A day in the Forest College Museum, popularly known as Gass Forest Museum, always conjures up the images of a rich wildlife exposure. Situated in the forest college campus on the Cowley Brown Road in Coimbatore, this government-owned forest repository is reckoned to be one-of-a-kind museums in India, and thus, exhibits a large exquisite forestry collection. If you are a kind of person who loves nature and wildlife, in that case, this place should be on your bucket list of places to visit in Coimbatore. Being one of the must-visit attractions in Coimbatore, this museum has served as a home to many enthralling artefacts which include, wood crafts, geology, timber and non-timber forest products, arms, entomology, forest engineering, wildlife, and much more that are enough to give you an insight of forest-related information. On entering the museum, savour the sight of an imposing effigy of Indian Gaur. After that, explore the rich collection of various birds like that of, hawks, kingfisher, eagles, egret, cormorant, and many such flying creatures. Not confined to this, the museum is also a home-repository of over 600 timber species including the 458-year old cross section of a teak tree. As you explore further, there you also discover a timber library where a striking range of non-timber forest things are put display such as tars, rubbers, oils, resins, and more. For the people who love entomology, this must-see museum in Coimbatore exhibits a rare assortment of various forest insects. In addition, this fascinating place also houses more than 300 samples of soil formation, minerals, and rocks for tourist to savour their sights and information related to them.
All Days: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Wood Crafts
- Timber and Non-Timber Products
- Animals and more