Catagorize: Training centers, Art & Craft Centres, Museums
Contact: Tiwanon Road, Amphoe Mueang, Nonthaburi Tel. 0 2591 1095.
Located within the Ministry of Public Health, this three-story traditional Thai-style building was designed by a nationally renowned artist. The second level serves as an exhibition hall and is divided into seven rooms, featuring of the history and evolution of the traditional Thai medical profession, traditional medical philosophy as well as traditional Thai medicines. The exhibits educate and explain various beliefs: links between Buddhism and medicine, ceremonies, massage, cuisine, and herbal treatments. In the basement, there are meeting rooms, a library, and a bookstore.
Furthermore, natural products and healthy food are for sale on the first floor, which is also the location of massage, sauna and health center. The museum itself is surrounded by a garden filled with numerous types of herbs, and there are also toxin-free vegetables and medicines for sale. Certificate courses are on offer at the Institute of Thai Medical Profession Healthy Center on Thai traditional medicine and massage.
The center and museum are located on Tiwanon Road, AmphoeMueang, Nonthaburi. To get there by bus, take the No. 97 bus. Admission to the museum for adults is 30 baht, and for children it is 15 baht. Non-Thais pay 150 baht.
The museum is open daily from 8.30 am-4.30 pm. For more information, call 0 2591 1095.