About the museum

The renovated building

The renovated building

Aware of the challenge the authorities decided to award to the Museum the historic and prestigious building of the Governorate of Kampot. This building, with the financial assistance of the AIMF, was completely renovated. The interior of the ground floor has been converted to house the Museum, modest, but consistent with the requirements of the modern museum. The Museum is located Kampot Sala Khet Street 735 Kampong Bay Kampot.

The objectives of the Museum

The Kampot region has a two thousand year history, its population is diverse and its resources are varied. Kampot city holds an exceptional architectural heritage dating mainly from colonial times. Yet this heritage is largely ignored both by Cambodians and foreigners. The Museum is dedicated to restore their memory to Cambodians and to allow foreigners to learn more about the region . Kampot capital of the eponymous southern province has a charm to which foreigners are sensitive as evidenced by the growing number of foreign residents and the influx of tourists of all nationalities. The city is located between two major attractions that are Kep resort and Bokor hill station. The Museum aims to fill this gap and offer both to residents and to foreigners a cultural site.

The objectives of the Museum
The content of the Museum

The content of the Museum

The museum currently includes three elements: - A series of 6 large panels depicting the milestones in the history of the province of Kampot. Preferred periods, due to the existence of sources, are pre-Angkorian period, from eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the colonial period under the protectorat regime and the contemporary period. - The presentation of 38 photos about the history of Kampot. - A dozen archaeological pieces found in the Kampot region. Most of the pre-Angkorian period. Archaeological items made available by the Regional Directorate of Fine Arts.

Opening Hours

Entrance 2 US$

TUESDAY Afternoon: from 3:00 to 6:00 PM
WEDNESDAY Afternoon: from 3:00 to 6:00 PM
THURSDAY Afternoon : from 3:00 to 6:00 PM
SATURDAY Morning:  from 8:00AM to 11:00AM, afternoon: from 3:00PM to 6:00PM
SUNDAY Morning:  from 8:00AM to 11:00AM, afternoon: from 3:00PM to 6:00PM

 

Artifacts

Head of female divinity

Head of female divinity

Bantey Meas, Kampot

 

Pre-Angkorian period, Prei Khmeng Style, half of 7th century.

Sandstone

Surya (Sun God)

Surya (Sun God)

Toek Chhou

 

Pre-Angkorian period, 5th-6th century.

Sandstone

Male Divinity

Male Divinity

Kampot City

 

Pre-Angkorian period.

Sandstone

Head of masculine divinity

Head of masculine divinity

Phnom Totung, Mroum, Bantey Meas, Kampot

 

Angkorian period, Koh Ker Style, 10th century.

Sandstone

Yoni

Yoni

Srekhnung, Chumkiri, Kampot

 

Pre-Angkorian period, 7th-8th century.

Sandstone

Linga

Linga

Phnom Totung, Mroum, Bantey Meas, Kampot

 

Pre-Angkorian Period.

Sandstone

Piece of column

Piece of column

Chrak Kley, Bantey Meas, Kampot

 

Pre-Angkorian period, Prei Khmemg Style, half of 7th century.

Sandstone

Serna

Serna

Trapeang Trakiet, Dambau Khpous, Angkor chey, Kampot

 

Modern Period, 19th-20th century.

Sandstone

Kampot's Friends Association

The Association Met Khet Kampot (MKK) (Association of Friends of Kampot), abbreviated MKK (AAK) aims to bring together all persons or entities, Cambodian or foreign, wishing to contribute to economic, social, environmental or cultural development of Kampot province.

The MKK gives priority to support the Provincial Museum of Kampot. The association is apolitical.

Contacts:

Jean-Yves DEKEISTER jykampot@gmail.com

Nhauv Saem saem@kam.ncdd.gov.kh

 

MKK

មិត្តខេត្តកំពត

ASSOCIATION DES AMIS DE KAMPOT

ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS OF KAMPOT

MET KHET KAMPOT

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info@kampotmuseum.org