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Museums in Kochi

You have numerous museums in Kochi that display the rich heritage of Kerala.They have been preserved well and tourists as well the natives can come here to see the artifacts showcased. It gives you an insight about the ancestors and get a better idea about the ancient times.

Kochi Museums

Indo-Portuguese Museum in Kochi

The Indo-Portuguese Museum is located in Fort Kochi and it has greatly preserved the Christian Art Heritage. This place came into being with the leadership of late Dr. Joseph Kureethra who was the bishop of Kochi. The whole museum is divided in: Cathedral, Altar, Procession, Treasure and Civil Life.

Address: Bishop's House, Fort Kochi, Kerala- 682001

Maritime Museum in Kochi

The Maritime Museum in Kochi has a display of numerous vessels and equipment’s used by the naval force. It was established in 1989 and it throws light on the importance of the Navy in keeping our territorial waters protected. The museum is open on all days except Mondays and public holidays.

Address: K.J. Herschel Road, Veli, Kochi, Kerala 682001

Kerala Lalit Kala Academy Kochi

This Academy is currently converted into the Durbar Art Gallery and has numerous display of contemporary art. Famous paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Manu Parekh, Souza and Padmini can be seen here. In ancient times this was the place where proclamations by kings were made to the general public. This is a two storeyed building that is covered by two acre property and is also seen to hold exhibitions for upcoming artists too.

Address: Lalith Kala Academy, M.G Road, Cochin, Kerala - 68069

Mattancherry Palace Museum in Kochi

Mattancherry Palace Museum in Kochi

The Mattancherry Palace has big collection of mural paintings and various artifacts used by the Maharaja of Kochi. Numerous weapons, stamps, coins and even the different palanquins used during the ancient times can be seen here. Also known as the Dutch Palace this museum has been built with a Kerala style architecture and it is known as “nalukeetu”. Again within the premises of this palace there are two temples which worships Lord Krishna and Lord Siva.

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Address: Near Mattancherry Bus Stop, Jew Town Road, Pazhayannur Temple Lane, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002

Hill Palace Museum Kochi

The Hill Palace Museum was built in 1865 by the King of Kochi and it is situated in Tripunithura, Kochi. This place has about 49 buildings which can be spotted on the 54 acre property. Artifacts belonging to Cochin Royal family, Travancore Royal family as well as the Paliam Devaswom can be seen here. It includes paintings, weapons, manuscripts, sculpures and many items used during the ancient times.

Address: Hill Palace Road, Karingachira, Thrippunithura, Kerala-682301

The Museum of Kerala History in Kochi

The Museum of Kerala History is situated in Edappaly, Kalamassery and it is founded by philanthropist Late R Madhavan Nayar. This museum has a display of paintings, sculpures, and miniature displays from Rajasthan and Mughals. Some of the displays go way back to the 16th century. Another attraction here is the Doll museum that has a display of over 150 dolls dressed in different attires from all states of India. The light and sound show is also very interesting with music and visual displays.

Address: Edappally Toll, Pathadipalam, Edappally, Kerala-682024

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