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Bangkok Museums

Browse through a wide range of museums in Bangkok like Jim Thompson’s House, Muang Boran, National Museum, Museum of Siam, and many more.

Museums in Bangkok are perfect ways to explore Thailand’s rich culture, art, and architecture. While Thailand is popularly known today for its beaches, eclectic nightlife, resort destinations, and water sports, the country also has an amazing heritage that once flourished with exquisite ancient towns, traditional Thai handicrafts, and unique Thai architecture and these museums will take you on a time travel to those ancient times. 

Most of the museums have guided tours that let you get an insight into Thailand - from the archeological artifacts used centuries ago to the present day urban art!

Bangkok Museums are not the usual boring museums where you just walk away gazing at the products on display. There are 3D art museums, creative Thai art galleries, and museums that were built by renovating palaces and mansions that give you a unique feel. Still not convinced on a museum tour? Bangkok even has a counterfeit goods museum! Cool, isn’t it?

Here is the list of best museums in Bangkok:

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Jim Thompson’s House

Jim Thompson’s House is one of the prominent museums in Bangkok and is actually the Bangkok home of James H.W. Thompson, also known as the “Thai Silk King”. The museum which is covered by lush green trees and shrubs houses the Southeast Asian art collection of historical Buddhist statues and Thai paintings depicting the life of Buddha and scenes from Vessenatara Jataka that were collected by late James H.W. Thompson.

Location: 6 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

Timings: 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM on all days

Price: THB 200 / INR 450 per person  for visitors of age 22 years and above
          THB 100 / INR 225 per person for visitors under 22 years
           Free for children under 10 years of age

02

Muang Boran

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Sprawling over 200 acres of land in the shape of Thailand, Muang Boran, also known as Ancient City is the largest outdoor museum in the world. The open-air museum has scaled models or replicas of ancient city ruins and historical monuments from Dvaravati, Srivichai, Lopburi, Lanna, Lan Chang, Sukhothai, U-tong, and Ayuthaya eras. These replicas portray the rich culture, art, and architecture of Thailand.

Location:
  296/1 Sukhumvit Rd, Bang Pu Mai, Mueang Samut Prakan District, Samut Prakan 10280, Thailand

Timings:
9.00 AM - 7.00 PM on all days

Price: 
THB 500 / INR 1125 per adult
            THB 275 / INR 620 per child

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03

National Museum

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Also known as Phra Nakorn National Museum, the National Museum is one of the oldest museums in Bangkok. The Bowornstharn Mongkol Vice-King Palace has been converted into the National Museum and the museum boasts of the largest collection of Thai art and artifacts. The Siwamokkhaphiman Royal Hall of the palace has been converted into an exhibition hall portraying the history of Thailand.

Location:
  Na Phra That Alley, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand

Timings:
8.30 AM to 4.00 PM Wednesday - Sunday. Closed on every Monday and Tuesday

Price: 
THB 200 / INR 450 per person.

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Museum of Siam

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With a number of themed rooms like 'Typically Thai', 'Founding of Ayutthaya', 'Suvarnabhumi' and many others, this discovery museum lets the tourists learn the history and culture of Thailand. What makes the Museum of Siam the best amongst other museums in Bangkok is the theatre room which showcases movies portraying Thailand's history.

Location:
4 Sanam Chai Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand

Timings:
10 AM to 6.00 PM Tuesday - Sunday. Closed on Monday

Price:
 THB 200 / INR 450 per person for foreigners
           THB 100 / INR 225 per person for Thai adults
           THB 50 / INR 112 per person for students

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The Erawan Museum

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Best-known for its signature structure, the three-headed elephant (Erawan) rises fourteen storeys above Sukhumvit Road; Erawan Museum contains an enviable collection of antiquities and pieces of the religious art collected by Khun Lek Viriyapant, the museum owner. The gardens around the museum are ornate with beautiful flowers and Buddha statues.

Location: 99/9 Bang Mueang Mai, Mueang Samut Prakan District, Samut Prakan 10270, Thailand

Timings: 9.00 AM to 7.00 PM on all days of the week

Price for foreigners: Adult: THB 700 / INR 1575 per person
                                    Children (6-14 years) THB 350 / INR 790 per person.
                                    This price includes a bike ride, tram ride, and boat ride

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Bangkok Doll's House and Museum

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The Bangkok Doll’s Museum is actually a mesmerizing doll studio full of amazing dolls made by Khunying Tongkorn Chandavimo with his team of extremely talented artisans. These traditional, handcrafted dolls depicting the Thai Culture are put on display and the shop at the museum also sells these exquisite dolls. Grab one such doll from the museum that is just so perfect as a souvenir from Bangkok.

Location:
Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Timings:
8.00 AM to 5.00 PM Tuesday - Saturday. Closed on Sun and Monday

Price:
 THB 100 / INR 225 per person

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Siriraj Medical Museum

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Being one of the very few medical museums in Bangkok, Siriraj Medical Museum is frequented by medical students and those interested in the medical field. The museum is a storehouse of pathological, forensic, parasitological, and anatomical specimens. 

Location: 2, Wang Lang Road | Siriraj, Bangkok Noi, Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok 10700, Thailand

Timings: 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM Wednesday - Monday. Closed on all Tuesdays

Price: THB 200 / INR 450 per person for the museum located in Siriraj Hospital and THB 100 / INR 225 per person for the second museum located in the next building.

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The Museum of Contemporary Art

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Located away from the bustling city center, The Museum of Contemporary Art is one of the privately owned museums in Bangkok for exhibiting stunning pieces of Thai art collected by Boonchai Bencharongkul for more than 30 years over a sprawling area of 20,000 square meters across five floors.

A lotus-inspired sculpture at the entrance is the symbol of the Museum of Contemporary Art Bangkok.  The museum also has a souvenir and book shop, cafe, and is friendly to the disabled with sign language guides or accessible toilets.

Location: 499 Kamphaeng Phet 6 Rd, Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, Thailand

Timings: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM Tuesday - Sunday. Closed on all Mondays.

Price: THB 180 / INR 405 per adult
           THB 80 / INR 180 per student and visitors above  60 years
           Free for visitors under 15 years

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09

Museum of Counterfeit Goods

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The Museum of Counterfeit Goods stands out from the other museums in Bangkok with its quirkiness. The 4000 products on display at the museum of the actual counterfeit items that were confiscated by the law firm, Tilleke, and Gibbins over the years.

What makes the museum even more interesting is that the guided tour arranged within the museum is actually headed by a lawyer who tells you the case involved behind the counterfeit goods.

Location:
1011 Rama 3 Road | Supalai Grand Tower, Bangkok, Thailand

Timings:
Open by appointment only for individuals, groups, and the media on Mondays at 2.00 PM and Thursdays at 10.00 AM. Pre Booking at least one day in advance is mandatory.

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Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

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This is one of the best Bangkok art museums where you can witness art, music, theatre, film, design and cultural/educational events in a sprawling hallway. The ambiance of the hallway and the entire museum is astounding and the museum has cafes, restaurants, an art library, and even a prayer room.

Location:
939 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

Timings:
10.00 AM - 9.00 PM Tuesday - Sunday. Closed every Monday

Price:
No entry fee

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Madame Tussaud's Museum

Fancy taking pictures with international and historical stars? Then, Madame Tussaud's Museum in Bangkok is the place to be. The museum has an excellent collection of awe-inspiring life-sized statue of famous personalities from diverse backgrounds like politics, cinema, history, sports, TV and many others from all over the world.

Location:
989 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

Timings:
10.00 AM to 8.00 PM on all days.

Price:
Online Early Bird Tickets start at THB 645 / INR 1450 per person

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Art in Paradise Museum

The first 3D art museum in Bangkok, Art in Paradise Museum is a stunning collection of paintings on which you could enjoy a live scene. This tricky eye museum comprises of six permanent exhibition zones with different themes. With over 150 tricky pieces of paintings on the wall and floor, Art in Paradise Museum is a perfect entertainer for fun-loving families.

Location: 99 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Khet Din Daeng, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand

Timings: 10.00 AM to 10.00 PM Mon-Sun

Price: THB 500 / INR 1125  for foreign adults and  THB 300 / INR 675 for foreign children

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The Suan Pakkad Palace

The Suan Pakkad Palace museum is actually a group of eight traditional wooden Thai houses and has archeological Thai antiquities on display. The highlight of the display in this Bangkok Museums is the Ban Chiang Pottery which dates back to about 4000 years and the Benjarong Pottery. The lush garden around the museum instills a strong Japanese environment.

Location: 352 354 Thanon Si Ayutthaya, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand

Timings: 9.00 AM - 4.00 PM Mon-Sun

Price: THB 50 / INR 112 for Thais
           THB 20 / INR 45 for students
           THB 100 / INR 225 for foreign adult
           THB 50 / INR 112 for foreign child

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Bangkokian Museum

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Also known as the Bangkok Folk Museum, the Bangkokian Museum in one of the most delightful Bangkok museums. A museum is indeed a group of four preserved wooden houses built in the early twentieth century in Bangrak District. The museum also has a little collection of artifacts that tells us tales from the often-overlooked period of the city's history.

Location: 
Saphan Yao Alley, Khwaeng Si Phraya, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

Timings:
9.00 AM to 4.00 PM Tuesday - Sunday. Closed every Monday

Price: 
No entry fee

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Vimanmek Museum

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Vimanmek Mansion is the largest golden teakwood house in the world and marvels everyone with its splendor. The palace was once used as a royal residence and is an architectural fusion of European and Thai styles. The mansion has three levels and each of the 81 rooms in the mansion is painted in different colors.

Location:
5/1 Ratchawithi Rd, Khwaeng Dusit, Khet Dusit, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10300, Thailand

Timings: 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m (Tuesday to Saturday)

Price: THB 100 / INR 225 per person

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23 January 2020
Excellent
It should be a must in Bangkok visit, specially with kids. Hotel pickup service was fantastic, in time. Children enjoyed most the orangutan and dolphin shows. Better to skip the river cruise which I felt like wastage of money. The last part of coming out through the open zoo was fantastic- all openly moving animals including lions and tigers were roaming near the bus.
The best experience of sea life till date. It overseeded my previous experience at underwater world pattaya. Getting tickets was hassle free - just show the QR code and get your ticket from Information Desk. Best feeding shows observed here. The sea otter feeding show was specially enjoyable with the otters asking for more food by shaking their hands above their chests. Next the penguin show, diver show, sea life 3D show, shark feeding show, etc. were awesome. You can chill around as it is cool inside with cafeteria everywhere. Those sharks in giant aquariums really amazed me and they are living in harmony with other fishes for the past 10 years (as learnt). The ambience was great with dim lights everywhere. A great place for kids to enjoy. There were numerous fishes as well, including the famous Giant of Siam - an Amazon fish.
"awesome experience. with good food, breeze views. loved it."
13 May 2019
Excellent
Best jungle tour ever! Safari world is great where you can observe wildlife closely that includes birds, giraffes, rhinos, etc. The main attractions are tiger feeding and lion feeding inside safari world (which we were lucky to see) where a woman in the rear of the car inside a cage feeds the tigers and the lions from inside. As learnt only she can come near to them as they know her scent. It was nearly a half an hour tour through the jungle life and it was a thrilling experience. The Marine park was also great with many human and animal shows such as Orangutan show, Cowboy stunt show, Spy war, Bird show, etc. and the notable Dolphin show which was best among all. Guys please do not miss this show. The international buffet was also great with varieties of dishes though you can try out Indian buffet as well. Thanks to thrillophilia for making this trip memorable.
Superb experience here at Safari world. It was a really organised tour with staff picking up at Century Mall and having a bus tour through the jungles of Safari park. The shows at Marine world were great - the best ones being the Dolphin show and the Spy war that were thrilling and awesome. The other shows included tiger show, elephant show, cowboy stunt, sea lion show, etc. The international buffet lunch was great too with different varieties of dishes prepared using chicken. There was Indian buffet lunch too. An ideal place for children to visit. It is one of my most memorable zoo visits in Thailand. If you are lucky you shall get a Thai massage from elephants in elephant show. The guide Sam explained all to us in Safari world and was really helpful. Thanks Thrillophilia for making this visit wonderful.
09 November 2020
Excellent
A very wonderful place to spend half day taking pictures & selfies with our famous actors, actresses, politicians,social activists, freedom fighters of all time. Try to allocate half day as you will be busy with taking pictures & videos of real life wax statutes.
It was a totally amazing experience. Everything was very well coordinated and arranged. All thanks to Thrillophilia for this amazing trip.
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I booked this from Bangalore to Bangkok with my partner while we were on a vacation. And it truly did feel like one, as we travelled the whole day visiting places though we had long days, but still we felt energetic, because we had nothing to worry about, we did a lot of shopping and enjoyed the nightlife. It was all possible only because it was preciously managed and looked after. Cheers to the team.
I booked a trip this trip from Kolkata, tough it was not my first time being there, but still was a different experience as this time I wasn’t the one worrying about anything, we had and tour operator for that who has managed and booked everything for us in advance and it was undoubtedly one the best journey I have ever had.Thank you.

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  1. Which are the best museums in Bangkok to go with kids?

    1. Bangkok's Doll House and Museum: Decked with beautiful dolls that are handmade by Khunying Tongkorn Chandamivo and his team, the amazing collection of dolls put on display here depict Thailand's rich culture.

    2. Muan Boran: Also known as Ancient Siam or Ancient City, this open air museum is spread across acres of lush greenery and water bodies are has miniature replicas of several masterpieces of architecture like Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty and various iconic structures from historical Thai eras like Authong, Ayutthaya, and Thonburi.

    3. Art in Paradise Museum: The 3D painting put on display here plays tricks with your eyes and the optical illusion created by these paintings makes this museum a beautiful place to capture several fun-filled pictures here.

    4. Madame Tussaud's Museum: Housing several life sized statues of various personalities from politics, sports, and Bollywood, this museum will definitely be loved by kids.

    5. Suan Pakkad Palace Museum: This museum is housed within 8 individual wooden houses and has several prominent relics like the Ban Chiang Pottery. The lush greenery around the palace with thick tall trees adds a whimsical aura to this museum.

  2. Which are the best museums in Bangkok?

    1. Jim Thompson’s House: The house of James H.W.Thompson has been converted into a museum and houses several unique statues and Thai paintings of Buddha and scenes from Vessenatara Jataka.

    2. Muang Boran: Also known as Ancient Siam, this open air museum has miniature buildings from various historic eras like Authong, Ayutthaya, Thonburi, and many others, and several iconic structures of the world like Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty.

    3. National Museum: Originally named as Phra Nakorn National Museum, this museum has an astounding collection of Thai arts and artifacts. It is also one of the largest museums in south-east Asia.

    4. The Museum of Contemporary Art: This privately owned art museum has a mesmerizing collection of more than 800 Thai art pieces that were collected by Boonchai Bencharongkul in over three decades and is kept for display in its five floors.

    5. Siriraj Medical Museum: This museum is located within Siriraj Hospital and has a unique collection of pathological, forensic, parasitological, and anatomical specimens.

  3. What is Bangkok famous for?

    Bangkok has a rich culture and history is famous for its reverential Buddhist Wats (temples) like Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho and Wat Arun. that are aesthetically built on serene places and house exquisite ornate Buddha statues. Other things that make Bangkok famous are its floating markets, Chao Phraya River, world-class spa and massage centers, flavorful food, intricately designed handmade products, and a vibrant nightlife.
  4. What is famous food in Bangkok?

    Some of the scrumptious food from Thai cuisine are Papaya Salad (Som Tum), Hot And Sour Prawn Soup (Tom Yum Goong), Thai Style Fried Noodles (Pad Thai), Mango with Sticky Rice (Kao Niew Mamuang), Noodle Soup (Khao Soi), Grilled Fish (Pla Pao), Fried rice (Khao Pad), Noodles with shrimp (Pad Thai Kung), Steamed Chicken on Rice (Khao Mun Gai).

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