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Kerala Folklore Museum

Folklore Jn | Thevare, Kochi (Cochin) 682013, India
+91 484 266 5452
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Folklore Museum aims to provide art education to the students and helping to provide visual and academic knowledge to the art lovers, researchers and travelers from all over the world. Folklore museum is the only architectural museum in Kerala and the treasure trove of stone, wood and bronze sculptures, ancient terracotta, stone Age objects, jewellery, paintings, oil lamps, musical instruments, tribal and folk art, wood works, utensils, masks and traditional art forms etc. these are around 4000 artifacts from tiny to large size on display. This ethnic museum is the essence of the life and culture of the common man over the past 1000 years.
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  • Average9%
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Folklore Jn | Thevare, Kochi (Cochin) 682013, India
+91 484 266 5452
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Museum has 3 different architectural designs, wooden stair case looks classy. Full of historic wooden statues and artifacts. Entry fees is very nominal.

Thank Mohammed S
Reviewed 4 days ago

located just off the kundanoor bridge on the road going to thevara ferry , easily accesible , and gives a intro to the traditions , parking is an issue will have to find place near keys

Thank vinoopm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good one ,but you need at least 2 Hours to look around . Museum closed sharp at 6 pm. Very old Artifacts ,Entry fees is INR 100

Thank Jainvik85
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is strictly not a Kerala museum because the collections span all of southern India. However, it is an impressive building that has been constructed of period architectural elements. The exhibits are crammed together and it is hard to do justice to all that is...More

Thank rh24
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the presentation is a little dated, this museum has a good overview of the multicultural religious history of Kerala with objects from Islamic, Christian and Hindu traditions. The 3rd floor has an incredible ceiling with an large array of paintings depicting everyday life.

Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a historian I was excited to see this place but all my excitement soon disappeared after entering . I request all if you extra time like 2-3 days from your trip then only visit this place First of all it's a private collector's Museum...More

Thank Aman D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is a collection of old objects used in 17th to latest 20th centuries. You can wonder how they have done all these and how our ancestors were living without phones and latest gadgets.

Thank girish v
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an excellent museum with a small gift shop for those interested in getting some local crafts and artworks. Display is well organised and staff are very well informed to provide a historical backgrounds of antiques and artworks.

Thank Thas N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are staying in Kochi then just spend an evening in this museum. It's a must see property. We had some time while shopping in Downtown so we made our way to see this museum and I think our decision was wise. Take your...More

1  Thank Kuwaitnixon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of interesting artifacts here, signage is often missing or incomplete, but even despite this, the objects are fascinating. Collection is clearly well cared for. Our two kids (ages 11 and 13) loved it.

1  Thank anmcmahon
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Response from Cheri78741 | Reviewed this property |
It is worth the mo way to know that these pieces are being preserved and looked after. I do t know of many other museums that are privately run that would charge less than this place.