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Indo Portuguese and Maritime Navy Museums | Kochi

Maritime Museum, located within the premises of the INS Dronacharya, the Navy’s gunnery and missile school in Fort Kochi, and you will find that the structure itself is a museum piece. Set up in two fortified ammunition bunkers built before World War II, the museum evokes wonder and admiration.

The museum currently houses some outstanding collections and is well known for its artistic and architectural marvels, which bear the mark of strong Portuguese influence. Some of these include a piece of the altar made in teak wood (16th century) from the Church of Our Lady of Hope, Vypeen, a chasuble (19th century) from Bishop’s House, Fort Kochi, Processional cross, which is a combination of silver and wood (17th century) from Santa Cruz Cathedral, Fort Kochi, Indo-Portuguese Monstrance (18-19th century), from The Church of Our Lady of Hope, Vypeen. Among the displayed items, the Coat of Arms of the Franciscans needs special mention

The Indo-Portuguese Museum in Kochi is indeed one of those symbols in the annals of Kochi, bearing the rich heritage of Indo-Portuguese culture and artistic influence.

Visiting Hours:

1000 to 1700 hrs. Closed on Mondays and all Public Holidays.
Entry is free on 1st Thursday of every month.

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