Situated at a short distance of 5 km from the opulent and majestic Lalitha Mahal, Folklore Museum forms an integral part of the constructed Jayalakshmi Vilas. It is located in the scenic premises of Mysore University's Manasagangothri campus and ranks amongst the major attractions of the city. The museum is home to large collections of folk art and cultural products specific to the state of Karnataka. Housing about 6500 exhibits, the Folklore Museum is celebrated as being one of the most unique and largest museums in Asia.
Here, the many artifacts include puppets, household objects, ethnographic collections of regional toys, carved wooden figurines from diverse villages of Karnataka, rural costumes, metal artifacts, ornaments, tools, implements used in rural professions and lots more. Along with all this, this special building also showcases decorative masks, models of temples, ceremonial head-wear and leather shadow puppets. Not just items, this museum also provides visitors with an interesting glimpse of the region’s dance, music and drama. And yes, while touring the museum, do remember to take a leisurely stroll alongside Kukkarahalli Lake.
|Entry Fee For Adults||Rs.15|
|Entry Fee For Child||Rs.5|
|Timings||All days of the week 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||Around 2 hour|