Port Museum

2021

The Alappuzha port flourished in the export of coir and yarn during the twentieth century under Raja Keshava Das, the Diwan of Travancore. The port was opened for trade in 1762 and holds a significant place in Kerala’s history. A site that tells the early tales of the sailors, ships, the people that came in for trade, and how the land flourished; the Port Office Complex of the Alappuzha Port is being restored and conserved as the Port Museum.

The Alappuzha Port Museum shall highlight all these stories of rich cultural heritage and attempt to regain the ‘Golden Age’ of the city. The old administrative offices, warehouses, and sheds are transformed into public buildings. A Miyawaki forest (or mini forest) is commissioned on the premises of the Port Museum. The project aims to conserve the heritage, and revive the lost glory of the earlier port town. The conserved museum buildings will also portray why conservation is the future for structures in dire conditions.

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