The Teak Museum, situated at a distance of 4 km from Nilambur town, is a double storied building containing exhaustive information on teak trees. Built in 1995 inside the Kerala Forest Research Institute campus, this museum is the only one of its kind in India.
The Museum with its astonishing wealth of information attracts thousands of tourists and nature enthusiasts. The intricate root system of an old teak tree, displayed at the entrance of the museum, is a spectacular sight no visitor would want to miss. The noteworthy collections preserved in The Teak Museum include translites of Kannimara Teak, a colossal teak tree from Conolly's Plot, a wooden made model of the ancient marine vessel named Uru and teak poles of different sizes.
The huge stump of a very old teak tree (over 480 years old) is elegantly displayed inside the museum. The museum has other attractions such as a collection of butterflies and moths, paintings depicting tree felling, photographs and traditional tools used for harvesting. The museum is open to visitors on all days except Monday from 10 AM to 4.30 PM.