The museum at the home of Suchart Subsin was founded in 1987 by Suchart and his family. The Subsin family have collected shadow puppets from various regions of Thailand and some other countries including China, Cambodia and India. The award-winning museum has won local and international praise for its role in education and preserving ancient folk arts. Local students regularly visit the museum which has become a source of great pride to the people of Nakhon Si Thammarat. Characters from the nang talung plays have become synonymous with the city and depictions of them can be seen in various locations around Nakhon Si Thammarat and on souvenirs from the area.