The Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum opened to the public on 11 May 2005 with exhibits that highlight ancient pottery production in Thailand and the history of Thai and other Asian trade ceramics. About 200 ceramics from a permanent collection of about 2,000 pieces are on view. The core collection was donated by Surat Osathanugrah, founder of Bangkok University .
While many of the ceramics were made elsewhere, most of them were discovered in Thailand . There pieces made in China , Vietnam , and Burma as well as ceramics from Thai production sites. The Khmer ceramics are mostly from old kiln sites in Buriram province. The collection also includes Thai prehistoric pottery 2,000-4,500 years old. The museum houses the largest accessible collection of ceramics from the Tak-Omkoi sites of western Thailand . A Shard Archive and extensive library are available for researchers.