Famous Museums in Chiang Rai

The museums in Chiang Rai give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Chiang Rai with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Chiang Rai. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Chiang Rai.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Chiang Rai.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Chiang Rai:

  1. Hill Tribe Museum And Education Center

    Art And Culture, Arts And Crafts, Specialty Shop, Specialty Museum

    Hill tribe Museum and Education Centre is run by a nonprofit organization called the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) with the intention of showcasing the culture of hill tribes in Thailand. This centre exhibits local crafts, all of which are for sale, and also provides information through slideshows (in a number of languages, including English) and anthropological display...Read more
  2. Oub Kham Museum

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    Oub Kham Museum

    Specialty Museum

    Visit the Oub Kham Museum that exhibits thousands of rare Lanna items, as well as the artefacts of the Tai people from neighbouring countries. This museum was conceptualized by a retired teacher Julasak Suriyachai. The museum has been named as Oub Kham Museum, derived from a northern term referring to a golden serving bowl used by the royal family during the Lanna period, which lasted from the ...Read more
  3. House Of Opium

    Museum, Park, View Point

    If you are visiting the famous area of Golden Triangle that sees the intersection of borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos, then visit it’s House of Opium, a museum dedicated to the opium trade. Despite being a dark tale, the history of opium is fascinating and The House of Opium’s exhibition has been designed to make a big impact on all visitors. Put together by historians and mult...Read more
  4. Chiangsaen National Museum

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    Chiangsaen National Museum

    Museum, Specialty Museum, Sculpture

    Established in 1957, this museum offers a profound preview of the past of Chiang Saen town. The Museum features displays of excavated artefacts and ancient sculptures with inscriptions, locally made Chiang Saen-style Buddha images and Lanna Thai artifacts. Its exhibit can be divided into 3 sections: First Section: The location and history of settlement at Chiang Saen, Stucco from Wat Pa Sak, La...Read more
  5. Hill Tribe Museum

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    Hill Tribe Museum


    The hill tribe museum is managed and run by the Population & Community Development Association (PDA). They help the people in the villages not only to come together as a community but also to make them self-sustainable. They’ve set up many handicrafts and textiles making groups among the villages that today their work are in display in museums and can be bought from the shops there. T...Read more
  6. Black House

    Art And Culture, Temple, Museum, Sculpture

    Although named as a temple, this structure is actually a contemporary monument that holds an exhibition of works by Thai artist Thawan Duchanee. The area surrounding the temple has nearly 40 small black houses made of wood, glass, brick, concrete and clay in different styles. And each house is decorated with artistic elements made by Thawan, including paintings, sculptures, animal bones, horns,...Read more
  7. Mae Fah Luang Art And Culture Park

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Temple, Museum

    A place which combines a park, a museum and a temple, Mae Fung Luang has it all. It was once a school for village youths and minorities which helped them sustain their livelihood and practise their traditional crafts and skills. Although the school got closed, the museum still houses all their works. It is also the museum which houses the biggest collection of artefacts from the Lanna era. Ther...Read more