Tribal Museum of Chiang Mai
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm
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Chiang Mai is home to a bunch of brilliant museums, from the quirky to the historical and everything in between. Learn more about northern Thailand’s intriguing culture, interact with the world around you or take a walk down memory lane, there is something for everyone! We’ve compiled a list of the best museums to check out while you are in Chiang Mai.
Located in the heart of the old city by the Three Kings Monument is the Chiang Mai Arts and Cultural Center. This museum is dedicated to preserving (and educating people about) the history and culture of Chiang Mai. Learn about local lifestyles, agricultural practices, hill tribe people or venture to the section dedicated to regional beliefs and Buddhism.
Opening Hours: Open daily from 8.30 am to 5 pm
For historians and plane enthusiasts, the Chiang Mai Airforce Museum is a real treat. On display is a rare collection of airplanes from World War II. You’ll be able to hop into the planes and learn insightful information about the history of each individual plane.
Opening Hours: By arrangement.
Air Force Base 41, Su Thep, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 53 202 617
Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum is a new, modern and extremely sophisticated addition to the Chiang Mai’s burgeoning art scene. The mirror walled entrance is the highlight of its architectural design. Maiiam has permanent collections, temporary exhibitions, live performance areas, a gift shop and more!
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Monday 10 am to 6 pm.
This museum provides an informative and fascinating insight into the life of Dara Rassamee, a consort of King Chulalonghorn (Rama V) and the half-sister of the Prince of Lanna of that time. Dara Rassamee lived over 100 years ago and was highly influential in uniting the Kingdoms of Lanna and Siam. She also dedicated much of her time to preserving art, antiques, furniture, photographs, and clothing from Lanna culture. At the museum, located in her former home, you can see much of her collection on display.
Opening Hours: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm.Dara Phirom Museum, Rim Tai, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 53 299 175