Kerala Folklore Museum

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Kerala Folklore Museum Overview

Kerala Folklore Museum started its journey in 2009. It was a non-profit organization at the beginning. It is a dream project of George Thaliath and his wife Annie George. George Thaliath joined his father Jacob V Thaliath in dealing with Indian art after his post-graduation. It took 25 years to build the museum. 62 carpenters and skilled workers have worked on this project for more than 7 years. 

Entrance 

The very facade and entrance of the Kerala Folklore Museum will blow your mind. The door is built from the wooden carvings collected from across Kerala. The remnants of a 16th-century temple in Tamil Nadu are also used.  You will notice a striking manichitratazhu. It is an antique ornate door lock of Kerala.

The Main Building 

Kerala Folklore Museum building consists of three floors. 

The first floor is Kalithattu, which describes a floor dedicated to play. On the first floor, you will find interesting information and dance costumes of Kathakali, Mohiniyattam and Ottanthullal etc.  

The second floor is called Kanjadalam. It means lotus petal. On this floor, different mural paintings are kept. Even the wooden ceiling is made up of 60 different frames. 

Finally, a beautiful performance theatre is built on the third floor. Currently, the theatre carries out authentic stage performances. The performances are held at 6.30 pm every day.

Besides, in the museum, you will find 4000 artefacts on exhibits including masks, sculptures, manuscripts and jewellery. These antiques belong to the whole of India, let alone Kerala.  Utensils from even the Stone age are preserved here as well. The musical instruments of old times will certainly draw your attention.

Face Art Gallery

Folklore Museum supports artists to sell their work, which is commendable. You can buy portraits, mural paintings, oil paintings, etc. Traditional Painting schools like Tanjavur Artworks, Mysore paintings and reproductions of the age-old traditional school of Indian paintings are also available.  

 

Antique Shop

In Kerala Folklore Museum, you can buy antiques at a fair price. Certificates about the artifacts can also be provided. 

 

Handicrafts and Handmade Textiles

You will find it in the Folklore Museum shop that sells handicrafts and handmade textiles. You can purchase different types of Kerala sarees, pure cotton fabrics, other natural dress materials and handloom products.

Coffee Shop

The coffee shop at Folklore Museum is also extraordinary. It offers snacks, pure organic spices, herbal drinks, tea, coffee and even homemade delicacies. Surprisingly, there is a kitchen museum along with the coffee shop. In the Kitchen Museum, kitchen utensils, crookeries and potteries and traditional equipment that are used in ancient Kerala kitchen are on display.

Kerala Folklore Museum Location

Kerala Folklore Museum is next to the Ferry Junction in Thevara. 

Pandit Karuppan Road, Kochi, Kerala 682013, India

Other Contact Information 

Website:  https://keralafolkloremuseum.org

Email: keralafolkloremuseum@gmail.com

Phone: (91) 4842665452 

(91)9446076499

Kerala Folklore Museum Timings  

Kerala Folklore Museum is open from 09:30 am to 06:00 pm

Kerala Folklore Museum Price:  

The entrance fee for adults is Rs.100/- and Rs.50/- for children. You have to pay Rs.200/- if you are a foreigner.  

Kerala Folklore Museum is a masterpiece. It has been hugely successful in both preserving and showcasing splendid collections of the rich folklore of India. It should be in your itinerary when you visit Kerala next.

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