:: MUSEUMS



Ancient City
The Ancient City is located at Km. 33 on Sukhumvit Road, Samut Prakan Province. This is the world's largest outdoor museum that consists of gigantic sized replicas of famous buildings, monuments, and temples found in all parts of Thailand. Visitors can travel around by private car in the area of 320 acres, which is approximately the geographic shape of Thailand.

Open: Daily from 8.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.
Admission: 50 baht
Tel: 0-2224-1057,0-2226-1936


Bangkok Dolls & Museum
Bangkok Dolls have won several awards for their creations. A single-storey workshop and Doll Museum in the Chandavimol family compound at 85 Soi Ratchataphan (Soi Mo Leng) in Bangkok's Makkasan district is the magnet for several visitors who wish to inspect these miniature creations in all their wondrous variety.

Open: Mon to Sat from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Tel: 0-2245-3008

Jim Thompson Museum
This collection of traditional Thai-style houses, fashioned into one dwelling, belongs to the man who helped restore the Thai silk industry after World War II, and today, preserved as a museum, contains a priceless collection of Asian objects d' art. The canalside museum is located in Soi Kasemsan 2 on Rama I Road opposite the National Stadium.

Open: Daily from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Admission: 100 baht.
Tel: 0 2216 7368, 0 2612 3744, 0 2215 0122

Khamthieng House
Located in the garden of the Siam Society on Sukhumvit Soi 21 (Asok), this 200-year-old northern Lanna style wooden house contains a collection of traditional implements used by northern people.

Open: Tue to Sat from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.(except public holidays)
Admission: 100 baht
Tel: 0-2661-6470-7

Kukrit’s House
At 19 Soi Phra Pinit, South Sathon Road, stands the home of M.R. Kukrit Pramoj (1911-1995). M.R. Kukrit was born and raised in a family of royal descent. His career included military service, finance, lecturing, writing, and politics. He was Prime Minister in 1974 and 1975. His house is antique Thai structures assembled in Bangkok and contains a fine art collection. The gardens are noted for their Thai bonsai trees and for eastern and western-style sections.

Open: Sat -Sun and official holidays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: 50 baht
Tel: 0-2286-8185

Museum of Imaging Technology
The first camera and photograph museum established in Thailand and Asia, is located at the same building as the Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University on Phaya Thai Road. Historic photographs and imaging equipment, as well as its technological evolution are collected and displayed. Modern photographic arts, techniques and printing technology are also exhibited.

Open: Mon-Fri from 9 a.m.to3 p.m.
Admission: 100 baht.
Tel: 0-2218-5583


National Gallery Museum Situated on Chao Fa Road opposite the National Theatre, the museum exhibits traditional and contemporary works of art created by Thai artists.

Open: Wed-Sun from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: 30 baht.
Tel: 0-2281-2224

National Museum
Within the walking distance of the Grand Palace is one of the largest and most comprehensive museums in Southeast Asia. Bangkok's National Museum houses a vast collection of artefacts found in all parts of the country ranging from neolithic times, Sukhothai, Ayutthaya to the Bangkok period. The complex, once used as a palace, consists of several old but beautiful buildings of colourful Thai architectural design.

Open: Wed to Sun from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Admission: 40 baht
Guided tours in English, French, German, and Japanese are provided on certain days of the week.
Tel: 0-2224-1333

Philatelic Museum

The museum is on the 1st floor of the Metropolitan Postal Bureau behind Sam Sen Nai Post Office, Saphan Khwai area. Thai and foreign stamps of the past are on display. The collections of post books in both Thai and foreign languages are available at the library. Stamps and accessories for stamp collection are on sale.

Open: Tue – Sat from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Tel: 0-2271-2439

Prasart Museum
This museum is located at 9 Soi 4 A, Krungthep Kritha Road off Srinakarintara Road, Bang Kapi District. It houses a vast collection of artefacts from the prehistoric to Rattanakosin (Bangkok) periods. The imitation of some beautiful Thai architecture is scattered within the museum complex.

Open:Tue - Sun from 10.30 a.m.to 3 p.m. Reservation is required.
Admission: 500 baht
Tel: 0 2379 3601, 0 2379 3607

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
Located on Borom Ratchonnani Road beyond the Southern Bus Termninal, this centre is a national institution responsible for systematic gathering processing and servicing of anthropological data scattered throughout the country. A variety of exhibitions on Social and Cultural Development in Thailand, Ethno-Archaeology, Thai Ceramic Collections, as well as the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's Biography can be viewed.

Open: Mon to Fri from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Admission: 10 baht
Tel: 0-2880-9429