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.