Starting out as a hobbyist collecting old items about 40 years ago, Narong Yusuksuwan, a scrap-metal dealer, has opened his private Yusuksuwan Museum to showcase his beloved collections in Muang District of Prachin Buri.
The highlights are pressurised paraffin lamps, which are hung all over the ceilings in many buildings of this museum. The antique lamp was made in Germany and looks like an electric bronze ceiling light, which has a burner socket on two sides.
In addition, the museum also displays other rare pressurised paraffin lamps such as one that works as a slide projector and a lamp with a parabola side reflector to direct light in one direction. The lamp was used on boats as a spotlight.
When you visit the museum, you will see not only a building dedicated to the pressurised paraffin lamps, but also other collections such as old typewriters, bicycles, weighing scales, Buddha images, tin toys, kitchenware and tableware, home appliances such as stoves, charcoal irons and an intercooler paraffin refrigerator. Some rooms show combined items such as old Thai newspapers priced at 1 baht per issue and 1 baht government lottery tickets. There are so many items that some cannot fit into the buildings, so they are displayed in an area of the car park.
Yusuksuwan Museum is located on Prachintakham Road, about 5km east of Muang Prachin Buri. It opens every day from 9am to 5pm.
Admission fee is 150 baht for an adult and 100 baht for a child.
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
09:00 to 17:00
Input price range
100 - 150 Baht/Day or 3 - 5 USD/Day
- More info
Yusuksuwan Museum, 135, Prachintakham Rd., Dong Khilek, Muang Prachin Buri, Prachinburi 25000 Thailand
- Phone number
+66 (0) 37-217552 +66 (0) 37-217551
- Mobile number
+66 (0) 81-2958218
- Fax number
+66 (0) 37-217444
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