The Southern Naval Command Maritime Museum has a collection of weapons used by the navy, models of ships, and models depicting the history of seaways and harbours in Kerala. They also have the Indian Navy uniform, badges, ranks etc. Must see objects include the anchor and life-buoy from the Portuguese ship Afonso De Albuqurque.
By visiting Southern Naval Command Maritime Museum, you will get an idea about the history of maritime trade through a series of information panels and relief murals as well as the history of Indian navy.
Southern Naval Command Maritime Museum located at INS Dronacharya in Fort Kochi throws light on the genesis, history, evolution and landmarks of the Indian Navy. This museum acts as a source for making the civilians understand the ability and need of naval force in our country. Many battle scenes are recreated with life-size models, a huge display of naval arms and ammunitions, replicas of large naval ships, personalities, are some of the major highlights.
Southern Naval Command Maritime Museum helps us to know about the evolution of Indian navy in the year 1612 and also the achievements made by the Indian Navy. Some of the achievements of the Navy includes the naval power of South East Asia, naval operations such as Junaghad operation, the Goa liberation, Indo-Pak conflicts, Operation Cactus, Operation Pawan, Kargil movement and so on.
India is reckoned as one of the top ten naval powers in the world and owes its credit to the dedication and selfless services rendered by the brave men of India’s formidable naval force.
Location : K.J. Herschel Road, Veli, Fort Kochi
Established : 2001
Opening Days : Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Visiting Hours : 06:30 a.m. – 05:30 p.m.
Entry Fee : Adults: ₹40 Children: ₹20