Situated at Fort Kochi
, the Indo-Portuguese Museum has a wide range of religious artifacts of south India. The museum provides facilities to understand the cultural heritages of India and Portugal. Dr Joseph Kureethra, the Bishop of Kochi made an untiring effort to establish this museum. The main objective is to preserve some of the invaluable items showing Portuguese influence, used in the Catholic churches in south India.
The museum has five sections – Altar, Procession, Treasure, Civil Life and Cathedral. Collections include a 16th century altar made in teak wood, a 19th century chasuble, processional cross and the Coat of Arms of the Franciscans.