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Sgt. Maj. Thawee Folk Museum

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Address: 29/21 Wisukasat Road, Phitsanulok, Thailand
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The Museum was founded by Sgt Maj Thawee, it comprises three buidings of...

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 for everyone and to inspect the factory there is no charge. The Sgt Major has made several Buddha Images and other statues around Phitsanulok. The City also houses a famous Buddha Image in Wat Yai and a fabulous coffee shop called "Coffee and More".

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An interesting museum; a quite and relaxing place to pass an hour or two.

Touring Wat Yai and the many temples and shrines located in the immediate area will easily keep visitors busy all morning. In the afternoon catch a tuk-tuk to the Sergeant Major... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Touring Wat Yai and the many temples and shrines located in the immediate area will easily keep visitors busy all morning. In the afternoon catch a tuk-tuk to the Sergeant Major Thawee Folk Museum. The museum contains a large number of antiques, collectibles and photographs which the Sergeant Major accumulated over a period of thirty years. Visitors will also see... More 

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I loved it. The collection of Sgt. Thawee is staggering. The collection is spread in a one 1-storey building which also has a collection of fresh water fish (mostly Thai fish) which may be fun for kids. I liked it as well mind you. Two other ancient 2-storey wooden buildings hold the bulk of the collection. There are just too... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice museum fantastic collection of Thai culture well organized. Information have Thai and English. Lovely garden nice to walking around see a lot of local historical very interesting. Thank you to Sgt. Maj. Thawee for an amazing museum. We had an awesome day at the museum in Phitsanulok Thailand 🇹🇭

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Thank Pranee T
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Nice small museum and very reasonable entrance fee. Lots of nice items from Phitsanulok's past which were typical of olden times in other areas of rural Thailand. Items well-labeled and the displays were well-organized.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

A fantastic collection that spans all aspects of Thai culture housed on beautiful grounds in several traditional Thai buildings. The collection includes tools, toys, pictures, ceramics, personal accounts, and much, much more.

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Must-see when you're in the city. Big respect to the owner, who gathered an amazing collection of beautiful objects regarding Thai tradition. Museum is divided into 4 parts, so you can take a break after each, as it's a lot of information to take. Information both in Thai & English, good descriptions of Thai customs. Definitely worth spending a few... More 

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Forget multi million dollars high tech museums, this little museum has the best collection of artefacts and is extremely well presented. There is a huge variety of items all sorted and catalogued. Most of the display have descriptions in Thai and English. This is NOT tacky, roadside pub, rural collection of junk you sometimes see as you travel around the... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

The museum is set in lovely gardens and the exhibits all have English translations, One of the most pleasant museums I have been to in Thailand. Lots of local historical pieces of interest. Sgt Major Thawee was talking with some Thai visitors when I was there.

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Thank Charlie J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

This museum made from person who love to collect everything and fix it.you can smile when you see tools,toys,etc.It is small but is good.you can read detail in english .

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Thank Vivienpp10
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

I thought this museum was excellent; it is well laid out, clean and tidy with information in both Thai and English. The collection is the best I've seen in Thailand with a large variety of displays kept in good condition. I will be actively recommending a visit to all my friends and acquaintances and will certainly return for a further... More 

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