Immerse yourself in the wonderful century-old museum was founded by H.A. Gass, a British Forest Officer, in 1903 ... More info ›
Immerse yourself in the wonderful century-old museum was founded by H.A. Gass, a British Forest Officer, in 1903. The museum houses a rich collection that ranges from animals, birds and reptiles. Apart from wildlife the exhibits include Arms used in olden days, wood crafts, huge collection of insects, cultural artefacts and many more.
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Stop At: Gass Forest Museum, Cowley Brown Road Forest College Campus, Coimbatore 641002 India
Get into the history when seeing the 100 years old heritage Museum building, located within forest college campus grounds so you feel it like a mini forest within the city. On entering the museum, you're greeted by a life-sized model of an intimidating Indian Gaur, which was presented by Sir Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar Bahadur, the last Maharaja of the princely State of Mysore. You can see a timber library is also displayed in the museum. Further, an entire range of useful non-timber forest products such as gums and resins, oils, tars, rubber and lacks are also on display. Also look at the rich collection of fruits and seeds, barks, roots, leaves, fibres, bamboo and canes. Take a view of Forest engineering models such as timber stacking and seasoning, forest brides and timber houses are kept here besides a working model of ropeways used for timber extraction, for those who are into entomology, a collection of useful and harmful insects associated with forests are kept on display alongside species of butterflies and moths. There are more than 300 samples of rock, minerals and soil formation from all over the world are housed here. Some of the notable among them are different kinds of mica found in nature. Articles manufactured from forest products including bobbins, shuttles, picker arms and diapers besides carved items are also on display. open between 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on weekdays except Suterday, Sundays and National Holidays.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Insect Museum, TNAU, Maruthamalai Main Road Tamil Nadu Agricultural University campus, Coimbatore 641003 India
This museum showcases a rich diversity of insects from all over the country as never seen before. The museum speaks realms about the magical world of insects.
Duration: 40 minutes
Pass By: Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Agricultural University 5 Km From Railway Station, Coimbatore 641007 India