The Thai-colonial building that houses this museum is a former Provincial Court dating back to 1935. As you make your way through the rooms, life-size dioramas show what life might have been like for Lanna villagers. Scenes depict monastic life, the importance of dance rituals, pottery making, and more. The explanations of the symbolism on Lanna-style monasteries are an excellent primer for visitors who will soon be seeing those buildings (usually with no-one around to discuss why they were built the way they were).