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Shell Fossil Museum

11 September 2019

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Shell fossils were discovered by villagers searching for plants in an unused mine area in 1994. The discovery of outstanding-shaped shell fossils in great numbers also included approximately 150-million-year-old bivalvia fossils and T-Rex fossils.

Nong Bua Lamphu Province then developed the dinosaur and shell fossil site into “Nong Bua Lamphu Unseen” as a site museum. The area is divided into 6 exhibition zones of: 

Zone 1 or Welcome Zone – Non Than dinosaur genus is exhibited in this zone. 

Zone 2 or Universe Zone – Here, mobile model depicting the Sun and its stars in the planet like Mercury, Venus, the World, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. 

Zone 3 or World as the Origin of Life – This zone provides knowledge on evolution of all living things on earth from the past to current days.

Zone 4 or the Kingdom of Hunter – Information about dinosaurs and their fossils discovered in Thailand as well as dinosaur bones found at Ban Huay Dua, Non Than Sub-District, Mueang District, Nong Bua Lamphu Province can be found in this zone. Also, a model of Siamotyrannus isanensis is displayed here. At 4-metre-height and 7-metre-long, the model can move in 8 movements.

Zone 5 or the Wonder of Discovery – This zone displays artificial wall with 150-million-year shell fossils where audience can look and listen to description in native dialect.

Zone 6 or the Explorer’s Trail – This area displays how biologists and geologist work, along with their tools, equipments, and steps in fossil studies. Geographical exploration background of the 150-million-year shell fossil site is also illustrated here, 


Local Administrative Organization

Organization Museum


Important / Interesting artifacts

Model of 4-metre-high and 7-metre-long Siamotyrannus isanensis model that can move in 8 movements.  


Shell Fossil Museum

Address And Contact Number

Ban Huay Dua, Non Than Mueang Nong Bua Lam Phu Nong Bua Lam Phu 39000
Telephone : 042-000 048 ext.11 / ปลัด อบต.โนนทัน 08-2115-8456
Fax : 042-000 048 ext.18
Website : http://www.nonthan.go.th
Email : nontun2011@hotmail.co.th

Operating hours

Everyday from 08.30-16.30 hrs.

Admission fee

Free for children under 80 cm

10 Baht for children between 80 and 130 cm

20 Baht for children taller than 130 cm 

10 Baht for students

50 Baht for foreigners                  

Free for monks, people with disability, and senior citizens


Getting There

By car: From Bangkok, take Highway 1 (Phahonyothin) passing through Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Udon Thani Provinces. Distance from Bangkok to Nong Bua Lamphu Province is 608 kilometres. 

By bus: Bangkok – Nong Bua Lamphu fan and air-conditioned buses leave Mo Chit 2 Bus Terminal at different times daily. The trip takes about 8 hours. 

By train: Bangkok – Udon Thani rapid and express trains leave Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) daily. From there, take the Udon Thani – Nong Bua Lamphu bus.  


Proper for General Public


Proper for Children


Credit Card


Advanced Booking

For group visit, a request letter is needed in advance.






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