Located on Sanam Chai Road,just behide Wat Pho temple. This location used to be the former building of the Ministry of Commerce. The museum aims to make an understanding on Thai history, nation, culture and localities plus neighbouring countries with the contents on display in the form of the ‘Essays on Thailand’. The exhibition separated to 16 rooms in the 3 storey building by follow this steps:
- The 1st floor exhibits the story on Immersive Theater and Typically Thai.
- The 3rd floor exhibits the story on Introduction to Suvarnabhumi,Suvarnabhumi,Buddhism, Founding of Ayutthaya,Siam and the War Room.
- The 2nd floor exhibits the story on Map Room,Bangkok, New Ayutthaya,Village Life, Change,Politics and Communications,Thailand and the World,Thailand Today and Thailand Tomorrow.
outside the main building 're activities area, temporary exhibition, restaurant and museum office. The museum also offers museum shop where have some interesting stuffs.
Open : Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Closed : Mondays.
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Located near famous "Wat Pho" and The Grand Palace. This newly opened museum features "Thainess" stuff from the past until nowadays. Kind of hands on exhibition. History of the nation. "Who are we, where we come from.." From Old Kingdom of Siam, Bangkok in the 60s to modern Thailand.
Hours : Open everyday except Mondays from 10:00 - 18:00
Special activities on Saturdays and Sundays. Twice a day 10:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 15:00
Show at "Muse Square" every Fridays at 17:30 - 20:30
Admission : Still FREE for now.
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This museum, opened in April 2008, is located just south of Wat Pho and features exhibits about Thai culture and history through interactive displays, photos and pictures of Thai products and settings such as house arrangements etc from the Old Kingdom of Siam, Bangkok in the 60s to modern Thailand. The museum was very popular with school children when I visited and is housed in a nice 19th century colonial looking 3-storey buildings in 16 exhibition rooms.
On the first floor is "What is Thai anyway?" theme. On the third floor are the topics "Were the cavemen Thai?", "Where was Suvarnabhumi?", "What really is the heart of Buddhism?", "What was the origin of the Ayutthaya Dynasty?", "Who was the richest man in Ayutthaya?",and "Why did Ayutthaya wage war?". The next exhibition continues downstairs on the second floor dealing with the topics such as "What was racially pure Thai?", "Who inaugurated Bangkok as a capital of Siam?", and "Who drew the first map of Siam?".
Open: 10am-6m every day except Mondays. Admission: Free.