Located on the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway, this museum is famous for housing more than 5,000 folk items and artefacts, including musical instruments, traditional costumes, temple chariots, shadow puppets and a replica of a traditional village. The museum was created with an aim to preserve local rural culture and draws visitors from all parts of India.

The entrance gate of the museum is adorned with finely carved images of deities and brass trumpets are placed on its either sides. On entering the museum, one reaches the information centre or the Lok Mata Mandir, where daily use items like farming tools and cooking utensils are displayed. The other two important parts of the museum include the Doddamane, a big house and Chitra Kuteera, a double-storeyed building that displays all the achievements of the founders of this place.