Million Toy Museum By Krirk Yoonpun
Million Toy museum by Krirk Yoonpun is located at house number 45, village number 2, Uthong road, Ta Wasukri sub-district, Mueang Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya district, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. It was founded by associate professor Krirk Yoonpun, a children’s literature professor at Srinakharinwirot University, illustrator and author of children book. In 1982, he received NOMA award in Japan. It was this award that gave him an opportunity to visit Kitahara Tin Toy Museum in Japan, resulting in an inspiration to open toy museum in Thailand. He, then, started collecting toys. After that, “Million Toy Museum by Krirk Yoonpun” was founded, for those in later generations to witness these toys and their change through time.A great number of Thai and foreign toys, from old days to present, are assembled in this museum, divided into two floors. The first floor shows an exhibition of Thai people’s lives, presented through their daily equipments, and a collection of Thai toys from Sukhothai, Ayutthaya, and Rattanakosin periods.The second floor displays old toys from all over the world, including tin toys. We can see progress of the toys-plain toys were developed into more functional and more complex ones like wind-up toys or battery-operated toys. There is also a display of wood toys and plastic toys since wood and plastic become the main materials used for making toys these days.As for the direction to the museum, when reaching Ayutthaya Province, ask the locals for the way to Pratuchai School intersection. Million Toy Museum is situated right at the intersection. The opening and closing time of the museum are 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., respectively. The museum closes on Monday, except public holidays and official holidays. The museum tickets are 50 baht for adults and 20 baht for children.