Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre is funded by the Japanese Government and dedicated to research into Ayutthaya's history (focusing on its era as the nation's capital). The centre houses a museum and provides a range of information alongside a well-stocked library covering all aspects of the city's history. The displays are very impressive and cover the development of the city and the traditions of the area. This is a good visit, but bear in mind that although the content of the study centre is varied, it does revolve around a single theme - Ayutthaya. If you have limited time a visit to the Study Centre might not be as high a priority as other sites unless you a keen student of Thai history.
Details: The centre opens daily from 09.00 to 16.30 (09.00 to 17.00 on official holidays).
Admission fee 20 Baht.
Foreigner student fee 50 Baht.
Foreigner Fee 100 Baht
How to get there: The centre is situated near the Chao Sam Phraya National Museum with another smaller part of the centre near Wat Phanan Choeng.
Tel. (035) 245-123-4