Indo-Portuguese Museum in KochiThe Indo-Portuguese Museum displays numerous artifacts that go back to colonial times. The idea behind this institution is to show how the Portuguese were strong inspiration in Kochi. A lot of effort has been made to bring together all valuable collections and give an example for the Indo-Portuguese Christian Art heritage that once existed in our country.
The museum was established with the leadership of late Dr. Joseph Kureethra who was the Bishop of Kochi. He strongly believed that it was necessary to preserve the heritage and showcase the priceless artifacts that once owned by Diocese.
The entire museum has five sections which is Procession, Treasure, Civil Life, Cathedral and Altar. One of the highlight is the altar which is made of teakwood and has been brought to this museum from the Church of Our Lady of Hope, Vypeen. Then there is a chasuble handed over from the Bishops house and a Processional cross made of silver as well wood brought from the Santa Cruz Cathedral. Some others display include the Franciscans Coat of Arms and the Monstrance dating back to 18th-19th century. The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation have also made significant contributions to this museum and have been brought from the churches around Kochi. This includes sculptures, apparels used during colonial times and metal objects that are precious.
Timings: 10:00 to 17:00
Open on all days except Monday and Public holidays
The first Thursday every month entry is free for all.
Address: Bishop's House, Fort Kochi, Kerala- 682001