Ratchaburi National Museum

Ratchaburi National Museum

An excellent museum

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This interesting, 1988-opened museum is housed in what was originally the large pink town hall, built in 1922.
Travelfish says:

Definitely worth visiting if you are in town, the museum has quite a comprehensive collection of artefacts and displays detailing the history of Ratchaburi, from the stone age through to modern days.

Unusually, just about all the exhibits are captioned in English that actually makes sense, really adding to the value of the museum for non-Thais. The section dedicated to dragon jars (the large ceramic pots that you see all over Thailand) is particularly interesting.

The museum also contains a collection of handicrafts and other goods produced locally and a small shop on site has a handful of books and tourist trinkets for sale.

You’ll find the museum is at the western end of Ratchaburi near the river, a short walk from the centre of town.

Contact details for Ratchaburi National Museum

Address: By the river on Woradet Rd, Ratchaburi
T: (032) 32 1513;  
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º49'4.08" E, 13º32'28.32" N
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Admission: Admission is 20 baht for Thais and 100 baht for foreigners.

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Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.

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