Created in Keralan style from ancient temples and beautiful old houses collected by its owner, an antique dealer, this museum includes over 4000 artefacts and covers three architectural styles: Malabar on the ground floor, Kochi on the 1st and Travancore on the 2nd. There's a beautiful wood-lined theatre, with a 17th-century wooden ceiling. It's about 6km south of Ernakulam Junction train station.
A rickshaw from Ernakulam should cost ₹90, or you can take any bus to Thevara from where it’s a ₹25 rickshaw ride. An autorickshaw from Fort Cochin should cost ₹200.