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


Bhu devi | earth goddess and a wife of Vishnu. holds in her raised left hand a lotus bud (kataka mudra); the right arm is lowered in lola (resting) hasta (hand) mudra. The goddess wears a strings of pearls and abundant jewellery. Made of bronze, 17th c, Kerala


In India different animal decor is symbolic of different things. According to Indian culture elephants are symbols of good luck. Lions stand for strength and vigor. Cow heads and buffalo heads stands for agricultural prosperity and deer got heads represent peace. Bison head, wood, leather covered...

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Mahaganapati (Maha meaning Supreme) and refers to the form of Ganapati with ten arms and accompanied by a consort. Mahaganapati is one of the rare forms of Ganapati and is highly sought after. The identity of the consort is always a topic for debate, as he could be accompanied by Riddhi, Siddhi, ...

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Buta Kola is a ritual folk dance from the coastal districts of Karnataka, India. The dance is highly stylized and held in honor of the local deities worshiped by the Tulu speaking population. It has influenced Yakshagana folk theatre. Buta Kola could be categorized as a form of Shamanism as the d...

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Worshiper with his hands in Anjali Mudra, a simple folk art from south India, they are characterized by simple drapery and simple ornaments, made of bronze, 17th c


Kuttichathan from the central part of Kerala. Locally it is known as Vishnumaya or Kutti Chattan. It is a folk deity and the worship is mainly confined to South India. His most celebrated temples include Avanangattil Kalari Devasthanam and Kanadi Kuttichathan Kavu. Kutti Chattan is a folk deity i...

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Nandi (bull) is the sacred vehicle (vahana) of Siva and is considered to be the foremost devotee of Siva. As Siva is the rider of the bull, every Siva temple will have a shrine for stone image Nandi, in reclining form as above, in front of and facing Siva. In the early Tamil literature, Nandi is...

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a month ago
We, a spanish family, were in this wonderful museum some days ago and was an astonishing experience due to the huge number of items in display (also the house is wonderful). We were very lucky because we met the widow and the son of Mr. George who took their time to explain the history to us of some artifacts. Also a very good place to buy interesting things.
- Luis P
2 months ago
I visited that museum. One of the best museum in Kerala. It was a dream of Late Honorable George Thaliath sir. Now look after by his Wife and children. They all are giving a great service for tourists. Prince Charles of England visited this museum in 2013. Visit to this museum is really worthy!
- Dominic S
3 weeks ago
Amazing place with great collection of ancient craft. Every piece of items looks just incredible. Ppl who loves history and our different civilization of different dynasty, it's a must visit place
- Raj s

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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