This museum has on display hand-made boats. Included in the collection are more than 100 models delicately made by hand. They range from Thai and Chinese junks to other traditional Thai boats and ocean liners. Among the most impressive items in the collection are models of Thailand's famous Royal Barges. As some of them are rarely seen nowadays, the museum is considered a must-visit.
The museum is composed of several areas. The lower floor of the first building exhibits traditional wooden Siamese boats of various kinds, made of different wood such as Mai Sak (teak wood) and Mai Takhian (iron malabar wood), used for different purposes. Some boats are more than 100 years old. We find here examples of
"rua mo", "rua mad", "rua chala", "rua sampan", "rua pong", "rua phai ma", etc.
The lower floor of the second building houses the workshop and a beautiful collection of boat and ship miniatures. Here you can admire exquisite miniatures of the royal barges:
Suphannahong, Anantanakharat and other Krabi boats, all made by Mr. Paithun. The dozens of scale models are really impressive.
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
08:00 to 17:00
12 Moo 1 Soi 8, Bang Ian Rd., Pratu Chai, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya 13000 Thailand
- Contact name
- Phone number
+66 (0) 3524 1195 (08:00 - 17:00)
- Mobile number
+66 (0) 3524 2839