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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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Folklore Jn | Thevare, Kochi (Cochin) 682013, India
+91 484 266 5452
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum houses numerous masks, sculptures, in wood, stone and bronze, costumes of traditional and ritual art forms, musical instruments, traditional jewelry, manuscripts of rare medicinal and astrological secrets, and Stone-Age utensils.

Thank Chin C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is a Must Visit for History and Culture Afficandos .There is a good collection of artifacts from various parts of South India and Kerala and provides you a brids eye vieew of traditional architecture and history. The explanation from staff is good and...More

1  Thank Jase201723
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my kids and we were all blown away! The artifacts were so memorizing. Some of the objects even dated back to 2000 years ago! In short, its a great place and I would totally recommend it!

2  Thank xoxo_daisy_xoxo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For history & heritage enthusiast, this is a must visit place. Here one can find plenty of sculptures and multiple items collected from various parts of south India. Museum staffs provides detailed explanation about the objects collected at museum.

Thank SudheerS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its called a museum but actually a collection of old artifacts by a private owner Mr williams that is maintained by collecting an entrance fees . Worth the money paid

Thank Christina L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the out of the way location, this museum is well worth a visit. It can be reached easily from Fort Kochi on the airport bus. It is a treasure trove of artefacts collected by one family who must be admired for trying to save...More

Thank indiatraveller457
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a heritage enthusiast and have visited quite a good no. of museums in India. Having seen the other museums and then seeing this I feel this is one of the very few folklore museums in India and particularly South India that captures the...More

Thank nitinhp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is actually a private collection in a building constructed from architectural materials salvaged from around fourteen regional structures that had fallen into disrepair. The guide we met on the first floor (pictured wearing traditional, local sari) was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The phenomenally...More

Thank Adrian G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three floors of historical paintings, statues and other items of interest related to Kerala. The ground floor surprisingly has no air conditioning. The first and second floors have vertical air conditioning units custom made to suit the atmosphere and the exhibits. Worth a visit.,

Thank Menons
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had never visited here before despite being from the area. A great collection of architecture and art works from the area. Also includes lots of little shops if you're keen to buy silks and small souvenirs. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Brigiet T
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What are the entry fees here?
8 March 2016|
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Response from rayjohngeorge | Reviewed this property |
Its a scam. Fake museum . 100 for camera, even mobile phone...and 100 per head entry... total rip off.. this museum is built specifically to make people fools and loot their money and put them in an akward situation when u... More