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Teak Museum

Nilambur Teak Plantation in 1917

Teak Museum is located 4 km from Nilambur, a town in the Malappuram district of Kerala, south India. Teak occurs naturally in India with the main teak forests found in Kerala.[1]

The museum, a two storey 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.[2]

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.[3]

Location

Teak flowers

The nearest railway station is in Nilambur, about 3 km from the Teak Museum. The nearest airport is Karipur International Airport, about 36 km from Malappuram.[4]

Notes

  1. ^ "Teak Museum". Kerala Forest Research Institute. Archived from the original on 2006-09-28. Retrieved 2006-10-13. 
  2. ^ "Nilambur(Forest area) - Teak Museum". Malappuram.net. Retrieved 2006-10-13. 
  3. ^ Museums of Kerala - Teak Museum, Nilambur, Indiatourism.com 
  4. ^ "Teak Museum,Nilambur". Keralatourism.org. Retrieved 2006-10-13. 

External links

  • Kerala Forest Research Institute - Teak Museum - includes photos
  • Teak Museum and plantation - photos


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