Famous Museums in Kochi

The museums in Kochi give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Kochi with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Kochi. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Kochi.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Kochi.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Kochi:

  1. Kerala Folklore Museum

    4.2 (5926 Votes)
    Kerala Folklore Museum

    Museum, Exhibition , Sculpture

    Everything in this museum is a treasure celebrating Kerala and its heritage, including the building itself. Combining the architectural styles of Malabar, Cochin and Travancore, the museum was imagined as a temple to art. It's very entrance is made from parts of an 16th century temple in Tamil Nadu and various carvings from around Kerala. The first floor of the museum focuses on dance - Theyya...Read more
  2. Mattancherry Palace

    4 (5210 Votes)
    Mattancherry Palace

    Museum, Palace, Exhibition

    A tour of the museum would feel like a walk through a story-book. Artifacts and exhibits, rearranged chronologically, tell the history of Cochin in an engaging way. Into its third phase of renovation, the Dutch Palace museum in Mattancherry has murals that have been pictographically explained. Once the abode of the Cochin Royal Family, it has preserved objects used by the members—clothes,...Read more
  3. Hill Palace Of Tripunithura

    4.3 (1788 Votes)
    Hill Palace Of Tripunithura

    Museum, Palace, Architecture , Archaeological Site

    Hill Palace is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala, near Tripunithura. Built in 1865, the Palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style, spreading across in 54 acres (220,000 m2). The complex has an archaeological Museum, a Heritage Museum, a Deer Park, a prehistoric park and a children's park. The palace is about 14 km from Kochi and approacha...Read more
  4. Museum Of Kerala History

    History Museum, Historical Site

    The light and sound shows of this museum are famous, and they tell of Kerala's origins. Scenes from history, from the state's earliest inhabitants to contemporary times, are depicted in 38 life-size tableaux. The art gallery section has displays paintings and sculptures from over 200 contemporary Indian artists. Check out the lovely 25 foot long mural depicting scenes from Shakunthalam by Kalid...Read more
  5. Indo Portuguese Museum

    3.7 (3310 Votes)
    Indo Portuguese Museum


    The Indo-Portuguese Museum situated in Fort Kochi throws light on the strong Portuguese influence in both the art and the architecture of the region. The museum is divided into five main sections, according to the nature of items displayed in each section. They are viz. Altar, Treasure, Procession, Civil Life and Cathedral. The museum currently houses some outstanding collections, well known fo...Read more
  6. Maritime Museum

    Museum, Military Museum

    Step into the Maritime Museum, located within the premises of the INS Dronacharya, the Navy’s gunnery and missile school in Fort Kochi, and you will find that the structure itself is a museum piece.  Set up in two fortified ammunition bunkers built before World War II, the museum evokes wonder and admiration. The history is unraveled before you at the museum not only through the mode...Read more
  7. Dutch Palace Mattancherry Palace


    Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace in Kochi which is also known as the Dutch Palace. Gifted by the Portuguese as a present to the king of Kochi around 1555, today it is a portrait gallery of the Kochi kings. Housing some of the best mythological murals in India, this palace is a splendorous and an ornate structure. If you are planning a trip to Kochi, do add the Dutch Palace/Mattancherr...Read more
  8. Celebrity Wax Museum Image

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    This isn't the best wax museum in the world but Kerala is quite proud of it. Einstein, Gandhi, Lincoln, Jackie Chan, Psy and the Dalai Lama are among its permanent residents. Altogether there are about 40 of them, covering personalities from film, politics, historical figures and world leaders. The museum boasts that residents and visitors of Kochi no longer need to seek out Madame Tussauds in ...Read more