The folklore museum that contains representative collections
of art and crafts from all over Karnataka. The museum was founded in 1968. It
is located in the University of Mysore in the Manasagangothri
campus in the Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion. Since its foundation
the University of Mysore has contributed to study of folklore, and the museum
has been developed to its present level by scholars such as P.R.Thippeswamy,
Javeregowda and Jeesham Paramashivaiah. P.R.Thippeswamy
brought material from all over Karnataka to increase the museum's collection.
As a folklore museum it not only showcases items but also elements of music,
dance and drama.
The museum has a spectacular collection of more than 6,500
unique folklore exhibits. The museum exhibits have been organized in systematic
order according to the folk art forms. The gallery is divided into wings for
folklore, large dolls, folklife, literature and art