This private museum belongs to Maestro Phaithun Khaomala and was established in A.D. 1994 with the love and strong bond that Maestro Phaithun has for the waterborne life. Maestro Phaithun used to be a lecturer teaching the subjects of designing, drawing and making of boats throughout his career life while he worked as a state official at the Boat Builder School (the current Ayutthaya Ship Boatbuilding Industrial and Technology College) until his retirement. Maestro Phaithun and his family spent the pension and money from the sale of the family’s land in Pathum Thani Province in order to build this museum.
At this museum, visitors can see various types of old boats, some of which are hundred years old and almost all of which can still be functional. In addition, visitors can see an exhibition about Thai boats, and drawings of boats of different types by Maestro Phaithun.
The exhibition building is a Thai style building built from golden teakwood is the place for the exhibition of the replicas of various types of boats built by Maestro Phaithun, such as Suphannahong (Golden Swan) Royal Barge, Narai Song Suban (Narai God Riding on Garuda) Royal Barge, Anantanakharat (Multi-headed Serpent) Royal Barge and all kinds of local Thai boats. In this building, photography is completely prohibited.
Opening Hours: Everyday from 09:00 to 17:00, except the holidays as announced by the museum, the admission fee is the money in any amount as the visitors wish to donate. An advance appointment is needed.
Location: Ho Ratanachai Road, on the city island, around 400 meters away from Mahathat Temple
Contact InformationL +66-35-241-195