Bangkokian Museum (Folk Museum)

The Bangkokian Museum is a small collection of structures and artifacts that seeks to preserve a piece of Bangkok before World War II.
The Bangkokian Museum

Bangkokian Museum or Bangkok Folk Museum is a museum in Bangkok, Thailand. The founder of the Museum is Ms Waraporn Surawadee. On 1 October 2004, the museum was bequeathed to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

Excellent place to step back in time and imagine the charming laid back feel of a time gone by.

Greg Gray (a visitor)

There are various exhibitions in three different buildings. The first building is a house built in 1937. The style is very Western, as was fashionable at the day. You will notice the high soaring ceilings with wood carved panels on top to let the heat out and keep the rooms cool. The house is displayed as it was in the 1940s, with most of the original cabinetry and fixtures.

There is another two-story building behind this house, built in 1929, though it originally was on a different piece of land. It was relocated to this site when the family opted to combine their collection into a museum for the city. The house was originally a health clinic with living accommodations above it belonging to Dr. Francis Christian, the stepfather of the owner. Christian died before he could move in. Most of the exhibits are from the 1920s, including lamps and housewares in the tiny apothecary on the 2nd floor.

The third house is reminiscent of an old storehouse. On the first floor are the old kitchens, as well as some other exhibits on livestock and other various artifacts. On the second floor is a large exhibit about the past history of Bangkok and the area, which is mostly written in Thai.


Entrance is free of charge


OPENING HOURS: Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Bangkokian Museum (Bangkok Folk Museum) is worth visiting. This place is one of the best museums in Bangkok. Old stuff from the old times. A very interesting place full of memories. It is also a perfect place for photography lovers. The museum is free to visit, comparing to Bangkok National Museum that is 200 THB to enter, you are just asked to register your name and country at the entrance.

Bangkokian Museum

We also recommend you to visit top destinations such as Wat Paknam, Robinson Samut Prakan, Erawan Museum and immerse yourself in Thai culture by joining an exciting day historical tour in Bangkok with an English or Chinese or Japanese speaking guide to your choice.

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