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“Average collection but no harm in stopping by!”

Indo-Portuguese Museum
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Ranked #42 of 184 things to do in Kochi (Cochin)
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New Delhi, India
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Average collection but no harm in stopping by!”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

The museum is located in the bishops house and houses the collection from various portuguese churches that may or may not exist anymore. The objects are also in use and are given out at times for religious activities. Meet Mt.Joseph here who will show you around. If you have that extra half hour to kill in Kochi, it is worth learning something new.

Visited July 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good history”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

Great insight to he history of the area.

We were very lucky that due to it being off-season we were the only ones there and the extremely helpful Joseph was able to share his knowledge with us. It was really great as it made the experience so much better, as we learnt a lot more from him.

As a side note, Joseph collects foreign currency so if you take some with you as a gift for Joseph he'll be forever grateful.

Good museum, made great by Joseph.

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Kensington, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Best for the history of the area. Many religious artifacts, all we'll-labeled. Curator gave us a private tour since we were only visitors

Visited February 2014
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Guwahati, India
Level 6 Contributor
507 reviews
328 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 481 helpful votes
“Portuguese heritage in Kerala”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

It's a small museum of religious artifacts and maps on Kerala of the colonial Portuguese period.
Located in the complex of the Bishop's Residence, it is a newly constructed structure.
It mainly displays relics and sacred objects from the colonial churches of Fort Cochin and nearby areas.

It wouldn't interest those who have already visited museums in Goa that have more Portuguese antiques.

Visited February 2014
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Bengaluru, India
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

This is a very small museum but has some interesting exhibits. The restored original Altar piece of St. Francis Church Fort Kochi, the very detailed map of Travancore by James Horsburgh, various Monstrance, etc. The museum curator, Joseph, is a very enthusiastic and friendly person who was obliging enough to tell us the importance of many artifacts.

Visited November 2013
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