Teak museum situated at Nilambur, the first of its kind in the world. The teak museum is exclusively devoted to display of scientific information and related exhibits on various aspects of teak. Detailed information on root system, flower, seed, germination methods, pests, diseases, physiological disorders etc is exhibited. A special attraction in the display is the collection of over 300 butterflies, moths and insects connected with teak plantations. Animals and plants associated with teak are also displayed here.
Wood samples from trees of different ages from different part of the world are also displayed hereto highlight wood properties. Artifacts/furniture using teak is also displayed in another section, which also explains the practical use of the wood. A library with world literature on teak and a mini auditorium for audio-visual presentations are the other facilities available within the museum.
Established in 1995, the museum is under Kerala Forest Research Institute, which has a sub centre adjacent to the Museum. Mrs Sani Lookose is the Curator here. Bio Resources Nature Park-a live display of our biodiversity-with various thematic section like butterfly park. Fern house, Orchid House etc. attached to the museum is another attraction. The oldest existing teak stands- the world famous ‘Connoly’s Plot’ is near by. The museum is about 2km from Chanthakunnu (the main town of Nilambur) towards Ootty road. Nilambur is 70km from Kozhikode.
Entry fee: 10am to 4.30 pm(Monday Holiday)