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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  • August 12, 2017
    Teak one of the value tree next to sandal.' which play vital role in house construction.if you want to know about teak tree you must visit teak museum;apart from teak plantation it explains the variou...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    super and awesome place. nilambur teak museum. and most beautiful place in malappuram. Must see this place.  more »
  • May 25, 2017
    Nilambur teak museum as the name suggests is one of a kind museum exclusively for teak. The museum can provide all sort of information regarding the teak trees; its origin, propagation, varieties, lif...  more »
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  • July 12, 2017
    This place is very well maintained and looked after. The world's first teak museum will give you many interesting informations which we never had thought while seeing a teak tree. Everything you want to know about teak is here. The vast garden around the museum is very beautiful. Particularly the butterfly garden is a 'wow'!
  • June 16, 2017
    Excellent green space with a unique teak museum, Bio Nature Park, Butterfly Garden, Frogs playing chess, lovely landscapes, this is really nice place to see. Great photography opportunities. Need an hour to explore. There's ample car parking space. A sculpture of a global man holding a globe, sitting on a teak platform welcomes you at the entrance. The landscape with rock boulders and water flowing is a welcome sight. A teak tree cut and placed upside down exposes the roots at the entrance to the Museum. A huge truck of a teak tree is at the entrance of the Museum. Two huge logs are placed on a raised platform to help us know how exactly the wood used to be transported. Different varieties of teak trees are planted inside the Museum! The textures of teak, the slow-growing good teak, fast-growing bad teak samples are all kept on display. Various furniture used in Kerala in ancient times are on display, including a patthaayam or rice granary box. The Kerala style traditional build methods and model of a room with lighting are displayed nicely. The Museum includes a library and helps in research work, and for professionals involved in woodworks!
  • June 18, 2017
    Nice place. Good garden. Clean washroom facility available. Lots of parking place. Ideal stopover for taking a break while travelling.
  • July 8, 2017
    The beautiful biodiversity park behind the teak museum make up for lack-lusture experience there. The gardens swarming with butterflies and umpteen number of flora and fauna can intrigue the amature taxonomist in you.
  • June 25, 2017
    One of the best places to visit in Nilambur. Great gardens. Excellent for natural lovers

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