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Government Museum, Ooty

The Government Museum is a tourist attraction in Ooty where the tribal history and cultural background of the indigenous people are carefully documented, preserved and displayed. This place is very likely to awaken the history buff in you, and you can educate as well as entertain yourself by exploring the history and culture of the land.

The Government Museum in Ooty, situated on the Ooty-Mysore Road, gives a peek into the culture and ancient heritage of the tribes of Ooty. The Museum is also known as the Stone house or the Kal bungalow by the locals.

The ecological facts about the district, taxidermy artefacts, the arts and crafts of Tamil Nadu are displayed here. There are separate rooms dedicated to geological items, musical instruments and ancient statues. There is an impressive collection of tribal objects that gives a glimpse of the culture and society of the tribes of Ooty. Ooty is home to almost 18 tribes – the Toda tribe being the most popular. The Toda tribe is a pastoral community. An extensive collection of the craft, sculptures, houses, jewellery, clothing style and farming implements used by the tribespeople are displayed here along with the ecological details of the region.

The Museum is open on all days except Fridays and second Saturdays. 


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