Gass forest museum

 

Overview

Gass forest museum is at located at Cowley Brown Road,Museum is a government run natural history museum situated at Coimbatore. Museum  is one of the oldest buildings in coimbatore and it is over 100 years old, in a way the museum building itself is an heritage site. Museum is within Forest college campus grounds and it feels like a mini forest within the city.The museum is situated in the Forest College Campus, situated on Cowley Brown Road in the heart of Coimbatore city. The campus also houses other institutions like the Tamil Nadu Forest Academy the Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Central Academy for State Forest Service and other offices of the Tamil Nadu Forest Department.
 Apart from wildlife the exhibits include Arms used in olden days, wood crafts, huge collection of insects, cultural artifacts and many more. what really attracts people who wouldn't not know anything about Geology, Mycology, entomology or any other logies is the Preserved and stuffed animals, birds and reptiles.When you enter museum a lifelike stuffed Wild Gaur welcomes you with a Sloth bear and deer next to it. Stuffed Leopard, peacock, brahmini kite and other stuffed birds, Preserved baby elephant and elephant fetus, elephant skeletons are great attractions, especially for kids. And for those who are interested/experts in Insects or timber this place would be a treat.
Toward the end of the 19th century, an aborted attempt was made by J. A. Gamble, the conservator of forests of Madras Presidency to establish a forest museum in the province. A few years later in 1902, Gamble's successor as Conservator of Forests, Horace Arichibald Gass, succeeded in establishing a museum for forestry. It was opened to the public 15 April 1902 by Baron Ampthill, the then Governor of Madras. When Gass, the first curator, retired in 1905, his successor F. A. Lodge renamed the museum in his honor. It was expanded in 1905 and 1915. In 1912, the Madras Forestry College  was established in the museum grounds to train foresters.
 
 
 

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Coimbatore
Location
Coimbatore
Address
Gass Forest Museum, RS Puram, Coimbatore Tamil Nadu, Pin-641002.
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Nearest Bus Terminal
Gass Forest Museum
Nearest Railway Station
Coimbatore Jn (CBE)
Nearest Airport
Coimbatore International Airport
IN
latitude : 11.029999730 longitude :77.043403630
Corporation : Coimbatore
GPS Code : VOCB
Open Year
15 April 1902
Dedicated To
Baron Ampthill
Visiting Hours
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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