Royal Thai Air Force Museum in Bangkok has been set up with the purpose of collecting and restoring defense related articles of different periods. Equipments and aircraft used during the early period of Thai aviation history up to the present have been kept in the museum. Though not very well-known, the museum is worthy of a visit.
Among the museum collections, there are aircrafts, displays of
photographs and artifacts. The aircraft are kept within two main
buildings and a large outdoor compound. There is only a single rope
barrier to protect them. Conditions for watching the aircrafts are good,
and the aircraft seem to be in sound condition, as if they are ready to
take off. One can easily access the information provided. Some aircraft
are place tightly together.
The victory medals awarded to the RTAF pilots tell about their bravery
and valour. The Royal Thai Air Force has made an effort to develop its
museum to such a way that it has complete historical records of the
Royal Thai Air Force.
System in the Museum
The system in the museum has been designed to cope with groups rather
than one-off visitors. However, you would not find many groups there
The air force museum was formerly located at a hangar west of Don Muang
airfield. It was not open to public until March 1959. The present museum
was built in 1968 at thel cost of more than 6,000,000 Bahts. The museum
was opened to the public in January 1969.
The museum is located at Paholyothin Road in Don Muang, Bangkok.
Opening time of the museum is 09.00-16.00 hrs. The museum is open except holidays.