Shembaganur Museum of Natural History

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Shembaganur Museum of Natural History

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Aarthy
Tambaram, India10 contributions
Jan 2022
You can see a variety of bird samples, animal bones, and a very huge collection of coins. More of a butterfly and bird enthusiast place
Written 1 February 2022
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Arun K
Nagpur District, India2,870 contributions
Feb 2020
History lovers can have a great time visiting the Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, one of the famous tourist attractions in Kodaikanal. Founded in late eighteenth century, the museum has good collection on biological, wild-life, botanical subjects. Other highlights of this wonderful place are the display of the growth of the human baby inside a womb alongside archaeological treasure and collection of coins.
The artifacts belonging to the Palayiar tribes ( whose descendants continue to reside in the hill station ) are also on display.
The taxidermy collection of over 500 species of wild insects, birds, animals is a major attraction of the museum.
Overall, it is one of the must-go places
Written 3 May 2020
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NanjilsRobin
Marthandam, India74 contributions
Mar 2020
Its indeed a must visit place near Kodaikkanal. There is a good collection of different specie of birds, animals, reptiles and insects. The museum is well maintained and the entrance fee is very small amount. The curator is a very knowledgeable person. The very campus of the museum is a historic place.
Written 12 March 2020
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Milind Kshirsagar
Nagpur, India130 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
A small but we'll maintained and informative museum. A lot of taxidermy stuffs, Butterflies and coins.
Written 7 January 2020
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Arun S
Coimbatore, India140 contributions
Dec 2019
This museum is a small one exhibiting various stuffed animals like birds, snakes, insects, mammals etc. It also exhibits local artifacts. Lots of information about the local bio sphere is available here. Entry fee Rs 20 for adults and Rs 10 for children below 10 years.
Written 12 December 2019
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kartik1402
Mumbai, India342 contributions
May 2019
This is managed by Sacred Heart College. It’s slightly out of the main city area. The museum also feels like a science lab as it houses a large collection of preserved animal samples. It should take around 30-45 minutes to visit the place. Must visit for kids and those who are interested in nature preservation
Written 30 August 2019
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Gopinath
Chennai (Madras), India167 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
Must visit for all kids and interested adults.
This place is filled with passion of a biologist . Has vast collection of skeletons and remnants of most fauna and floura of Western ghats
Written 21 December 2018
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nitsj76
1,039 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
There is quite a decent collection of preserved animals and birds in this museum besides artecrafts and items belonging to the local tribal populace of the past.

Found it to more informative and engaging than the other wax
Museum in the hill station
Written 28 November 2018
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xlne
Singapore, Singapore636 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
A small museum where the visitor experience begins with the somewhat respectable animal taxidermy, then slowly advance into the anything-goes territory of common coins and Christian memorabilia. Of course, your mundane browsing experience might be punctuated by macabre instances of dead fetus in jars but, much like life, you should always expect the unexpected from the Shembaganur Museum of Natural History.
Written 21 November 2018
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kapurash
Mumbai1,234 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
This museum has preserved animals birds and snakes in glass boxes which are there for everyone to see.

Makes for an interesting trip especially for children when visiting Kodaikanal
Written 25 October 2018
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