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Thalang National Museum, Phuket is operated under the umbrella of the Department of Archeology and is the 15th museum of the fine Arts Department, Ministry of Culture.

Thalang National Museum is the national museum of Phuket, the area most honored of protecting the Thai independence during the Ninth Battalion War. In the beginning of Rattanakosin Era, the name Thalang was inscribed in the Thai history when Thao Thepkasattri & Thao Srisoonthorn Successfully ousted the enemy away in 1785.

To mark the 200th year anniversary of Thalang War, the resident of Phuket, led by local historians and The fine Arts Department, built this museum to commemorate the two women for their patriotic heroism in 1985. The objectives of the museum are to exhibit the history, archeology, and art and culture along the Andaman coast, and to become another tourist attraction in Phuket.

The construction of Thalang National Museum begun in 1985 and its opening ceremony was presided over by HRH Princess Siridhorn on March 14, 1989. The Museum has undertaken further construction since 1990, and installed additional exhibitions and new techniques.

The Museum was designed by Mr. Udom Sakulpanich who incorporated the southern architecture to the main building to attain the identity of the local Phuket house. It is a wooden house, elevated from the ground, with a 3 sided roof and extract a triangular shape. The ceiling of the roof and surface of the walls are made of sanded bamboo while the cover of the frontal triangular roof is made of weaved bamboo.

This Museum is well-conserved as an invaluable local architecture, and honored with Gold Medal Award on design from The Architecture Society under the Royal Patronage.

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