The foundation of the Nakhon Si Thammarat National Museum started when one of the departments of the Fine Arts Department, which is responsible of taking care of the ancient remains in the northern south area, restored the chedi in Amphur Muang, Nakorn Si Thammarat in year 1964. During the period 1966-1967, the department received many ancient remains but have no place to keep including the ancient remains that were excavated at Nakorn Si Thammarat, Choomporn, Suratthani, Ranong, Pang-nga, Krabi and Phuket.
On 26th August 1974, the King and the Royal family proceeded here and performed an opening ceremony here. It is the 6th National Museum that the Royal family performed the opening ceremony. This national museum is in the ancient arts type. The Narkorn Si Thammarat National Museum used to be located in the area of Wat Suan Luang which is a deserted temple, where the Wat Suan Luang Temple of the present is located.
It is located at Tambol Nai Muang, Amphur Muang, Nakorn Si Thammarat, 1 kilometer away from Wat Phramahatad Viharn. It is opened daily from Wednesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nakhon Si Thammarat National Museum
Location: Ratchadamnoen Road; Nai Mueang, Mueang Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nakhon Si Thammarat 80000 Thailand