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Kerala Folklore Museum

Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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...more
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Folklore Junction | Thevara, Kochi (Cochin) 682013, India
+91 70347 77499
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All reviews three floors private collection amazing collection folk art top floor prince charles beautiful building interesting artifacts huge collection for sale treasure trove worth a visit entry ticket on display south india history lovers must visit place
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

I can't believe someone below is whinging about having to pay 100 Rupees to visit this amazing place! That's slightly more than a pound! They so missed out on an amazing collection of folklore objects - hindu, christian and muslim, not to mention malayalam. Three...More

Date of experience: January 2012
10  Thank nik d
Reviewed 21 February 2012

This gave us a little taste of the culture of Kerala. It was amusing at times but over all a good experience.

Date of experience: February 2012
8  Thank ian528789
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Only 15 minutes from Fort Cochin, the museum was a real surprise. The building itself is worth seeing: architectural juwel in Infia: the roof is made of wood and the collection inside is unique. Masques, fotografies, sculptures and even palm leaves manuskripts in such a...More

Date of experience: February 2012
8  Thank mehndi
Reviewed 20 February 2012

This is a fascinating collection of all sorts of artifacts -- masks, sculptures, paintings, lamps, musical instruments, old photos, you name it. It was amassed over many years and together it all represents the enormity of Kerala's rich past. The building itself is part of...More

Date of experience: February 2012
8  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 20 February 2012

We enjoyed an 1 and a quarter hour show of traditional Kerala dancing. Good air conditioned auditorium and very professional show.

Date of experience: February 2012
7  Thank Sue R
Reviewed 20 February 2012

This is not just a "keep the tourist busy" thing to do. You will see the images of the dance repeated in advertisements, and at other sites. It is well worth visiting this show to understand some of the inside story of Kerela

Date of experience: February 2012
9  Thank 2dogsAtlanta
Reviewed 13 February 2012

The Collection is stunning. It's only fifteen minutes by rickshaw to the place. The building is made of teak and rosewood so the aroma of the natural timber is wonderful! Cost is 200 rupees or $4.00 USD, private collection. This is used for maintainance of...More

8  Thank vckkpts2016
Reviewed 11 February 2012

Excellent museum - lots of interesting exhibits and housed in a beautiful building. Well worth the rickshaw ride to get there. The guide was very informative and helpful. Definitely recommend. The theatre is beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2012
9  Thank EleanorBishop
Reviewed 11 February 2012

My wife and I visited the museum today. what an experience it was. There is unbelievable collection of the Kerala/Indian culture and art pieces. All collected by one gentleman! It is a must place for anyone visiting Kochi.A nominal entrance fee. Devendra Trivedi

Date of experience: February 2012
8  Thank dev t
Reviewed 31 January 2012

The Kerala Folklore Theatre & Museum is in a lovely wooden building which melds three Keralan architectural styles. The Museum portion is great for 1 - 2 hours visit & houses displays of masks, sculptures, ritual costumes, jewelry, and musical instruments. If possible, you should...More

Date of experience: December 2011
10  Thank RaleighAnne
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suresh r
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Response from Pradyumna D | Reviewed this property |
It's Rs. 100/- per person. If you wish to use camera inside to take pictures, then you'll have to pay Rs. 100/- separately for this.
Mithun B
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Response from 271antony | Property representative |
Yes. The parking facility is available. Its free.
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Response from _shankar_vm | Reviewed this property |
Please do refer their website for more professional details & explanations... I do believe it is gem of a place for those tourists who are sincerely interested in the historically remarkable culture & heritage of the place...