Chiang Mai National Museum is the Main regional museum of the north. The fine Arts Department has assigned this Museum to be the Centre of Education and Preservation of Art and Culture of Chiang Mai and Upper Northern Thailand, the Old Lan Na Kingdom. Address: On Superhighway 11. Tel: 053-221-308. Open 9.00 a.m. – 04.00 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Closed on : Monday, Tuesday and National Holidays. Fee: 30 baht MORE
The Hill Tribe Museum A visit to the Tribal Museum is strongly recommended as an introduction to the cultures and practices of the current hill tribes of northern Thailand. This museum serves as an extensive resource center for the tribal cultures,
Address: Ratchamangkla Park, Chotana Road (Hwy 197). Tel: 053-210-872 Open Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. MORE
Dhara Phirom Palace Museum This fantastic old building was originally the home of Princess Dara Rasamee, daughter of the 7th Lord of Chiang Mai, consort of HM King Chulalongkorn (Rama V). She was a key figure in maintaining cordial relations between the Kingdom of Siam and the Kingdom of Lanna. Address: Located in the Mae Rim Border Patrol Camp in Mae Rim. Tel: 053-299 175. Open daily except Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission 20 baht. MORE
Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders The museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery and learning about the natural world. Investigate our specimens as part of the record of life on earth, and learn about the earth from the perspective of the vast, geologic time-scales of these specimens. Open daily from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. but best to make an appointment ahead of time Address: 72 Nimmanhemin Road, Soi 13 Tel: 053-211-891. Fee: 300 Baht for adults MORE
Chiang Mai Numismatic Museum (aka The Coin Museum) This museum features a fascinating exhibition of antique Thai coins, insignia of rank, and other artifacts from private collections. Address: 52 Ratchadamnoen Road. Tel: 053-22 4237/8. Open Mondays to Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wat Gate Museum This temple features an eclectic collection of artifacts. One of the most interesting art objects is an old Siamese 'White Elephant' flag. There is also a collection of old phonographs going back more than 100 years to the era of teak wallahs in Chiang Mai. Located on Wat Ket Road off of Kaew Nawarat Road. Open daily from 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Admission is free.
Chiang Mai City Arts Bldg After you watch the interesting English-subtitled orientation video about Chiang Mai and northern Thailand. Then you can wander around rooms documenting the region's history and culture. Location : Prapokklao Rd., T.Sriphum, A.Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 Open 8:30AM-5PM except Mondays. Admission is 90 baht. +66 53-217793 Tel : 0-5321-7793, 0-5321-9833 Fax : 0-5321-9833
Chiang Mai University Art Museum features rotating exhibits from students, lecturers and visiting artists. Always something unique and interesting to be found here located on Nimmanhaemin Road, just before the Suthep intersection Tel: 053-944-833. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 9a.m.- 5p.m. Admission is free.
Chiang Mai Air Museum Standing close to Chiang Mai Airport, the city's Air Museum is often overlooked and worth searching out. Containing a rather unexpected collection of WWII planes and related paraphernalia, visitors to the museum are able to climb into a number of the actual planes. The curators are always on hand to answer your questions and film screenings provide further information about the planes if required. Location: Air Force Base 41 Telephone: 053 202 617 Open: 09:00-16:30 (Mon to Fri); : Admission is Free
Museum of Dolls A curious collection of Asian dolls Location: 187/2 Moo 9, Makamluang Road, Sanpatong (Hang Dong-Sarapee Road, Baan Tawai district), Telephone: (053) 837 229 Open: 08:00-17:00; Entry: free; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. MORE
SIAM INSECT-ZOO & MUSEUM. Live insect breeding Enjoy seeing and learning with your own eyes, alive beetles. Walk through Siam Insect Zoo's butterfly house, learning garden to discover more on the living world of insects.: 23/4 Moo 1 Mearam, Mae Rim - Samoeng Road, Nam Tok Mae Sa Soi 6 50180 Mae Rim Telephone: (0)89 184 84 75 |(0)89 755 08 49 . MORE
Bank of Thailand Museum At the Bank of Thailand Museum, northern region office, there is now a center of information for both coinage and Tai textiles which is open to the public for the purpose of displaying the value of Thai heritage. Chotana Road, Muang district, Chiang Mai Province. Tel. 0-5393-1182/3 Fax. 0-5322-4168 For more info: CLICK HERE