Folklore Museum

Located in the imposing Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion in the Mysore University campus at Manasagangotri, the Folklore Museum is an impressive repository of folk culture. With 6500 folklore articles on display, the museum is acclaimed as one of the biggest of its kind in Asia.

Among the exhibits are a superb collection of carved wooden figures from Karnataka's villages, rural costumes, utensils, ornaments, metal ware, implements and tools used in various rural professions, models of temples, houses, decorative masks, ceremonial headwear and a display of leather shadow puppets.