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Shembaganur Museum of Natural History

5 Km From Kodaikanal Lake | 6 Km From Bus Stand, Kodaikanal, India
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5 Km From Kodaikanal Lake | 6 Km From Bus Stand, Kodaikanal, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum houses the collection of a single missionary who spent years in this place spreading the message of God. Their butterfly collection is worth looking at. It is not obvious how he could collect whale heads so far from the Sea.

Thank wallacejain
Reviewed 6 October 2017

The name Natural History Museum sounded so grand, but in reality its disappointed. I expected, from the name, that there will be objects, items displayed explaining the evolution and naturala history. But there was no effort of that sort - it was a collection of...More

Thank VikranthVasireddy
Reviewed 26 September 2017

One can't call the place as scientifically exhibited but one can be overcome with quantum and quality of the exhibits. Beautifully maintained and preserved the place is unique. Surely a must visit

Thank jacobt517
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Wow!!!!! Very tiny museum with a lot to offer!!! Tucked away from the main road on the way down from Kodaikanal towards the Silver Cascade Falls, this nice place is not all that frequented by many tourists, I believe. Because, this was one attraction that...More

1  Thank SandyWest
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Not a must do, but you can visit it if you have spare time. Please note that this place close at 6 PM, so reach before that

1  Thank Sumitkumar_13
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This Museum houses an Orchidarium which has a collection of around 300 species of exotic and Indigenous orchids.The museum also preserves fossils along with wide varieties of flora and fauna.

1  Thank khan25kareena
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Someone who has interest in biology would like the place. It has so many old fossilized animals. Around 6 kms from main city, if you are coming through your vehicle while coming to the city through kodai road side or dindigul side, one can visit...More

1  Thank NitishVars
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Also known as the 'Sacred Heart Science Museum' this is a must see, an eclectic collection of taxidermy animals, curiosities, skeletons, birds, and artifacts in one small building. A bit confronting at times, but well worth it. In particular the display of human embryos at...More

1  Thank MushnKit
Reviewed 5 June 2017

You can buy all the local stuffs from here. Good organized by category and easy to identify and purchase the required ones.

Thank grajesh
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The museum has a good collection of samples of fossilized butterflies, birds, reptiles, currencies of a lot of countries, rocks and even the different stages of the growth of human baby inside the womb in different glass jars. Although it is little far from main...More

Thank sunandaladia
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