approachability (curator, director)
Name of Museum Surveyor
Anjana Menon & Thejus Jo Puthussery