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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  • A small museum full of things. Most of it is not actually locked up without one, all things very near. A little more signs around the objects would have been desirable. Certainly worth a visit.
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  • The Museum shows the accumulated diversity of a private collector in a worthy, beautiful, old House. A visit is worthwhile only because of the large and diverse collection of mask. But since it has hundreds if not thousands others, interesting, key cultural relics. The exhibition art is appropriate to the current museum didactics (less is more!)
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  • A wonderful display of antiques and cultural heritage made a reality by the dedicated attention of the Thaliath family. Several knowledgeable staff answered our questions. A creative display which can...  more »
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  • This was a real surprise (and a great one, at that). From outside, it just seemed like any unassuming building, without much to offer. However once we entered the place, we were really pleasantly surprised. It was so well organized, with really enthusiastic staff and so many items from olden times (some even centuries old!). The museum belongs to an antique collector, George Thaliath, who has amassed a beautiful collection and displays it proudly (as he should!). Really charming place. It's got air conditioning too, and is also under the process of renovation. A must-visit, highly recommended. And only a 100 rupees to enter - totally worth it!
  • Excellent place for knowledge of Traditional art of Kerala. Very neat and clean. Guides are available to explain. Very reasonable cost of admission. All in all a great effort by Mr George.
  • They do have an eclectic and somewhat haphazard collection of stuff. There are some old pictures that appear to have been acquired from some fire sale which I liked. I got a strong "tourist trap" vibe.
  • Kerala Folklore Museum is a cultural hub to promote and preserve the culture and heritage of South India.  Museum promoted by Mrs. & Mr. George Thaliath aims to preserve, the culture, heritage and folk art education. We created this Temple of art, from 25  ancient structures of heritage, compiling in to a single structure of ancient architecture, with the help of 62 wood workers over a period of 7.5 year's hard work.. It varies from traditional architecture to ancient sculptures, wood work,ancient terracotta, Indian bronzes, stone work,old paintings,old jewelry,old utensils,old agricultural equipment's, old coins and all other ethnic artifacts connected with the rural and tribal life of South India. Museum aims to provide art education to the young generation as well as providing opportunity to the tourist around the globe to experience the unseen Kerala under one roof. Now a days museum became a must see place of visit to the tourist as well as for the students, researchers and for anthropological studies.
  • Such an awesome place........ This place was actually built coz in this generation, a lot of people doesn't know the old traditions and cultures that existed here a long time ago.... So to show the young and fragile minds that such traditions and cultures existed.... That's the main aim of this place!!!! This place contains all sorts of historical stuffs.... And this place is also a tourist attraction...
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