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5 Unusual Museums in Kerala You Should Try!

Written By: Akshatha Vinayak

Museums are omnipresent; almost all cities have museums but mainly related to art, history and science. Not all would like to visit museums unless they are interested in the subject. However, it is exciting to travel in an off-beaten track to visit some unique museums. Here are a few unusual museums you should visit in Kerala!

These quirky places have a unique concept that keeps you engaged. Kerala is not just about hill stations and beaches; there are much more things to explore in this beautiful state.

Surely, these unusual museums are some of the fascinating tourist places in Kerala!

Tea Museum - Munnar

Tea Lovers can have a gala time at the Tea Museum in Munnar. Which place better than Munnar can have a Tea Museum in Kerala? The gallery takes you down the memory lane of Munnar Tea Estates. A collection of photographs and old machinery of Tea Industry can be seen here. Tourists can look around and learn about the manufacturing of black tea too!

Tea Museum

Tea Museum
Photo Courtesy: Jean-Pierre Dalbera

Soil Museum Trivandrum

Can we ever survive without soil? It is through soil that we get food and survive. Kerala Soil Museum is one impressive archive which has a collection of various types of soils. It is situated in the Central Soil Analytical Laboratory Campus at Parattukonam in Trivandrum. In fact, it is also one of the world's largest Soil Museum and the first of its kind in India.

Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum - Thrissur

Ayurveda is one of the ancient systems of medicine in the world. Kerala is well-known for Ayurvedic Centres. Vaidyaratnam Ayurvedic Museum is dedicated to this ancient science which promotes the harmony of humankind and nature. An audio-visual tour in the museum will introduce people to the origin and history of Ayurveda. It has a photo gallery, sculptures, 'Acharya Mandapam' (dedicated to the pioneers of Ayurveda), nursery with several medicinal plants, library and so on. When you travel to Thrissur, don't miss out on this unique museum.

Ayurveda Museum

Interior View of Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum
Photo Courtesy: Kerala Tourism


Teak Wood Museum - Nilambur

Nilambur is one of the lesser known tourist places in Kerala. It is famous for the Teak forests and the world's first Teak Wood Museum. This museum gives us information about teak plantations, Kannimara Teak (oldest teak found in Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary) and also gives information about the history of teak wood.

Teak Wood Museum

Teak Wood Museum
Photo Courtesy: Kerala Tourism

Water Museum - Calicut (Kozhikode)

Water Museum is surely a quirky one in Kozhikode. Water Museum and Biopark preserves the history of water management systems in Kerala. It also has information on wetland vegetations and more. This unique archive is worth a visit!

These are one of the best and interesting places to explore in Kerala tourism. Explore, learn and travel!

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