Thursday, July 18, 2013

Maritime Museums in India

Maritime Museum, Kochi
Ancient canons, telescopes, navigation charts, missiles and guns, a visit to the Naval Maritime Museum guarantees an adrenalin rush. It documents the history of the Indian Navy right down to the tiniest detail. The museum offers a glimpse into the various operations of the Navy. One can learn the technicalities of ship building and see the armaments and equipment used by the Naval force. Some of them on display are a Tem-3 sweep diverter, deployed by mine-sweeping vessels to neutralise underwater mines, a vintage anti-aircraft gun from World War II, a replica of the destroyer INS Delhi and personal mementos such as the ceremonial sword. It is at the Navy’s Missile and Gunnery School, INS Dronacharya, Fort Kochi.
Time: 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. & 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Entry fee: Rs. 25 for adults and Rs. 15 for Indians
An additional Rs.100 will be charged for a camera and Rs. 150 for video camera.

Odisha State Maritime Museum, Jobra, Cuttack.
Monday's closed.
Entry fee: Rs 10
Group tickets for persons above 25 years (30 visitors in a group) Rs 200 will be collected
No entry fee from students and children below 10 years

INS Kursura Submarine Museum, RK Beach, Visakhapatanam.
Adult: Rs.40
Children: Rs.20
For Camera: Rs.50
For Video camera: Rs.200
Timings: 2.00 PM to 9.00 PM
Monday closed 

Naval Aviation Musuem, Bogmalai Beach, Dabolim, Goa.
Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM
Monday closed

Ballard Gatehouse, Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai.
Details coming soon.


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