Bengaluru’s woods museum: A journey from ancient teak to modern woodworking

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Published May 13, 2024 at 2:25pm

    Woods Museum cum Interpretation Centre (WMIC) in Malleshwaram

    Museum showcases the rich history and diverse uses of wood

    Established in January 2012 at the Institute of Wood Science and Technology

Nestled within the greenery of Bengaluru’s Malleswaram lies a hidden gem, the Woods Museum cum Interpretation Centre (WMIC), showcasing the rich history and diverse uses of wood.

Established in January 2012 at the Institute of Wood Science and Technology, this museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of trees and woodworking.

Also read: ‘Vimor Museum of Living Textiles’ in Bengaluru for vintage saris and weaves

From ancient tree specimens dating back centuries to interactive displays highlighting the versatility of wood, the WMIC captivates visitors of all ages. Among its prized possessions are teak cross-sections, some nearly eight centuries old, offering a tangible connection to the past.

The museum boasts a xylarium housing samples from over 300 tree species, serving as a vital resource for researchers and enthusiasts alike. Additionally, its collection of posters educates visitors on everything from the darkest wood in the world to the most heat-producing varieties.

Adjacent to the museum lies the Advanced Woodworking Training Centre, offering courses ranging from a month to a year. Equipped with state-of-the-art machinery, this facility caters to hobbyists, industry professionals, and entrepreneurs eager to delve into the world of woodworking.

While the museum awaits funding for its Interpretation Centre, it remains open on weekdays until 5 pm, inviting all to embark on a journey through the wonders of wood.

Bengaluru’s woods museum: A journey from ancient teak to modern woodworking

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    Woods Museum cum Interpretation Centre (WMIC) in Malleshwaram

    Museum showcases the rich history and diverse uses of wood

    Established in January 2012 at the Institute of Wood Science and Technology

Nestled within the greenery of Bengaluru’s Malleswaram lies a hidden gem, the Woods Museum cum Interpretation Centre (WMIC), showcasing the rich history and diverse uses of wood.

Established in January 2012 at the Institute of Wood Science and Technology, this museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of trees and woodworking.

Also read: ‘Vimor Museum of Living Textiles’ in Bengaluru for vintage saris and weaves

From ancient tree specimens dating back centuries to interactive displays highlighting the versatility of wood, the WMIC captivates visitors of all ages. Among its prized possessions are teak cross-sections, some nearly eight centuries old, offering a tangible connection to the past.

The museum boasts a xylarium housing samples from over 300 tree species, serving as a vital resource for researchers and enthusiasts alike. Additionally, its collection of posters educates visitors on everything from the darkest wood in the world to the most heat-producing varieties.

Adjacent to the museum lies the Advanced Woodworking Training Centre, offering courses ranging from a month to a year. Equipped with state-of-the-art machinery, this facility caters to hobbyists, industry professionals, and entrepreneurs eager to delve into the world of woodworking.

While the museum awaits funding for its Interpretation Centre, it remains open on weekdays until 5 pm, inviting all to embark on a journey through the wonders of wood.

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