Gass Forest Museum
Gass Forest Museum
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PTAMom2010
Cupertino, CA79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Amazing collection of local natural history.- wood samples of the native trees, taxidermy, weapons, seeds and fungi samples. It is wonderful that Mr Gass pushed to have this wonderful collection documenting the India ecosystem. It is unfortunate that many of the pieces are so old and have lost their color. The documentation is lacking on so many of the exhibits,nevertheless it is a wonderful collection. The price at the time of our visit was 200inr for foreigners ⁸while the local price was 40 inr, but this seems to be standard practice. It is small and we were done in less than an hour and I tend to linger in museums. It is essential one largish space with a second floor perimeter display space.
Written May 6, 2024
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Subashchandhar
Dallas, TX10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Family
Gass forest museum is at located at Cowley Brown Road, It 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. 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 (bison) 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.
Written November 26, 2013
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Marshall Gass
Auckland, New Zealand13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Business
My Great Grandfather founded this Museum. I was recognised at the door. Maybe his spirit hovers about me? I dont know.. Much improvement on this visit
Written March 30, 2019
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viji r
coimbatore37 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
went last week with kids, nothing there other than some old photos, some seeds from nilgiris, some old preserved animals. for that entry ticket adult 10 kids 5. not at all worth. dont waste your time
Written April 15, 2014
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Arun S
Coimbatore, India140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
Working Hours: 9AM to 1PM and 2PM to 5PM
CLOSED on Saturday, Sunday and Central Government Holidays

ENTRY FEE (as on Nov 2017)
Adult(above 18) Rs 20
Children (2-18 years) Rs 10

The Gass Forest Musuem was established in 1902. It was renovated in 2014. It houses over 4000 exhibits in categories like wildlife, botany, timber,geology,ethnology,mycology,entomology and wood crafts. It is a must visit for a nature enthusiast but others may not enjoy. Good for educating children on the biodiversity of our country. The musuem is situated inside the forest college campus.One to two hours can be spent here. The musueum is surrounded by lawns which has benches for sitting. Abundant peacocks roam freely.
Written November 15, 2017
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Prem_Ravindranath
Sydney, Australia58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
Had been wanting to go this museum for longtime now... Twice when I'd planned it turned out to be holidays for the museum.. The museum follows Central govt. Holiday Schedule. We were amazed with so many collections n to be very precise 99 percent is from Mr. Gass who founded it in a small room approxly initially a century back ashtonishing.. it's one of the oldest museums in India n probably the best... It has a varied collections of Flora n fauna... If you really wanna learn new n be amazed do visit this great place..
Written April 8, 2018
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Laxmish A
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Family
Great learning experience. A must for every tourist. Best time to be with the nature. Travel to this place is also not so cumbersome. Good facilities and very polite and groomed staff.
Written March 13, 2014
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srinivasen
Coimbatore, India110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
Gass Museum is an exclusive museum for forest. An old colonial building is housing this unique forest museum. Established during British era has a huge collection of articles related to south Indian forests. It is one among the old Indian museums. It is unpopular and lesser known museum in coimbatore town. But it is worth taking our children to this museum as it highly informative on natural history.
Written June 26, 2018
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wjw2018
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa634 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
I wanted to see as many sights in Coimbatore as was possible in my short visit, and I spotted this place on the map so decided to head there and take a look with a friend of mine on his scooter. It's located on an educational campus so you are signed in at the gate, and from there you can follow the signs to where this place is. The building itself is historical and beautiful in its own right, but when you step inside it's like stepping back in time! The museum curator met us inside and I was a little disappointed to see how much more, as a foreigner, I was going to have to pay compared to my local friend, however we managed to organise something so that everyone was happy. We got a talk by the lady at the entrance desk about the place and it was informative and enlightening. Afterwards we wandered around the displays, each of which were in wooden cabinets with lights you could operate at the side of each one to illuminate the exhibits. They have all kinds of animals and birds there, as you'd expect from a natural history museum. There are displays of insects, different woods, seeds and crafts, all beautifully displayed and immaculately maintained. The view from the upper level looking down over the ground floor is architecturally stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed wandering through this incredible little museum, and would highly recommend it to others who have an interest in nature, history and architecture. I think Horace Archibald Gass from the British forestry commission who founded this place did a sterling job!
Opening hours are 9am to 1pm, and 2pm to 5pm Mondays to Fridays, the museum phone number for arranging school tours is 04222450307, and entry fees are 40 Rs per adult and 20 Rs per child, with a significantly higher entry fee of around Rs200 for foreigners, as is the case in most Indian tourist spots unfortunately.
Written June 3, 2019
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muralidaran S
Salem, India16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Surprisingly sprawling campus with lots of trees right in the middle of the city.
The place has rich collection of taxidermy mounts of animals collected by British / Early indian forest dept.
Nominal fee of INR 40 collected for Indian nationals.
No extra charge for Photography.
This museum stands today only because of relentless efforts of a British officer H.A. Gass after whom the museum has been named.
Apart from animal stuffings, the museum also has lot of wood specimens of various tree species.
Good to carry your own water bottle/ Food as there are no shops near by.
It will ideally take 2 to 3 hrs to completely take a look at all the items kept there at a leisurely pace.
Perfect place for taking your kids out on a holiday.
Written May 1, 2019
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