Nilambur Teak Museum, Malappuram

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The well-known Teak Museum is located at Nilambur in the Malappuram district of Kerala. Regarded as the first of its kind in the world and the only one in India; it is a house to the treasures of historical, aesthetic and scientific aspects of Teak. Teak occurs naturally in India with the main teak forests found in Kerala.

The museum, a two story building, is the world's first teak museum and is operated by the Kerala Forest Research Institute. The exhibits include comprehensive information on aspects of the use of teak in their exhibits and articles on the subject. The museum provides extensive information of value historically, artistically and scientifically.

The museum was established in 1995 on the campus of the centre of Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) because of the historical significance of teak to the area. The world's first teak plantation was planted in Nilambur in the 1840s by the British.

The nearest railway station is in Nilambur, about 3 km from the Teak Museum. The nearest airport is Karipur International Airport, about 59km from Teak Museum and 36 km from Malappuram(Dist head).
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  • It's like greeny forest. Big theak trees will protect you from the heavy sunlight. The museum have so much ancient things. You will become wonder.  more »
  • If you would like to know all about Teak, the most coveted of all timbers of the world, visit the Teak Museum dedicated to the tree. Set in the green campus of the Sub centre of the Kerala Forest Rese...  more »
  • This is a museum dedicated to Teaks but they also maintain a beautiful bio-park surrounding the museum. I was amazed by the open butterfly park, it was interesting to know that a particular breed of b...  more »
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  • Had a wonderful experience in this museum. We went as a family for visiting the museum. The museum needs to be much more maintained by the government. Some portions of museum are totally stalled. The butterfly garden also need to take care off. The history of teak and it's variants are really fascinating one.
  • Teak museum mainly focused on the research and education based on teak woods. There are lots of teak and it's stem for displayed. There is a library with lots of articles and deep information about every growing stage of teak woods. also they are providing entertainment purposes like children park and walking area.
  • Beautiful place to visit in Nilambur. This museum shares a lot of information about the teak. The museum has a wide variety of teak from small to big old trunk of a teak. Museum also has a nature park behind it, which is worth watching. A lot of nice locations in this place. Both the museum and the park is clean and well maintained and it is an amazing place to spent with the family.
  • Even though there is not much surprises, this is still is a good destination to explore for those who are looking for a natural hide-out. It's a 2 hours ride from Calicut city. As this place would be closed by 6, it's important to reach here by at least 4.30 to walk around and see. They've tried to protect the trees around and the musuem provides a good lot of information to tree enthusiasts, especial regarding teak. There is also a park surrounding it, which is has some good medicinal plants as well. Monday is a holiday here. Worth to spend 3- 4 hours.
  • This is a museum dedicated to Teaks but they also maintain a beautiful bio-park surrounding the museum. I was amazed by the open butterfly park, it was interesting to know that a particular breed of butterflies are associated with certain type flower or tree, there was a lot of information to grasp. One can spend at least couple of hours here. Highly recommended. This place is very close to railway station, there is also a central forest nursery very near to this facility.

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