India’s First Spice Museum to Open in Kochi


It was announced on Thursday that the Spices Board of India will set up the country’s first spice museum at Willingdon Island in Kochi.

This museum is set to trace the history and growth of the spices industry in the country, plus it will also showcase over 30 raw spices and culinary herbs and show how they are cultivated, processed, stored and quality assessed.


There will also be paintings, pictures, brochures and books and visitors to the museum will be able to buy authentic Indian spices. 

The foundation stone of the museum was laid on Thursday by A. Jayathilak, the chairman of the Spices Board and he said, “The museum will be an information centre on quality spices to attract sailors and overseas tourists.”