The National Museum of Cambodia

The National Museum of Cambodia houses one of the largest collection of Khmer art.

You can see sculptures, ceramics and ethnographic objects dating from prehistoric times, pre-Angkorian times, post-Angkorian and Angkorian. A collection of old books and also exhibited in this museum.

This museum over a 5,000 was built in a traditional style of Khmer architecture.


Albert Sarrault, Governor-General of French Indochina designated George Groslier to build the museum with the consent of King Sisowath. Construction work began in 1917 and the building was finished in 1924.

Part of the museum opened the door in 1919, it was then experienced as the Museum of Cambodia.

The completed museum was inaugurated on April 13, 1920, it was then called “Sarraut Albert Museum.”

The museum had closed its doors to the period Khmer Rouge” from 1975 to 1979.

At independence of Cambodia museum changed its name to the “National Museum of Cambodia”