Museum / Gallery
At a distance of 7.5 Kms from Kozhikode Railway Station, KIRTADS is an Ethnological Museum which houses the tools and devices used by the ancient tribal communities of Kerala.
It houses a large collection of artifacts, costumes, jewellery, household utensils, nets and traps, wood carvings, agricultural tools, musical instruments, and ceremonial paraphernalia of all the Tribal communities in Kerala. It was established in 1973 with an objective to collect a wide range of items of cultural materials from the tribes in order to assist and guide researchers and students perceiving tribal studies.
The Museum also offers information about related publications and tribal music. A good library with books on Anthropology and Sociology is an added attraction.