The National Archives in Commemoration of H.M. the King’s Golden Jubilee
The museum was constructed on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of His Majesty’s Accession to the Throne in 1996 by the Fine Arts Department in honour of His Majesty the King with a budget of 720.4 million Baht. H.M. the King granted its name as “the National Archives in Commemoration of H.M. the King’s Golden Jubilee.”
The National Archives is located in an area of 75 rai. Its building was constructed in the applied Thai architecture of King Rama IX’s reign. It is in Tambon Khlong Ha, Amphoe Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani. It comprises a group of 4 buildings connecting to one another and an all-purpose square, covering a total area of 20,000 square metres consisting of:
1st Building: A 9-floored building for the collection of archives, covering an area of 6,000 square metres.
2nd Building: A building for research, covering an area of 4,500 square metres.
3rd – 4th Buildings: Permanent exhibitions of H.M. the King’s royal activities and projects from His Majesty’s royal initiatives, covering an area of 3,000 square metres.
An all-purpose square for organising activities, covering an area of 3,500 square metres.
The Fine Arts Department wants these 4 buildings of the National Archives to be the most perfect place to collect the documents important to the nation on his royal biography, activities of H.M. the King and the royal family, to be a centre of study and research for government authorities, private organisations, students and the general public to facilitate in the collection, display, searching process, and preservation of the documents relating to H.M. the King’s biography and activities such as His royal pieces of writings, instructions, speeches, compositions, paintings, photos, records of his voice, including the document of the operation in his royal projects due to his royal initiatives and other projects in honour of H.M. the King. Therefore, this National Archives is a learning place for the younger generation and youth to realise and appreciate the King’s talent in ruling the country and the loyalty of the Thais towards every king of Thailand. It is open on Monday – Friday from 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. For a search of photos, archives and a group visit, please contact in advance at Tel. 0 2902 7940 ext. 111, 113.