Museum Siam is the first national museum of discovery that was created to explore the history of the people of Thailand, their national identity, and their relationship with the surrounding cultures. The museum is situated in Bangkok’s downtown, just next to Wat Pho and only 3km from the famous Golden Buddha Temple – Wat Traimit. The nearest MRT station is Sanam Chai MRT, the exit of the station connects to Museum directly.
Each room of the museum is dedicated to a certain theme:
- Thailand and the World
- Politics and Communication
- Typical Thai
- The Kingdom of Ayutthaya
- Village Life
- Thailand Today
- Thailand Tomorrow
- Introduction to Suvarnabhumi
- War Room
- Founding of Ayutthaya
The museum has a room with a map and a large panoramic screen to watch movies about the history of Thailand. The museum brings in temporary displays and educational events.
The initial permanent display was called “Essays on Thailand. It looked at the history of Thailand through a variety of different aspects.
The museum’s second permanent exhibition was opened in 2017 and is called “Decoding Thainess”. This exhibit is aimed at a youth audience.
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Museum Siam takes part in The Cat Society and the annual Night at the Museum Festival with its famous Museum Night Talk.
- Free for children under 15 y.o. and adults over 60 y.o.
- Student (over 15 y.o.) 50 baht
- Adults 100 baht
MUSEUM SIAM LOCATION
- Address: 4 Sanam Chai Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
- Tel. 022252777
- Web https://www.museumsiam.org
- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/museumsiamfan
OPENING HOURS: Tuesday – Sunday, 10.00-18.00
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Museum Siam is a peaceful small place to have a tranquil afternoon. You can learn about the daily aspects of Thai culture and see informative exhibits. If you’re lucky, you can get in on a day when admission is absolutely free for everyone. Because of its convenient location, this place is ideal for a break in-between visits to temples and palaces.
The exhibits are well presented in both Thai and English. The staff is very attentive and friendly. You can buy cute souvenirs at the museum’s shop.