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About Folk Lore Museum

A hidden gem of Mysore, the Folk Lore Museum incorporates unique artefacts and is set up in an exquisite stately mansion. A part of the University of Mysore, it is located at Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion, Manasagangothri Campus. This place exhibits a huge collection of traditional farming equipment and tools which are made of wood and metal. You can indulge in paintings, sculptures along with kitchen tools of the ancient era. Costume and crown section is intriguing whereas the Writer’s Gallery infuses you with creative ideas. The tools used by tribals for fishing and bird trapping are also put on display for visitors. There is a leather puppet section where you can see bright and massive puppets. The Folklore Museum was built in 1968 and renovated in 2006. You can take the Hunsur Road from the JLB Road and then take left from the signal towards University to reach here. It is a must-visit attraction in Mysore with kids.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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