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I was the only foreign visitor here. It's quite an interesting and quirky collection and I enjoyed... read more

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This is a hidden gem. Don’t just stay one night on your way to or from Sukhothai - stay to see this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The Museum was founded by Sgt Maj Thawee, it comprises three buidings of fascinating memorobilia collected by the Sgt Major Thawee. Opposite the Museum is a foundary where they make Bronze Buddha Images. The entry fee for the museum is fifty baht...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
26/138 Wisukasat Road, Phitsanulok 65000, Thailand
+66 55 212 749
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was the only foreign visitor here. It's quite an interesting and quirky collection and I enjoyed it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Camdu1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem. Don’t just stay one night on your way to or from Sukhothai - stay to see this little museum! Then you will also have time to visit the wats around town and the small “Buddha-workshop” close to the museum. Sgt.Maj....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank abiansrama
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

...about this place is it is exceptionally well maintained and clean. Usually private collections turned into small tourist museums are not. Every display seems to have a well written English description as well. One can spend some time here and learn a lot about a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank scottofhawaii
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The Thawee Folk Museum is deceptively good, and covers so many aspects of local life in and around the region. A really dedicated collection by Sgt, Major Thawee, funded from his own resources, spans many eras with some remarkable exhibits, covering several rooms, upstairs and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank flyingdoc1
Reviewed 8 March 2018

This museum is set up to to show you various aspects of typical Thai life in the past. Interestingly laid out with lots of nik naks and information cards. Across the road there is the foundry where they produce replicas of the Buddha for various...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SteveS1970
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting museum located across the tracks from Phitsanulok’s city center. It is a 20+ minute walk to the museum from the train station. The museum compound is comprised of five traditional Thai structures, each one housing the massive collection of tools, photographs,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I will say first it really depends on what your into, I work as a carpenter and artisan so this quirky little museum was right up my street what they are attempting to do is archive the past traditions, lifestyles and crafts which are unfortunately...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Phil M
Reviewed 12 January 2018

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Date of experience: February 2017
Thank SurachedC
Reviewed 31 December 2017

This was one of the highlights of our time in Phitsanulok. A very interesting and diverse collection of things from the last 100 years in Thailand. Not crowded, peaceful grounds, clear English and Thai descriptions of all the items.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank rich_betsy
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Phitsanoluk has so much more to offer than I expected and this was a great stop to learn more about local culture in a friendly, quiet environment. Well worth the stop. Indoors in the hot weather too!

Date of experience: December 2017
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