Architecture & Parkland

The museum and classroom are set in parkland that was planned and planted 10 years ago. The adjoining Isaan paddy field, mango, eucalyptus, and palm tree landscape is conserved for beautiful scenery and conservation modelling. The Museum main entrance is a fusion of styles with an Asian arch in eighteenth-century architect James Gibbs’ manner.

The large windows of the galleries take the visitor into the coconut avenues and paddy fields and bring the countryside into the collection. It is an experience like no other in Southeast Asia.

Visitors are welcome to explore the grounds including the orchard, newly-planted pinetum and lakes.

Nature watching walks are offered daily.

The old pond in the copse is home to black shouldered kites, honey buzzards, bee eaters, egrets and bitterns. Hoopoes are seasonal visitors.

We offer interactive talks on the local birds, mammals and reptiles.