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Address: Folklore Jn | Thevare, Kochi (Cochin) 682013, India
Phone Number: +91 484 266 5452
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
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Folklore Museum aims to provide art education to the students and helping...

Folklore Museum aims to provide art education to the students and helping to provide visual and academic knowledge to the art lovers, researchers and travelers from all over the world. Folklore museum is the only architectural museum in Kerala and 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. these are around 4000 artifacts from tiny to large size on display. This ethnic museum is the essence of the life and culture of the common man over the past 1000 years.

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This private collection, over 3 floors, contains many interesting artefacts, some dating back 3,000 years. What it doesn't have, is many labels explaining what you're seeing or a... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This private collection, over 3 floors, contains many interesting artefacts, some dating back 3,000 years. What it doesn't have, is many labels explaining what you're seeing or a guide. Admission, at the time we visited, was 200 rupees, about £2.50, plus another Rs.100/- if you wanted to take photographs inside. I don't understand the logic of that.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Displayed over three floors this private collection is a great thing to go and see. The first floor is dedicated to Indian traditions, the second floor to European traditions and the top floor to Kathakali. You have to pay extra if you want to take photographs. It is worth the payment. Unfortunately not enough information written alongside the artefacts and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great little museum with a wide variety of exhibits in a lovely building. Very good value for the entry. Be sure to eat at Rao's vegetarian restaurant next door.. one of the best meals we've had in India?

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is very nice. here you can see all old monuments and structure of kerala cultural. its two flour museum you need at least 2 hour to see complete place. there is restaurant near by call sharvana bhanav please visit its one of the famous chain of restorants

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is 3 floor museum. Has excellent ancient time collection of jewellery, musical instruments, clothes & many more from Malabar, Tamilnadu areas. We cum to know about keralian & tamilian cultural & traditional features.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a art lover then this place is for you . They have huge collections of Arti facts from all over south india . But don't buy anything from there outlet as they charge huge premium.

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Mumbai, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has lot of artifacts, but the same are cluttered all over the place. Looks more like an antique collection than a museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The impressive collection is well-organized in a three-story building.The museum's collection is enormous and the curators have tried to utilize every inch of space available to accommodate the artifacts.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was suggested by our driver. The entrance fee is 100/- per person and the worst part is they charge 100/- for even mobile cameras(Debit/Credit cards are not accepted). This seemed to be very costly. Though there is a huge collection of ancient artifacts (which seems interesting), there are no proper description of history about them and also they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well maintained. Variety of Art. Must watch Museum. India 3rd best museum. lot of things to see.

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