Government Museum Ooty

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    Location: near Arts College, Stone House, Stone House Area, Thalayathimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643002, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 3- 4 hours

    As we all know, Ooty is known for its natural beauty and was the most popular tourist spot in India. There is a lot to see at this hill station, but a visit to the Government Museum in Ooty is a must. This museum expands the remarkable collection of various tribal objects. The main attraction of Ooty has always been tribal life, culture, and society. It has served as home to nearly 18 tribes, of which the All tribe stands out.



    Government Museums photo

    The Government Museum displays information and artifacts pertaining to 18 tribes in Ooty. However, the focus is on the Toda tribe, which is credited with having a notable influence on the region. Only 1,100 people of the tribe currently survive and as such, preserving their ancestral heritage has become more important. It is believed that the first human Toda was created along with a buffalo by the goddess Teikirshi and her brother. The first female Toda later emerged from the right rib of the first male Toda. In fact, the tribe arose in the late 18th century when the East India Company annexed the Nilgiris. They have been an integral part of Ooty since their existence.



    Ooty Government Museum was built in 1989 to preserve and promote Ooty culture through exhibits and information. The attraction houses an extensive collection of Udhagamandalam culture, history, tribes, tribal objects, sculptures, paintings, handicrafts, nature, and ecology.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Government Museums night view

    Preserves various artifacts related to tribal culture and various art forms made by tribesmen. For history buffs, the Casa de Piedra (built in 1822) and its museum, which displays some relics, are a great visit. Tea lovers will be very interested in the Tea Museum, which is located near the Dodabetta Tea Factory. The Honey and Bee Museum provides information about bees, tribal collections of bees, and the honey-making process.

    Opening Hours

    Sunday ·         9:30 AM–5 PM
    Monday ·         9:30 AM–5 PM
    Tuesday ·         9:30 AM–5 PM
    Wednesday ·         9:30 AM–5 PM
    Thursday ·         9:30 AM–5 PM
    Friday ·         Closed
    Saturday ·         9:30 AM–5 PM

    Entry & Others Fees

    No Entry Fee

    How to Reach

    By Air: The nearest international airport is Coimbatore International Airport, an approximately 3-hour drive from Ooty.

    By Rail: Fernhill Railway Station is the nearest railway station.

    By Road: Old Post Office bus stop is the nearest bus stop

    Tips for Travellers

    Always keep silent.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: yes

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: yes.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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