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Museum of the Word

Tucked away in the sleepy village of Vembayam in the capital city of Kerala, is the Museum of the Word, a hidden treasure trove of knowledge. The Museum with its unique way of telling tales of the Bible will soon be an attraction to city residents and visitors alike. Apart from religious orientation of the place, the numismatic and philatelic galleries at the Museum are sure to gain the attention of history buffs, educationalists, and museum-goers. In fact, it is not confined to any religious tradition. Rather, it celebrates the evolution and progress of humankind since the beginning.

As soon as you step inside the Museum, you are welcomed by the specially designed Tree of Knowledge in the lobby area. The stunning models of Garden of Eden, Babel Tower and the Ten Commandments inscribed on stone pieces have their own share of surprise element for every guest. It is most likely to captivate theological enthusiasts as they can see what they had imagined for years, while reading the scriptures.  

The Museum of the Word is a cluster of Museums. The entire space is divided mainly into five different theme-based Museums which are complemented by an extensive collection of artifacts and memorabilia. The International Bible Museum featuring a collection of around 300 Bibles in different languages hogs the limelight. Handwritten Bibles scripted in various materials including the one in vellum (parchment made from animal skin), a replica of the metallic Bible used by royal families, and the pocket Bible are sure to intrigue each visitor. Various informational charts, Bible timelines, and commentaries from famous theologians answer all the queries you may have related to the Bible. While at the Museum, don’t miss the Torah scrolls, a model of Gutenberg Press, and the Menorahs [seven-branched ancient Hebrew lampstand] on display.

The theme-based International Philatelic Museum features some of the rarest stamps from more than 200 countries. The Numismatic Museum also has an exquisite collection of coins, currencies, and tokens from different times. At the International Crosses Museum you will see some of the finest crosses like the St Thomas Cross, Persian Cross, nail cross, and the ornamental cross. The International Picture Gallery has on display the largest painting of the ‘Last Supper’ in Asia and houses many other rare images of Jesus Christ. The installations of the Tomb of Jesus Christ as in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem, the Tabernacle, Golgatha, and the model depicting the resurrection of Jesus Christ depict some of the scenes from the Old Testament and the New Testament. Moreover, several other art galleries and fossils from the Holy Land also attract people of all age groups.  

For an enriching encounter with the Bible and its narratives, spend at least five hours here. Take a glimpse of world history through the wide range of collections showcased in the philatelic and numismatic museums. Regardless of your age or knowledge level, the Museum has something new to offer you.

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