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Kerala Folklore and Culture Museum

This is Kerala Folklore Theatre and Museum at Thevara, Ernakulam - a unique venture to preserve the splendid folklore wealth of the State.

Opened in the year 2009 as a non-profit organization, the museum is truly a treasure that showcases the rich heritage that Kerala exudes through its numerous art and dance forms. Artifacts that bear the scent of bygone era like masks, sculptures, in wood, stone and bronze, costumes of traditional and ritual art forms, musical instruments, traditional jewelry, manuscripts of rare medicinal and astrological secrets, and Stone-Age utensils are all preserved in this museum.

The building itself is a piece of wonder with its three floors following the architectural styles of Malabar, Cochin and Travancore. The entrance to this marvelous structure is constructed from the remnants of a 16th century temple in Tamil Nadu.

The first floor with the Cochin architectural style is sagaciously named as kalithattu which means a floor for play and it displays costumes of various traditional and ritual dance forms of Kerala like Theyyam, Kathakali.

The museum is open from 9.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. Entrance fee to the museum is Rs.100 for adults and Rs.50 for students.

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