Karnataka Folk Museum, Bangalore

Karnataka Folk Museum is situated at a distance of approximately 53 kms from the Bangalore. Spread over an area of 15 acres, it lies on the Kumara Park West, Sheshadripuram. Managed by Karnataka Janapada Trust, this folk museum was set up to promote the diverse folk life of Karnataka. One of the major attractions of Karnataka Folk Museum is the rich collection of Karnataka folk music and videotapes of folk dances. Other items displayed in the museum comprise of unique masks, colorful artifacts, costumes, etc.

The Museum exhibits an elegantly carved temple chariot. Even after being largely damaged in a fire, it retains much of its original charm. Ancient carvings made from different types of stone are also exhibited at the Karnataka Folk Museum, near Bangalore. The other buildings inside the complex include a recording studio, with latest equipments, and a college, dedicated to folk life.


Lokamahal has on display a unique collection of folk instruments, puppets, masks, utensils, weapons, etc.

Lokamatha Mandira

This building exhibits a wide assortment of utensils, baskets and earthen jars used to store grain and pickles.


The third building displays numerous photographs, which cover the various aspects of folk life.

Karnataka Folk Museum
Kumara Park East, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Phone Number: 080 2226 1967

TimingsEntry fees / Fare
10:30 am to 5:00 pm