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Nilambur Teak Museum, Malappuram
(4.4/5 based on 40 reviews on the web)
Here, you can satisfy yourself with loads of information on this magical bounty of nature.

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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TripAdvisor
  • This Teak Museum is one of the rarest which I have seen and we will get all information regarding Teak Wood trees from here. The exhibits here include the root system at the entrance, replicas of the ...  more »
  • An awesome place to spend your holidays. we can find lots of rare species of plants here. Best for nature lovers. 
  • Its just an amazing place under the tourism department which is neatly managed. You wont get a feeling of exploring a forest or something like that but definitely it would be a new experience. You can...  more »
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  • This is worlds first concept a museum for single tree. Developed by kerala forest research institute, where you can learn all about teak tree. Well maintained garden arround the museum is lovely place for family and childrens.
  • Teak Museum, Nilambur If you are a nature enthusiast who is desperately pouring your head over volumes to get your much-needed information on Teak, the wonder tree, then the world famous Teak Museum at Nilambur is just the perfect place for you to be in. Here, you can satisfy yourself with loads of information on this magical bounty of nature.
  • World's one and only museum dedicated only for Teak is situated at abt 4 Kms from Nilambur town, Malappuram District of Kerala State in India. Teak museum managed by KFRI (Kerala Forest Research Institute) is an exclusive museum displaying the teak its habitat, history, cultivation, management, socio-economic aspects and uses. The Teak Museum reminisces the history of teak cultivation and then brings the visitor to the present where teak stills holds sway as the most sought after timber. The displays in the Museum explain the numerous facets of teak research that KFRI has undertaken and offers a glimpse of the multifarious uses teak timber has been put to in the State. The artifacts include traditional household objects like the granary, swing cot, cloth-chest etc. To regale visitors details are provided of some of the giants of the teak world from Kerala forests . A library, mini theater and a Herbal Garden are additional attractions of the Museum.
  • Good place for know about teak. Museum is good, have lot of useful information about teak. There is a Beautiful garden and Small kids play area. Parking area available.
  • Between nilambur and chungathara. An essential part of Ootty trip.