Kerala Folklore Museum, Kochi

The museum for Folk art, Tribal art, Traditional art, Anthropology, Architecture, History, Culture, and Heritage
Opening at 9:00 AM
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poison testing bowl- Nissam family collection, Hyderabad. It was believed that the presence of poison can be detected by the color change of food serving in this stone bowl


Travelling in bullock cart was a pride experience in the by gone era, explore the past history of Indian culture, visit Kerala Folklore Museum



a week ago
I loved it so much here :) we have been to several museums in Kerala but we feel like this one had heart and soul. The Wife and children were present and very helpful. We also got some jewellery from here made in kerala. It’s a self funded museum and so the artifacts are in abundance and they try to make it as Organized as possible. One of the best museums in Kerala :)
- Taahira A
3 months ago
I loved this museum. The collection is simply brilliant. If you love museums, if you love to explore the past via artifacts, then this is one place that you just cannot miss. There are so many items that not a single patch of wall lies uncovered. Looking thoroughly through every item can take ages. A beautiful collection nonetheless. I had not expected a private museum to be this well collected.
- Abbas B
a month ago
Astonished building. So many original pieces that seeing all details may take a whole day. It's a private place, so the prices and maintenance should not be compared with a tax-paid one, which in a way make this place even more special. Grateful for the art educational experience.
- Ricardo 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