Indo-Portuguese Museum
Indo-Portuguese Museum
3.5
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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luna
Vasco da Gama, India20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The museum itself has interesting artifacts and information to offer…just not as much as expected. The guy at the entry had a lot of interesting things to tell us about the museum, about fort kochi and about the influence of portugal and the current situation with the artifacts and the archeologists. It was very informative and the price of 40 rupies is definitely worth the things you’ll see and read.
Written February 7, 2024
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,371 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Taking into account the enthusiastic explanations of Mr. Elroy a visit to the museum is an interesting experience. The items on display are mainly of religious significance. They are collected from a number of churches in the Kochi area. The 16th century teak altar piece is among the top exhibits.

The building is of simple functional design. It exists since 2000 and was financed with Portuguese support. It is located on the compound of Bishop's house, which actually is the 1506 residence of the former Portuguese governor.

Entrance fee 40 Rupees (same price for Indian citizens and foreigners).
Written March 3, 2023
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Quiltingmamma
Ottawa, Canada13,384 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
I think like so many things this museum is suffering from lack of funds during Covid lock downs and lack of tourism over the past 2 years. Though glass cases were clean, alter and other artificats need dusting and cleaning. Entry payment is now 40 rupees for all, and no photography allowed...though other tourist sites list prices for locals, tourists and camera fees. Opening hours state 9 a.m. but that day it was 10.
I expected to spend some time there and see a cultural canvas of the time during Portuguese rule, however the fact it is in the Bishop's House grounds should have prepared me for a purely ecclesiastical museum. It is a collection of items from several Catholic parishes in Kerala. 30 -40 minutes is more than adequate.
Tip: if a birdwatcher or garden lover spend a bit of time on the grounds and gardens.
Written October 23, 2022
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Milind Shah
Ahmedabad, India1,783 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
A great place to learn about the history of Cochin. The person at the ticket counter was really interesting and explained us the difference between Kochi and cochin. He also explained us all the details with great patience and interest. The museum also has ruins of an old fort and some great pictures that depict the old cochin region. A must visit place for history lovers. Entry fees : Rs20 Rs.
Written March 26, 2022
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HappySheep
Wellington, New Zealand1,565 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Interesting museum as much for admiring the old building as for the information it imparts. Open normal hours.
Written January 11, 2020
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Stillwaters
New Delhi, India55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
It gives a strange feeling to see the foundations of the fort at Fort Kochi. Even though flooded with water at many times of the year, its a piece of history come alive! The artifacts are medieval European, beautifully crafted and preserved.
Written December 9, 2019
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Adrian Y
Leiden, The Netherlands632 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This small museum in the grounds of the Bishop's palace contains - mainly - catholic church artefacts. The story of the Portuguese in Kochi doesn't quite come to life here.
The cellar of the building has remains that are reputed to be from the original fort.
Unless particularly interested in religious artefacts, it'll take less than half an hour to visit the museum.
Written August 17, 2019
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soummo1472
Jamshedpur, India163 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Go there if you have nothing else to do. Not much in terms of theme or artefacts or historical significance. It's a random collection of artefacts of the Portuguese presence in the area with no sequence of events. And, one can be forgiven for thinking that the remains of the "fort" below the building as a hoax. The adjoining gardens and the Bishop's house are better photo-op spots !
Written April 24, 2019
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HyMaria
Stockholm, Sweden131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
A rather small but interesting museum showing objects from the time when the Portuguese exercised a great influence in Fort Kochi. The textual information is very limited. But on the other hand, there are very helpful guides who take care of you and your questions. Without the guides, the visit to the museum had not been so valuable.
Written March 17, 2019
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THOMASFROMDAMASCUS
Damascus, Syria3,815 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
The Indo-Portuguese Museum is located in the heart of the Old City of Fort Kochi, on the outskirts of Cochin or also called: Kochi.

This is a small yet very interesting museum and the building dates back to early 1500’s.

The main building shares this tree filled compound with the current Bishop’s Residence. Both building are well preserved.

The entrance fee is only 100 INR per person which in the current Indian exchange rate is only: $1.40 USD.

In the basement of the museum are the original foundations of the original structure can be viewed. The main floor, of this interesting museum, displays many original artifacts and each relic is clearly illustrated in several languages.

I found this Indo-Portuguese Museum was a very interesting visit and I suggest anyone visiting Fort Kochi must stop by to view its’ interesting contents.
Written December 19, 2018
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