PLACE: Naval Museum (พิพิธภัณฑ์ทหารเรือ)
LOCATION: Just north of the City Hall on Sukhumwit Road, opposite the Naval Academy
GPS Coordinates: 13.609385, 100.595278
OPENING HOURS: Weekdays only. Closed on holidays.
The museum contains information about the naval history which Samut Prakan province played an important part. In the museum grounds are a seaplane, submarine, tanks and various guns. Inside there are many model ships. The highlights include H.T.M.S. Machanu, the first submarine in Thailand, and the first lighthouse in Thailand.
The museum is open Mondays to Fridays, 09.00 to 15.30. Closed public holidays. Call 02-394 1997 for more information. On Children’s Day in January there are special exhibits and shows for the kids in the museum grounds and in the Navy Academy opposite. Admission is free. The museum is on Sukhumwit Road just north of the City Hall. From Bangkok, take air-conditioned buses 511, 508, 525 and 536.
Map for the Naval Museum:
Tourist attractions in this area:
Amphoe Mueang district:
- The Erawan Museum
- Bang Pu Seaside Resort
- Ancient Siam
- Crocodile Farm and Zoo
- Thamma Katanyu Foundation
- Wat Asokaram
- Paknam City Pillar
- Thai Naval Museum
Samut Prakan is divided into six districts: Amphoe Mueang, Amphoe Bang Bo, Amphoe Bang Phli, Amphoe Phra Pradaeng, Amphoe Phra Samut Chedi and Amphoe Bang Sao Thong. Click on the links to see tourist attractions from each of those districts. Or click here to see a Map of Tourist Attractions in Samut Prakan Province.