Kerala Folklore Museum, Kochi

The museum for Folk art, Tribal art, Traditional art, Anthropology, Architecture, History, Culture, and Heritage
Opening at 9:00 AM tomorrow
Header image for the site


Nandi is the gate-guardian deity of Kailasa, the abode of Lord Shiva. He is usually depicted as a bull . The decorated bull gangi reddu is the tradition of ancient south india. During the festival of pongal the bull is decorated and performs of stunning ‘feats’. Made of bronze


Pilichandi is sometimes known as Pilichamundi as well. This is one of the spirits worshiped in coastal parts of Karnataka (Bhutaaradhane / Kola) and northern coastal Kerala (Teyyam). The origin of this practice centers around Tulu speaking people. made of bronze 18th c


Early Kathakali head gear, made of solid wood, and these are treated in medicinal water to reduce weight



6 days ago
Nice collection. Far from typical museum. Mostly dedicated to lifestyle of Kerala. The museum is quite remarkable in the sense that its an effort by a single person. All artifacts are from a private collection. This place is managed by very courteous people. I still feel not everyone will be enjoying it. The entry fees are also quite steep. Photography charges are additional Overall good. Recommended, if you are a tourist.
- saikat c
2 months ago
We came across this gem purely by chance - having no plans on a lazy afternoon.. The museum is housed in an architecturally classic building of three floors wherein all the rooms and even the hallways are replete with numerous artifacts ranging from masks to ancient armaments. A must see !!
4 days ago
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.
- Ravi T

About us

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.

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2059C No 26 Pandit Karuppan Road
Near, Thevara Ferry Road
Kochi, Kerala 682013

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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