Kerala Folklore Museum, Kochi

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


Nandhi head used as a part of kettukazcha one of the very interesting art form prevailing in southern parts of Kerala, made of solid wood early 19th century


Yakshagana is a traditional Indian theatre form, that combines dance, music, dialogue, costume, make-up, and stage techniques with a unique style and form, one of the Yakshagana head gear.


This is Garuda Vahana ( Vehicle) of Lord Vishnu. Beak shaped nose and stretched wings attached to the back of his hands with human body are his distinguishing features. Garuda is usually installed opposite to the main shrine of god in the Vishnu temple, not different to the way Nandi shrine rela...

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2 months 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
4 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 !!
3 months ago
This place in Kochi is one of the best place to learn about the old culture and architectural work of Kerala from ancient times. From outside this place seems like an old villa but inside you will find all types of sculptures from old times, manuscripts and many more historical artifacts from ancient Kerala. You will be amazed with the ambience of the place.

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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