The Directorate General of Lighthouse and Lightships (DGLL) has set up the lighthouse museum adjacent to the historic Kannur lighthouse in Payyalmbalam beach, a few kilometres away from Kannur town.

The Kannur lighthouse, overlooking the Arabian Sea, has been a silent witness to a number of significant episodes of the history of the land.

The new lighthouse museum, having a handful of rare exhibits on display, will be a treat for history enthusiasts and tourists, a top official said.

 A gigantic optic, used in Lakshadweep Lighthouse during the 1885-1962 period, a 19th century double-wick lamp of Kannur Lighthouse, a huge fog-bell used to alert shipmen and a deep-sea buoy are some of the exhibits to be displayed at the Kannur lighthouse museum.

 A number of drawings of the structure and form of Kannur lighthouse in different periods will also be an added attraction.

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