Royal Thai Army Museum

Date : February 7, 2020

Royal Thai Army Museum

          The Royal Thai Army Museum is rooted in the Royal Military Museum of the front barracks. (Ministry of Defense at present), which you ten thousand Wanyawana car Front Regiment Commander Respectfully said
King Rama V royal built by 2425, the front porch is the storage layer 3 Department branded enemy weapons and military museum later when the 2470
Defense Department is necessary. The military museum room had to be used as the office of the newly established organization, and therefore the artifacts of the Army Museum were handed over to the National Museum.
When the Army Headquarters was established at the Chulachomklao Royal Cadet Academy (old), the Army therefore approved the principle of establishing a museum at the building
And the Secretariat allowed the museum to be used as “Royal Thai Army Museum” in 1996 and opened the museum For the general public to visit for the first
day on June 9, 1996, which corresponds to the date of His Majesty the King. Maha Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Great Borommanat Bophit, has been crowned the throne for 50 years.

The Royal Thai Army Museum in Honor of His Majesty the King

          The Royal Thai Army Museum is located inside the Royal Thai Army Headquarters compound. The museum took its origin in 1882 during the reign of King Rama V. Located on the third floor of the Ministry of Defense building, it was first known as the Military museum of the Ministry of Defense. When the ministry needed the museum site for its newly established military unit, the military equipment as well as other collections, which had been on display there, were given to the National Museum. When the former compound of the Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy was chosen as the new location for the Royal Thai Army Headquarters, top Army commanders agreed to retain the Administrative and Ordnance buildings. The military authorities were in agreement that the two historic building were appropriate site for the Army  anniversary of the longest-serving monarch’s accession to the throne. The museum has since become known as “The Royal Thai Army Museum in Honor of His Majesty the King.”

Exhibits inside the museum

Museum Collections and Components

King Rama IX Room

          Enshrined a life-sized statue of King Chulalongkorn Which laid the foundations of the Thai army to advance to modernity Along with exhibits pictures and histories of the former Army Commander

Including the display of the Marshal’s wand, which is the most honorary military honor ornament.

Phra Barami Pokklao Room

          Displays the statue of King Chulalongkorn in the center of the hall. The statue, made from bronze, is in honor of the great monarch who has laid the foundation of

the Royal Thai Army. Also on display are the portraits of all former commanders-in-chief. In addition, the Thai Scepters were bestowed upon Field Marshal are on display.

Room of the Thai Armed Forces

          Exhibiting the history and royal duties of the King who is regarded as the Great in Thai history. Including an exhibition of Thongchai Chalermpol, which the Royal Thai Army received from the King

The Highest Commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Room

          Displays the Biography and the Royal Activities of Thai kings are known as “The Great.” Also on display in this room are the Royal Thai Army Colors since the reign of King Chulalongkorn.

Army mission critical room

          Showcasing important missions of the Army, such as protecting and honoring the monarchy, national defense Maintaining internal stability National development and helping people
And conducting military missions other than war, including peace missions and humanitarian aid.

The Royal Thai Army and It’s Missions Room

          Displays the missions of the Royal Thai Army; ie Protect and Uphold the Monarchy, National Defense, Internal Securing Operations, National Development and Humanitarian Assistance and Peacekeeping Operationsand Humanitarian Assistance.

Important military museum objects

Collection Highlights


          2428 B.E. His Majesty King Chulalongkorn graciously graciously pleased. Bestowed a banner to the Field Marshal’s army Chao Phraya Surasakmontri (Jerm Saeng-Chuuto)
as a colonel Chao Muen Wai Voranarad as a substitute for him in the time of lifting to defeat Ho, who started a rebellion in the sixth, sixth and twelve-twelve Chutai provinces. When the army was victorious
His Majesty King Chulalongkorn graciously pleased. Bestowed the name of this flag that “Thong Chutatuchathipatai” is the first flag of the Royal Thai Army. The flag background is red.
The three edges are surrounded by a machine. In the middle is the shape of the coat of arms There is a Pali language that “Sppassangk Phu Thanam Samkhawatthisathika” means that the unison of the people who are the group continues to prosper.

The “Chuthathootthipatai” Colors

          Instituted by King Rama V in 1884, the Army Colors was in the following year presented to Field Marshal Chao Phraya Surasak Montri (Choem Saeng-Chuto) who, as Colonel Chao Muen Wai Woranart, was tasked with suppressing the Chinese Haw revolt in northern Thailand. . Upon the triumphant return of the elite troops, the king renamed the Colors the “Chuthathootthipatai” the very first Colors of the Thai Army.

Flag Mahaphai Thawat

          B.E. 2455, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej graciously graciously pleased. To create an additional flag of the army for use in conjunction with the Jutathupathipai flag And bestowed the name of the flag that
“Thong Mahaphai Thawat” by the name of Thongthao Amarintharatirathirat Which is used to lead the god Sena to defeat the evil monsters The exterior of the flag is red. Black inner flag background In the middle, there are two levels of Phan Waan Fah, second Vajiravudh and five tiered two sides

The “Maha Phaichayonthawat” Colors

          King Rama VI instituted yet another Army Colors in 1912 and named it the “Maha Phaichayonthawat” Colors after the legendary Thao Ummarintharathirat whose heavenly troops successfully crushed the legion of evil spirits. The Colors was presented to the Army along with the “Chuthathootthipatai” Colors from the preceding reign.

Thongchai Chalermpol of the Volunteer Corps in World War I

          His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej graciously pleased. To create a flagchai Chalermpol bestowed upon the Royal Thai Army And the Royal Thai Army Aviation Division, which went to fight with the Allies in World War I
in Europe in 1961. Thongchai Chalermpol, this piece looks like a trirong flag In the center of the flag, the front is a white elephant, IX, standing podium. Inside the red circle The middle of the flag on the back is a monogram and number 6
under the Phra Maha Mongkut and radius. Inside the red circle Upper and lower red stripes inscriptions “Chant Phutthachai Mongkol 8” or “Pha Hang Chant” which is a chant in various ceremonies to bless the blessing as a vision of victory.
And the welfare of Thai soldiers during the war The French government organized the Croix de Gare medal ceremony for the Royal Automobile Army’s Thongchai Chalermpon Which has carried out maintenance missions for the Allied soldiers
With courage and strength to be regarded by many nations And when the army, the cars go back His Majesty King Rama VI gave the Royal Order of the King Ramathibodi in honor.

The Colors presented to Thai soldiers during World War I

          King Rama VI instituted another two Unit Colors for the Army Transportation Unit and the Army Aviation Unit which fought alongside the Allied forces in World War I in Europe in 1918. The Colors were adorned with the French “Croix de Guerre” and the royal Thai decoration. of the Honorable Order of Rama in recognition of their bravery and dedication.

Marshal’s Staff

          Thailand divides Chom Phon’s scepter into two categories, the first being the Chom Phon Scepter for the King and the Royal Family The scepter will be exquisite and beautiful as the honor of the King.
His scepter will be used in important military ceremonies such as the parade, the parade, the ceremony of the oath of allegiance and the parade of the second type of the guard.
Which is designed to suit the honor of the brave soldier, whose results are beneficial to the land When the conferment of the rank of Marshal to the leaders of the armed forces was over, the story of honor and pride in the granting of the Marshal’s scepter.
For the military leaders, thus becoming a past However, the Chom Phon Scepter, displayed at the Royal Thai Army Museum, will continue to tell stories about the royal grace of the Royal Thai Armed Forces.
Great honor to the former commander of the Army. The results of their work are evident and all Army personnel will be remembered with pride forever.

The Scepter

          In Thailand, scepters are categorized into two classes. The first and most prestigious intricately adorned Royal Scepter is held by His Majesty the King during the review of King’s Guards oath taking parade. This particular type of scepter may be presented to members of the Royal Family. The second class of the Thai Scepter is bestowed on the general who is promoted as Field Marshal in recognition of his highly distinguished military career. The Scepter awarding ceremony to top military figures has become a mere Thai historical event. However, the museum sets up a scepter display collection as a gesture to commemorate His Majesty’s benevolence in granting one of the highest symbols of honor to the Royal Thai Army’s past Commanders whose outstanding services have been long remembered by the personnel of the Royal Thai Army.

Contacting for a visit

          Open to the Army personnel, academia and the general public. Visit as a group every day, office time. Without charge, interested parties can make a request for a visit through the Department of Army Operations.
At least 3 days in advance by coordinating the details by telephone numbers 0 2297 8058 and 0 2297 7347


          Welcome group visitor either from academic institute or private group Open weekday, free admission For foreigners contact 3 weeks in advance at Military History Division Office of Policy and Plan, Directorate of Operations Tel. 0 2297 8058, 0 2297 7347

Credit : Directorate of Operations.