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 too.
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 the 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.