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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Lord Ganesha as Edampuri Vinayaka or Vaastu Ganesha. In most house holds one can see Ganesha idols with trunk facing left. The position of Ganesha's trunk holds a symbolic meaning. The trunk curved towards the left is called vamamukhi vam means northern direction or left side The cooling chandra ...

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“Panjurli is one of the most powerful spirits worshiped in the Bhuta region.Here the deity figure is holding sword and puja bell in his hands. Riding a boar, he personifies Panjurli spirit. Aryanization of local beliefs has resulted in Panjurli, like other spirits, is considered to have originat...

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Saint Michael and the shield of faith. His right hand is missing due to the age of the bronze. Saint Michael the Archangel is referenced in the Old Testament and has been part of Christian teachings since the earliest times. In Catholic writings and traditions he acts as the defender of the Churc...

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a week ago
Good place. There many antique pieces are shown in an organized manner. Well maintained and everything has a detailed explanation. There is shoe rack outside the museum and you have to keep your shoes outside before entering. The entry fee is Rs.100/person. If you want to see every antique thing with details, it will take much time.
- Sukannya D
a month ago
This is a great place to see and understand the culture of our land. Lot of antiques and artefacts are gathered from different parts of India. Arranged nicely. One has to appreciate the effort because all this is done without government or public help. The tickets cost Rs 100 per head and 100 for photography..
- harish p
a month ago
This place was an unexpected surprise, and a very pleasant one. Loved the exhibits, and the sheer volume of items was surprising. Special shout-out to the very knowledgeable employee who explained to us the history of some of the items we were interested in, how those were procured and dated, and the background of the museum itself.
- Neha J

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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