Kerala Folklore Museum, Kochi (Cochin)

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Learn the secret histories, ancient myths, and proud traditions of Kerala at Kerala Folklore Museum, an original and varied cultural heritage institution. Started in 2009 as a nonprofit organization by a husband-and-wife team, the museum collects artifacts from across the state and throughout the centuries. The resulting narrative includes everything from Stone Age utensils to 20th-century musical instruments. Take a moment to appreciate the historical building itself--a composite of remnants from a 16th-century temple, wooden carvings from across the state, and parts of other traditional buildings. Make Kerala Folklore Museum a centerpiece of your Kochi (Cochin) vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kochi (Cochin) road trip app.
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  • This museum is a hidden Gem ! We were amazed to see how many artifacts statues pictures jewellery that have been collected by one person over a period of 40 years! There were some fascinating... 
    This museum is a hidden Gem ! We were amazed to see how many artifacts statues pictures jewellery that have been collected by one person over a period of 40 years! There were some fascinating...  more »
  • This is a very interesting museum at Fort Kochi showing the kerala folklore and traditions. It has stories being fir visitors to understand the museum better. 
    This is a very interesting museum at Fort Kochi showing the kerala folklore and traditions. It has stories being fir visitors to understand the museum better.  more »
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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. This Unique museum is the best example of traditional Kerala architecture. The structure is made of wood, laterite stone and clay tiles. Museum occupies the largest ethnic collections of more than 6000 art works.
  • This place is family built and owned which is amazing. When you first arrive youll see the beautiful construction of the building. Just beware there is a small fee to pay if you want to take pictures (it's worth it) because when you walk in there's so many things from earlier centuries. I thought to myself "this is what a museum should look like" it's a great experience and you walk through the different levels of the building. At the top you can actually purchase jewelry, antiques/artifacts. The staff is very friendly and helpful if you have any questions.

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