Right opposite to the VOC Zoo & Park, and in the Nehru stadium complex, the Government Museum is located among the shops. Its quite small and hence I had almost missed it, when I went to the VOC Park earlier.
The museum has a collection of old coins from various countries, articles made using wood and bamboo used by the tribals, zoological specimen, and various articles made and used by people who had lived in and around Coimbatore region. It also has a section on how the characters (Script) used in Tamil Language evolved over the centuries.
These are some of the palm leaf manuscripts used by the people to record (write) important events and things, before the invention of books and printing press. The knife like instrument which you see on the extreme left hand side is used to write on them.
There is a separate section for ancient sculptures made in this region, and there is even a stone carved dinosaur in this section! Apart from this, there is a display of books published by the Museum department staff on various topics like – various musical instruments used over the years, various botanical plant species, etc.
Bharathi park, is a small park near the Avinashilingam University campus, near Mettupalayam road in Coimbatore. Its a normal park, being renovated now, and is fine for a morning or evening walk. I have published some photos that I took there, below.
The last picture contains the painting of Bharathiar, a famous poet in Tamil Nadu. This park is named after him.