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- This started as the private collection of one man, who built a traditionally-styled house to hold it all. They don't have the resources to document everything as a regular museum would do, but it is packed with a wide variety of pieces of all sizes, some over 2000 years old. You could walk through in less than an hour, or move slowly to study the details of the carvings, silver filigree, painting, etc. I'm so glad that I didn't miss it! (There's a small shop and cafe at the top of the building, but I wasn't pressured to buy anything.)Written 29 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Charming cafe with a vibrant ambiance. We visited this cafe one afternoon on our family trip to Kochi and were pretty impressed by the ambiance, food and decor.
Place was full, however we were promptly accommodated by the team.
The layout is gorgeous and as you keep walking inside you notice the art that this place has displayed which is definitely worth a look!
Food was fresh, tasty and hearty. We tried their watermelon and feta cheese salad, along with wraps and sandwiches which were really yum!
They also serve a great variety of refreshing non alcoholic beverages and we liked all the ones we tried.
Service is friendly and accommodating and the place is definitely worth a visit if you are in town.Written 5 May 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We visited this place on a recommendation and it turned out to be an excellent suggestion. The place was pretty, and the food was beyond amazing. We ordered pan-seared fish, prawns with egg floss, and pork tacos and relished them all. The mocktails were refreshing and perfect for the weather. The staff was friendly and helpful with making choices. A must-visit at Fort Kochi. And oh yes, dogs are welcome too.Written 14 June 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Good place to know our pride in the Indian Navy. I see that our kids are enjoying the places and information provided about thisWritten 15 February 2023
- Located a short walk (2 minutes) from the Pathadipalam metro station. The museum has 3 sections, housed in different buildings. The history section gives you a organised peek into kerala history, using high quality dioramas with sound and light effects. The art museum has a good collection of artwork from across India, including two by Raja Ravi Varma. The display style and write ups about the artists are like what one would expect in museums abroad. The doll museum has a small but good collection of dolls representing different regions of India.
Takes about 90 minutes to cover at a leisurely pace
Very helpful and friendly staff.Written 29 May 2022
- Taking into account the enthusiastic explanations of Mr. Elroy a visit to the museum is an interesting experience. The items on display are mainly of religious significance. They are collected from a number of churches in the Kochi area. The 16th century teak altar piece is among the top exhibits.
The building is of simple functional design. It exists since 2000 and was financed with Portuguese support. It is located on the compound of Bishop's house, which actually is the 1506 residence of the former Portuguese governor.
Entrance fee 40 Rupees (same price for Indian citizens and foreigners).Written 3 March 2023
- Good historical info (although some repetition with what you'd learn at the Mattancherry Palace). Some beautiful art and artifacts also on display. Unfortunately we couldn't see the famous view of the city because it was raining hard during our visit. The beautiful gardens were designed so that rainwater run-off would be captured for future use, and they now support a wide variety of native flora and fauna from the entire state.Written 29 September 2023
- Spacious galleries which give a true perspective of the art works on display.
A nice cafe with choice of snacks would be a nice add onWritten 5 April 2023
- The International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum at Mattancherry Jew town exhibits various arms, weapons,uniforms, hats, medals, photographs etc related to the Kerala police. The collections will take us through the history of Kerala police from the time of the Travancore Kings to the present day. Last month when I visited the museum it was crowded with school students group and tourists.. The museum is really informative, well maintained and worth visiting.Written 11 January 2020
- The Antique Museum in Jew Town, Mattancherry has a good collection of antiques and the museum will be a feast for those who are interested in antiques. Those who visit Jew Town should not spare the museum and it will make your visit to the town memorable. Antique weapons, palm-leaf engravings, ceramic pots, coins, 110 years old Quran, musical instruments, furniture, calculator...the list is long. I wish the items were displayed in a better way so that we can closely observe the items.Written 12 January 2020
- Buddha Gallery in fort kochi has a very good collection of modern and traditional art from artists . you can buy painting from here .Written 11 February 2018
- Nice space of art with a wide collection in various price range . meeting artist was really excitingI really loved this spaceWritten 12 February 2020
- A small collection but interesting to see the range of string instruments from around the world and their evolution over timeWritten 12 January 2020
- This museum has a good collection of arts and crafts. Nice place to spend time and also to gain knowledge.Written 31 October 2018
- Cochin and Mattancherry host the Kochi-Muziris Art Biennale. The current one is due to end at the end of March 2017. the next one should begin in December 2018. The existence of the Biennale must surely have helped attract private art gallery owners to set up shop in the area. OED Gallery is one of these.
The OED gallery occupies the extensive premises of what must have once been a warehouse or a group of warehouses. Leave Bazaar Road, and enter the long courtyard/garden belonging to OED. On either side of this open space there are converted buildings that serve as galleries to display the artworks on sale.
OED specialises in contemporary Indian artworks. Its owner has good taste, and this is reflected in the wonderful displays of art that he sets up.
Lovers of modern art should not miss this lovely new addition to the Cochin art scene.Written 4 March 2017
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