City Twinning : Coimbatore, India – Esslingen, Germany

Esslingen Coimbatore Association (Esscom) is found under the Societies Act, 1975 to facilitate the twinning between both the cities and was found in Nov 2008.


Coimbatore has been a vanguard in the preservation of art, culture, tradition, religion and heritage. Museums give us a glimpse into bygone eras involving science, arts, and textile industries. Gedee car museum is a privately run museum with special focus on vintage cars across the world. G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition is a must visit museum for technocrats and tech researchers. The museum has an enviable collection of interesting inventions in the field of electronics, mechanical, and agriculture.

Gass Forest Museum is a government run natural history museum. The museum has a history of its own. It was established, renovated, closed and then used as shelters for World War II and after independence, came under the aegis of Government of Tamil Nadu.

The Forest College Museum showcases numerous forestry materials and living organisms like minerals, rocks, snakes, and pests. Bones and corpses of rare species and its preservation are topics of great interest for avid archeologists.

The Regional Science Centre developed by the National Council of State Museums and run by the Government attracts visitors through ‘Hall of Textile’, ‘How Things Work’ and ‘Fun Science’ which includes 3D film show facility, Planetarium, Science Demonstration Corner, Children’s Activity Corner, Library, Telescope for sky observation and others.

Government-run Ancient Industrial Artifacts Museum has a collection of old coins from various countries, wood and bamboo made articles, palm leaf manuscripts, burial earthen pots and ancient sculptures.

Kasthuri Srinivasan Trust Textile Museum has preserved for posterity, the evolution of the textile industry in India. The museum has been instrumental in the preservation of art and culture. The aesthetically designed art gallery exhibits artwork by both established as well as upcoming artists.

Marian International Museum exhibits statues, images, videos, history and prayers of Mother Mary around the world. The museum portrays Mother Mary in many forms and personalities as observed across the world.