A museum located in Kochi that showcases an extensive variety of antiques such as statues, pottery, and other cultural artifacts that depict the rich history and cultural significance of the state of Kerala. The Antique Museum is a repository of rich cultural and historical artifacts dating back to the 16th century and is highly informative place to explore.
Timing: 9 am to 6:30 pm, Sunday â€“ 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Location: Synagogue Lane, Jew Town, Mattanchery, Kochi, Kerala
Entry Fees: Free
A small museum located in the beautiful coastal city of Kochi in Kerala the Antique Museum is a dungeon of an assortment of antique items that date back from the 16th to the 18th century. Housing a sundry of antique items such as weapons, terracotta items, statues, pottery, vintage cameras, cannonball, musical instruments, hunting-related items, etc., the Antique Museum is a must visit sight in Kochi to have an insight into the rich historical heritage of the state and all of the country.
The small but fascinating museum is a feast for those who are hungry for anything antique and must visit it for a memorable experience. From antique ammunitions, palm-leaf engravings, ceramic pots, coins, 110 years old Quran, old instruments, and ancient calculators, the list is never ending with over 1000 priceless items. The exhibits in the museum have been brought here from several national and international private collectors, many of which have been restored. Some of the main exhibits here that grab the attention of the visitors include a Columbian Press invented in 1813, 8000-year-old Bushman stones, a 60-year-old soda maker, funerary urns dating back to 7000 BC, and a 3500-year-old wooden water wheel. The museum has as SLR Exhibition which was set up to share to the heritage, culture, and history of the museumâ€™s antique. The staff here is very cordial and amiable and visitors can ask any kind of questions regarding any of the exhibit here from them. The museum also sells some replica items of the antiquities which the visitors can take home with them as souvenirs.