Synodal Museum, Synod of Diamper Church
Are there any docents or guides who visitors can directly call to book for a guided tour?
When was the museum established?
Briefly describe the history of the museum, its collection and donors.
The ancient church in which the Synod of Diamper was held in 1599 is preserved now as the Synod Museum. It was designed by Rev. Dr George Koilparampil in 2004.
The roof of the museum is adorned with ancient carvings on teak wood. Other attractions in the Synod Museum are visual models of the Synod of Diamper, the Coonan Cross Oath and a scene from a Syrian Christian baptism. Pieces of granite stones with ancient inscriptions on are preserved on the walls of the church. The ancient granite cross in the church compound is an artistic piece of archaeological importance and is a sight that shouldn’t be missed.
Information in Braille
Library and archives services
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
Conference/ Seminar hall
Who manages the museum?
Person-in-charge of the museum
What is the average duration to see the museum?
less than 1 hour
Map your museum’s correct location on the map given below.
Is the museum currently closed?
Opens on request
Image for museum exterior/building
An exterior view of the Synodal Museum and the stone cross | Image Credit: Thejus Jo Puthussery
A demonstration of the Coonan Cross Oath ceremony | Image Credit: Thejus Jo Puthussery
The golden chalice | Image Credit: Thejus Jo Puthussery
Wooden candlesticks and tabernacle | Image Credit: Thejus Jo Puthussery
Partially retained ancient scripts in the stone walls | Image Credit: Thejus Jo Puthussery
Ancient scriptures | Image Credit: Thejus Jo Puthussery
Wooden bells | Image Credit: Thejus Jo Puthussery
Opening Time: Opens on request
Interesting things about the Museum
Golden Chalice used during the Synod of Diamper is preserved here and it is a major attraction. The ancient construction of the church and carvings on wood are remarkable. The space has plenty of opportunity and material for researchers from social science and humanities disciplines.
Most uninteresting aspect of the museum
The museum has focussed on faith, hence the historicity and antiquity is not preserved at its best.
a. Helpfulness (guides, guards, curator, director)
b. Approachability (curator, director)
Name of Museum Surveyor
Anjana Menon & Thejus Jo Puthussery