Top 5 Art Museums in Pattaya You Should Visit in 2021

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Pattaya is best known for its stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife. However, few people know that the city is also full of many interesting, informative and engaging museums. From 3D artworks and historic mansions with beautiful sculptures to museums with haunted houses and teddy bears, there are many unique museums in Pattaya for tourists to explore.

Below we’ve put together a list of the best museums in Pattaya offering interesting information and fun activities for the whole family.

The best museums in Pattaya

1. Art in Pattaya Paradise

Covering an area of ​​5,800 square meters and exhibiting over a hundred 3D paintings, Art In Paradise Pattaya is an exciting and engaging way to experience art. The 3D artworks are exceptionally vivid and real, allowing you to be part of the art by posing and taking photos with the paintings. If you are unsure which angle would make the photo look exciting and unique, you can use the small image next to each painting as a reference. Apart from 3D paintings, the museum also showcases the Top 100 most influential people in the world, including countless celebrities. Visiting Art In Paradise is definitely a fun activity for the whole family. It is also ideal for an outing with friends or a date with your partner.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission fees : 150 Baht for Thai nationals; 300 Baht for foreign children; 500 Baht for foreign adults.

Address: 78/34 Pattaya Sai 2 Rd. Muang Pattaya, Nongprue, Bang Lamung, Chon Buri 20150.

Art in Pattaya paradise. Photo by nabuhunso/Flickr

2. Magic Ice Frost of Siam

Frost Magical Ice of Siam Museum is a fascinating 30,000 square meter complex of ice sculptures. Here you can see sculpted ice sculptures of local and international inspiration, including the largest ice sculptures in Siam, at -10 degrees. The sculptures are all beautifully done, making you feel like you’ve entered a different world. The museum also offers various activities for children and adults, which change periodically depending on the time of year. Even soft drinks here are served in an ice glass, giving you a wonderful and unforgettable experience.

Opening hours: Open daily from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission fees : Start from 280 baht.

Address: 75 Nong Pla Lai, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150.

Magic Ice Frost From Siam Pattaya, Chon Buri

Photo via Frost Magical Ice of Siam

3. Teddy Bear Museum

True teddy bear fans shouldn’t miss the amazing Teddy Bear Museum Pattaya. First opened in October 2013 by Korean designers, this museum is the perfect place to visit for families with children. It is home to over 2,000 adorable teddy bears. Not only can you see and admire these teddy bears, but you can also cuddle them, play with them and take pictures with them. The museum is divided into several different areas, including the Inca area, the fairy tale area, the outer area, the dinosaur area, and many more. Although all areas are fun, the fairy tale area is definitely the most popular. Apart from teddy bears, this museum also has an extensive collection of dolls. In addition, you will also find a children’s playground and a treehouse to keep the children entertained.

Opening hours: Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Admission fees : From 300 Baht for children and 500 Baht for adults.

Address: 436/49 หมู่ 9 Pattaya, Bang Lamung, Chon Buri 20150.

Teddy Bear Museum

Photo via Teddy Bear Museum

4. Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum

If you like spooky and horrifying things, you should definitely visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. Conveniently located on the top floor of the Royal Garden Plaza building in downtown Pattaya, getting to this museum is easy and hassle-free. The museum itself is inspired by cartoonist Robert Ripley, which later became a famous television series. There are 10 different areas in the museum, each offering distinct decorative themes. The 10 areas include replicas and objects such as ancient torture devices, optical illusions, mythical creatures, a moving 4D theater and many more. The haunted house is perhaps the most popular part of the museum. It has ghosts with a high level of authenticity, which will scare everyone. You’ll see a lot of weird stuff here, from a model of the tallest man in the world to a mask made of human skin.

Opening hours: Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Admission fees : Start from 289 baht.

Address: 218 Beach Rd, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chonburi 20150.

Believe it or not by Ripley

Photo via Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum Pattaya

5. Sukhawadee House

Sukhawadee House, or Baan Sukhawadee, is a historic seaside mansion owned by the owner of Saha Farm, Mr. Panya Chotitawan. Today it has turned into an attractive museum with breathtaking architecture and a beautiful garden with a remarkable sea view. The exterior is striking, while the interiors are ornate and beautiful. In addition to the mansion itself, you can also find amazing Asian and European sculptures here, including King Taksin the Great and the Goddess of Mercy and a huge Buddha image.

Opening hours: Open every day from 08:00 to 18:00.

Admission fees : Start from 90 baht.

Address: 219 หมู่ที่ 2 Muang Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150.

Sukhawadee House

Photo via Sukawadee House

These museums show that Pattaya has a lot to offer visitors, even families. You can enjoy interactive exhibits, witness beautiful sculptures, or even get your adrenaline pumping in a haunted house. So, which one is the most curious to visit?

Planning to visit Pattaya but not sure where to stay? Check out our article on the 5 best hotels in Pattaya.

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