Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre

Museum in Chiang Mai

Set in the former Provincial Hall, a handsome Thai-colonial-style building from 1927, this museum provides an excellent primer on Chiang Mai history. Dioramas, photos, artefacts and audiovisual displays walk visitors through the key battles and victories in Chiang Mai's story, from the first settlements to the arrival of the railroad. Upstairs is a charming re-creation of a wooden Lanna village.

When we were in town in mid-2017, the museum was closed for renovation without a clear opening date.