Lanna Folklife Museum
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Suratrichard
Surat Thani, Thailand1,405 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
There are several interesting museums in Chiang Mai, and the Lanna Folklife museum is probably the best.
It’s certainly, as we experienced, a good wet weather activity, but whatever the weather, it’s definitely worth visiting.
Staff are very helpful and welcoming. Do not rush! Each room contains a wealth of information about the history of Chiang Mai with some very interesting artifacts,photographs and models.
Don’t expect lots of interactive displays but do expect to see how the city developed over the years.
We spent a couple of hours wandering around and, much to our delight, we came across a really interesting little coffee shop and gift shop at the end of our tour.
Highly recommended.
Written July 19, 2022
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tohxinru
Singapore, Singapore1,317 contributions
Jan 2020
The Lanna Folklife Museum was located directly opposite the Three Kings Monument. It cost 90 baht for an adult / 40 baht for a child to enter 1 museum, and 180 baht for an adult / 80 baht for a child for a combined ticket valid for 7 days to enter all 3 museums. There were several galleries with displays focusing on Lanna Buddhism, artwork, and clothes. There were detailed description panels in Thai, English, and Mandarin Chinese. This was by far the most engaging museum among the three. The staff graciously let us stay 15 minutes past the closing time for us to finish touring the museum.
Written January 11, 2020
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Molly T
11 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
As we found ourselves at a little bit of a loss at what to do in Chiang Mai without travelling alot, we decided to visit the Lanna Folklife Museum. We were very pleasantly surprised - for 180baht, access to not only the Folklife Museum but the Historical Centre and Centre for Arts was granted which is amazing value! Fascinating exhibitions and well-organised display which kept us entertained for at least 4hrs and a lovely outside area to reflect on our day. A great day out if you’re in the Old Town Area and some lovely time away from the hustle and bustle of city life :)
Written January 21, 2020
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LoriT2011
Raleigh, North Carolina45 contributions
Dec 2019
This was a great introduction to the people and culture of Chiang Mai. The exhibits were interesting and nicely laid out. The three museum complex are next to each other so I'd suggest buy the group ticket. This was my favorite of the three museums but all were very interesting.
Written January 3, 2020
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Grizzled Nomad
Seattle, WA152 contributions
May 2018
I went with my wife to a few museums that day and by far this was my favorite one. It's by yourself, and no one bothers you. It is laid out well. Lots of ancient Thai weaving exhibits
Written June 15, 2018
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avigail9
Haifa, Israel7,185 contributions
Sep 2014 • Solo
After a few days wondering about local culture, and having found the level of information in the museum opposite hard to digest, this museum was exactly right. The building is beautiful, and the very well presented displays introduce local culture and artifacts with just the right level of explanation, including reconstructions of Buddhist temples and local houses and a marketplace. Everything is airy, artistic and tasteful, and the cafe in the grounds - Cafe de Museum - is really worth visiting - a trendy coffee house with coffee impeccably and artfully served on local pottery. Go for the three museums pass, it's worth it, but if you only have energy for one museum, make it this one.
Written September 10, 2014
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LynetteWillerton
Nottinghamshire, UK27 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
Well, laid out. Plenty of information, but not too much. We were there for about 90 minutes and viewed everything at a gentle pace. Easy to get to. Good value for money.
Written May 10, 2014
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Adipatania
Zurich, Switzerland13 contributions
Sep 2018
Artefacts are nicely presented and the size of the museum is non too big. A lot of local textiles and other handicrafts are on show.
Written November 5, 2018
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Joanna Lane Simm
50 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
It is very well done - lots of insight on Buddhism and the symbolism of items that you see in the temples as well as historical day-to-day life. A good history lesson and well presented and set up with good descriptions in English.

They have guides too who want to practice their English so they are offered for free - worth saying yes as they bring it all to life. If I had had time, I would then go round again to take time to read the information.
Written August 10, 2018
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Reslysten54
Vienna, VA1,927 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
You can buy a combination ticket (180B) for three museums clustered closely together in Chiang Mai; this one and the City Arts & Cultural Center and the Chiang Mai Historical Center. Of those three, the Lanna museum is by far the best organized and presented.

The nicely arranged displays cover sculptures, mural paintings, ceramics and lacquer ware, textiles, music, worship offerings, and more. The textiles were particularly beautiful. Signage is succinct and informative, in Thai and good English.
Written February 18, 2015
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