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- This is privately run museum, if you have spare time then you can go here. Antique artifacts have been kept here.Written 28 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A small collection but interesting to see the range of string instruments from around the world and their evolution over timeWritten 12 January 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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
- I have had the good fortune of visiting several museums across many cities in the world. These visits we re self guided, audio guided or in the company of expert guides. What made my visit to The Grey Book Museum and Archives unique and memorable is the experience of the Curator (Mr Reagan Stanley) himself walking me through the artifacts, narrating the story of the artifacts and through them the story of Fort Kochi.
The museum is a treasure trove - pottery shards of Chinese origin and Moorish origin, smoking pipes and birthing chair from the Portuguese era, a honeycomb like coin mould, coral etc. Stone sculptures from a recent excavation have a great story to tell. The best experience for me was the rare sight of photo negatives from 1900 to 1960. These offered a time travel through Kochi's cathedrals, temples, fishing nets, marketplaces and playgrounds. The Curator shared the story of how he sourced the negatives, processed and documented them. His passion for studying and preserve history shined through the two hours of my visit. In summary, I would highly recommend a visit to this museum for anyone interested in the rich history of Kochi.
Reagan has great plans to expand the museum and to use technology like Virtual Reality to offer a time travel experience to the visitors in future. Looking forward to seeing the plans come to fruition soon.Written 3 November 2023
- A little known attraction for Western tourists but well worth the effort. The museum and palace was a train or bus ride from our Hotel Holiday Inn but we caught a taxi about $20 return It is a large complex with lovely gardens and very interesting displays. Make sure you follow the signs as it can be a steep walk if you go off the tracks. The Jewellery section was impressive, but as with so many things in India needs someone to dust and shine the exhibits. Some of the areas forbid photos and they are quite strict. There appeared to be very few hawkers etc which was a pleasant surprise. This is a place which is frequented by a lot of locals who are having a fun time on the many swings and generally enjoying themselves. There is a deer park in the grounds which is nice to sit and relax in.Written 7 December 2018