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Folklore Museum at Thevara, Cochin - A home of historical and cultural antiques


Here is giving an article about Folklore Museum in Thevara, Cochin displaying wide variety of historical and cultural antiques, took 25 years to collect them. It is also displaying wide variety of different art forms from south India. The museum is situated at Thevara Ferry road and its aim to promote history and culture among the usual folks.

Folklore Museum situated at Thevara Ferry road, Cochin is one of the great antique museums in Kerala. It displays a wide variety of historical and cultural antiques from south India. Visitors can look back and see how their ancestors worked around life with out technology. The collections of antiques which are displayed in the museum mainly is the hard work of a woman. The entrance of the Folklore museum made by the roof of a temple and this leads a reception area where visitors have to buy the entrance ticket. The museum is full of antiques as there is not a piece or stone has been taken out or made new. At the entrance area we can see a big fan hanging on the roof which was built by the British followers and its weight is about 65 kilogram.

Specialties and features of Folklore Museum

The first floor of the museum is specially designed in traditional Malabar style and is taken from the Northern part of Kerala. There is a room contains lots of musical instruments belongs to different time periods, vehicle which the God's travel in, the mask of Theyyam and terracotta objects etc.

The second floor of the museum done in traditional Cochin royal family’s style are taken from the old royal families those still living in Cochin. There is a room displaying a wide variety of art forms from south India. The room leads to a balcony which has its own story to tell us about the ancient royal Christian territory in Kerala. The staircase is also the showcase of portraits and lifestyle of ten people who lived during 18th and 17th century.

The third floor is made in the Travancore style, where the numerous dance and cultural programs take place. The performances are done merely on request from the visitors. The room contains a wooden ceiling which is simply fantastic. This antique museum is something special for the spectators.

This Museum is the dream of Annie George who has been collecting rare antiques almost all her life. Living with this dream for a long time she never thought it would be possible. The collections of antiques which are displayed in the museum are the hard work her with the help of 62 skilled laborers.

Entrance fee for visitors
Adults – Rs. 100
Students – Rs 50


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