Saturday, 18 February 2017

Rare Stones Museum in Pathum Thani

Rare Stones Museum in Pathum Thani
พิพิธภัณฑ์หินแปลก

Location of entrance:
14.005103, 100.563966 = 14°00'18.4"N 100°33'50.3"E
The museum used to be in Silom and moved to Pathum Thani in 2008. There are still maps on the internet that show location in Silom (and various other wrong places), and there is still an official road sign in Silom road pointing to the museum.

Address:
29/2 Moo 1 Rangsit - Pathum Thani Road, Ban Klang, Amphoe Mueang Pathum Thani 12000
29/2 ม.1 ถนน รังสิต-ปทุม, ตำบล บ้านกลาง, อำเภอ เมืองปทุมธานี, จังหวัด ปทุมธานี 12000 ประเทศไทย

open every day 9-17, entry adult 60 Baht, child 40

No public transport that I know of. From Rangsit railway station, it is 5.0 km along hwy 346, or from Future Rangsit 6.5 km, in both cases westwards.

Landline zero-two-five-eight-one-four-eight-three-five didn't work when I called, but on 092-564-4561 I got confirmation that the museum is open.


Not a museum in the European sense that there are explanations and you can learn something, rather a collection of oddities mostly without comment.






Upon asking, I learnt that these green, blue and purple obsidian come from Bo Ploi (Kanchanaburi province). I knew only black obsidian before. Most pieces in the exhibition have a price tag.



Beside stones, there are ashtrays, cigarette cards and matchboxes as well:



We spent an hour in the museum, and it was well worth the time and money. 

 
further reading:
https://rarestonemuseum.blogspot.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/rarestonemuseum
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare_Stone_Museum
http://www.tourismthailand.org/Attraction/Rare-Stone-Museum--2292 (wrong location)

Copyright 2017 ChristianPFC

1 comment:

  1. There are at least 3 big buslines from Rangsit going west, toward Patum Thanee and that superlarge factory-workers moo-baan, but as I dont do those coordinates, no idea how close they come by-they simple trundle along the main roads. As all buses in that province, by Kittisoontorn Transport, and they even have a www with google-maps for their lines.

    ReplyDelete

Comments are currently unmoderated and open to everyone. I will see how this works out and might switch to moderation. Please sign your comment with a name or identifier.