Bangkok Museums

Attractions in Bangkok

Bangkok's many museums exhibit some of the most sublime, and strangest, collections of relics you can imagine, giving visitors a wonderful insight into Thailand's colourful culture and unique heritage. Some are housed in buildings just as interesting as their contents, like Kamthieng House, a 19th Century teak house and former abode of a rice farmer, the Bangkok Folk Museum and Jim Thompson's House. The best place to start has to be the National Museum, in Rattanakosin. Its collections spanning all periods of Thai history offer an unsurpassed introduction to the country's art and architecture. Be sure to allow enough time for your visit, as it is very easy to get lost in a time that is long gone.

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5 Must-See Museums in Bangkok

Bangkok’s best museums aren’t given the respect they deserve as for many years they were a little too dusty, a little Read More...

Rattanakosin Hall

Rattanakosin Hall

Visit this interactive museum where Bangkok's old town and Grand Palace are brought to life through music, film and an Read More...

Moca - Museum of Contemporary Art Bangkok


A must for any lover of art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bangkok (MOCA) houses the most comprehensive collection Read More...

Erawan Museum

Erawan Museum

A huge, three-headed elephant statue standing upon an equally gargantuan pedestal is the first, and last, thing you see Read More...

Museum of Siam Bangkok

Museum of Siam

While the Museum of Siam is set inside a very large neoclassical house, it is definitely not the usual display of Read More...

Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson's house serves as a museum showcasing Thai architecture and art. The house, located along one of Bangkok's Read More...

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Samut Prakan Ancient City

Samut Prakan Ancient City spans 320 acres of landscaped gardens on the outskirts of Bangkok, preserving Thailand's cultural heritage through scaled-down replicas of prominent temples, national parks, and monuments. One of the world’s largest outdoor museums, it has a 200-acre city with 109 scaled-down copies of Thailand’s most famous monuments and architectural attractions. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 7pm
  • Location: 296/1 Moo 7 Sukhumvit Road, Bangpoomai, Samut Prakan 10280, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 323 4094
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Bangkok Forensic Museum

Bangkok Forensic Museum offers a sinister exhibition for morbid fans and travellers searching for something extremely unusual. Located inside on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, if your vision of a museum is a pretty display of artistic or cultural artefacts, then you’re in for a big surprise. There are 6 distinct museums within Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Wednesday–Monday from 10am to 5pm (closed on Tuesdays)
  • Location: 2 Wanglung Road, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 419 2601
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Bank of Thailand Museum

Bank of Thailand Museum at Bangkhunphrom Palace takes you on an intriguing and interesting jaunt through monetary evolution in Thailand. The museum is only open to groups of 10 or less (by appointment only), but the building alone is worth seeing. Boasting beautiful baroque and rococo architecture from the early 20th century, you can bask in Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 9.30am to 4.30pm (closed on Mondays)
  • Location: 273 Samsen Road, Wat Sam Phraya, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 356 7766
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Batcat Toy Museum

The Batcat Toy Museum is comic book geek paradise, displaying thousands of action figures of the superheroes we all know, from the very first Batman and other Captain Americas to the super high-tech Iron Man in his improbable suit. A large room is entirely dedicated to the iconic Batman, exhibiting such a staggering amount of merchandising Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 9am to 5pm (closed on Mondays)
  • Location: 32 Srinagarindra Rd, Hua Mak, Bang Kapi, Bangkok 10240, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 375 9006
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Erawan Museum

Erawan Museum Bangkok occupies a massive 3-headed elephant statue that stands an equally gargantuan pedestal. Cast in a pure green-hued copper, the 250-tonne structure spans 29 metres in height and 39 in length. The museum spans 3 levels representing the underworld, the human earth, and heaven. Just about every part of the museum displays rare Eastern antiques, Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 7pm
  • Location: 99 Bang Mueang Mai, Samut Prakan 10270, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 371 3135
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House of Museums

The House of Museums is a fun and eclectic display of objects from the 1960s. If you are Thai and happened to be born in this era, all the objects on display will certainly bring back nostalgic memories.  Each floor has its own little speciality: an old pharmacy, an electronics shop with bulky TV sets and Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Saturday–Sunday from 10am to 5pm (closed from Mondays to Fridays)
  • Location: 170/17 Moo 7, Soi Khlong Pho 2, Sala Thammasop, Thawi Watthana, Bangkok 10170, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)89 200 2803
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Thai Human Imagery Museum

The Thai Human Imagery Museum is the work of artist Duangkaew Phityakornsilp and his team, who spent over 10 years painstakingly creating the eerily life-like wax and fibre-glass figures that decorate the halls. Each depicts, with astonishing realism, scenes from Thai life and culture, such as farm labourers, slaves, chess players, even a man reading a Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Monday–Friday from 9am to 5.30pm, Saturday–Sunday from 8.30am to 6pm
  • Location: 43/2 Moo 1, Ratchachonee Rd. KM.31, T.Khun Kaeo, Nakhon Pathom 73120, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)94 350 1230
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Jesada Technik Museum

Jesada Car Museum, or Jesada Technik Museum, is a large private collection of vintage rare cars and motorbikes in Nakhon Pathom, a small town around 39km west of central Bangkok. The museum was founded by Thai businessman Jesada Deshsakulrith, whose passion for automobile history and heritage led him to collect more than 500 vehicles, most of Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 9am to5 pm (closed on Mondays)
  • Location: 100 Moo 2 Ngio Rai, Nakorn Chaisri, Nakon Pathom 73120, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)34 339 468
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Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson House is the former home of the late James H.W. Thompson, an American businessman who dedicated over 30 years of his life to reviving Thai silk in the 1950s. The lovely garden-enclosed compound sits on the bank of the Saen Saeb Canal and houses 6 traditional Thai teakwood houses transported from Ayutthaya and Ban Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 6pm
  • Location: 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Road, Wang Mai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 216 7368
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Baan Kamthieng House Museum

Baan Kamthieng House Museum is a renovated teak house just beside Asoke, one of the busiest junctions on Sukhumvit. Even though it’s surrounded by towering hotels, condos and malls, the museum’s setting makes you feel like you’re in a northern Thai village rather than the middle of a bustling city. There are plenty of interesting displays Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday–Saturdays from 9am to 5pm (closed on Sundays and Mondays)
  • Location: 131 Asok Montri Rd, Khlong Toei, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 661 6470
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Madame Tussauds Bangkok

Madame Tussauds Bangkok at Siam Discovery Center is where you can explore exhibits of lifelike wax figures, most of which you can touch, hug, play with, and even kiss. Imagine taking a selfie with an A-list celebrity like Vin Diesel or Jackie Chan, practising Kung Fu with Bruce Lee, walking the red carpet with Angelina Jolie, Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 8pm
  • Location: 6th Floor, Siam Discovery, 989 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 658 0060
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M.R. Kukrit’s House

M.R. Kukrit’s House is a cluster of 5 teakwood houses raised on stilts in traditional Thai style, all connected by a wooden corridor. Rather than completing them all in one go, he bought the houses from various parts of central Thailand and re-assembled them on-site, a process that took over 20 years to complete. Each house Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 4pm
  • Location: 19 Narathiwat Soi 7, Yannawa, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 286 8185
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Tilleke and Gibbins' Museum of Counterfeit Goods?

Law firm Tilleke and Gibbins' Museum of Counterfeit Goods exhibits piles of counterfeit goods accumulated over years of raids on behalf of their clients. The museum was established in 1989 to educate people and encourage them to see beyond the cheap prices. When walking around the museum there are plenty of unexpected goods among T-shirts and Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Monday at 2pm and Thursday at 10am (open by appointment only)
  • Location: Tilleke & Gibbins, Supalai Grand Tower, 1011 Rama 3 Road, Yannawa, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 056 5548
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Museum of Floral Culture

The Museum of Floral Culture is dedicated to the history and techniques of floral arrangements in weddings and religious ceremonies, official occasions and royal events. It was founded by Thai floral artist Sakul Intakul, who proudly displays a large collection of rare photos, drawings and personal creations used and exhibited in Thailand and many renowned international Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 10am to 6pm (closed on Mondays)
  • Location: 315 Samsen Rd. Soi 28, Yaek Ongkarak 13, Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 669 3633
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Bangkok National Gallery

The Bangkok National Gallery mainly focuses on Thai artists, starting in the 17th century and working forwards. The garden and courtyard areas usually display some interesting sculptures. The special collection building is at the back of the courtyard with art from home and abroad – everything from painting to prints and installations. Without extensive knowledge of Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Wednesday–Sunday from 9am to 4pm (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Location: 4 Chao Fa Rd, Chana Songkhram, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 281 2224
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Philatelic (Stamp) Museum

The Philatelic (Stamp) Museum is a popular stop for budding stamp enthusiasts in Bangkok. It shows how the postal service developed in Thailand, exhibiting Thai and foreign stamps dating back to 1881 when the first Thai stamps were made in London using woodblock prints. Stamps and accessories are available to buy at very reasonable prices. History and art enthusiasts may also enjoy it, but bring a magnifying glass – up close, each stamp is a paper-thin slice of history and a miniature work of art.  For more serious philatelists, there is an interesting collection of stamp books in Thai and foreign languages on display at the museum's library.

  • Opening Hours: Wednesday–Sunday from 8.30am to 4.30pm (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Location: 2 Phahonyothin Rd, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 271 2439

Prasart Museum

Prasart Museum is an eclectic assembly of buildings that are replicas of influential Thai palaces, houses and royal residences. Some date as far back as the Ayutthaya period. Highlights include the Red Palace, a recreation of a Thai-style teak house that King Rama I built for his sister in 1784, and a colonial-style mansion dating back to the 19th century. Set in a lush tropical garden, it also serves as a centre of education and research for those interested in Thai antiquities. Pieces from the Ayutthaya and early Rattanakosin periods are on display, including several Sukhothai Buddha images, and items of furniture.

  • Opening Hours: Friday–Sunday from 10am to 3pm (closed from Mondays to Thursdays)
  • Location: 4A Krungthep Kritha, Soi 4, Hua Mak, Bang Kapi, Bangkok 10240, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 379 3601
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Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall

Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall is dedicated to the history of Bangkok's royal city, locally known as Rattanakosin Island. Through 9 display rooms showcasing a series of film, music, and computer displays, the museum’s Nitas Rattanakosin exhibit conveys stories in many aspects of the Rattanakosin era. An observation room and café occupy the top floor, where you can Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 9am to 5pm (closed on Mondays)
  • Location: 100 Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Wat Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 621 0044
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Royal Barges Museum

The Royal Barges Museum displays 8 of Thailand’s most unique and stunning vessels, the Royal Barges. These boats a reserved for auspicious ceremonies and state occasions like the very rare Royal Barge Procession and have only made an appearance on the water about 16 times in the last 65 years. You can easily find the Royal Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 5pm
  • Location: 80/1 Rim Khlong Bangkok Noi Arun Amarin, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 424 0004
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Royal Thai Air Force Museum

The Royal Thai Air Force Museum was established in 1952 to preserve not only military aircraft but also equipment from the beginning of aviation. It has a small but interesting plane collection, including one-of-a-kind Hawk 3 fighters. Covering the entire history of Thai Aviation since the very first double-winged planes, about 30 aeroplanes are displayed inside Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 8am to 4pm (closed on Mondays)
  • Location: 171 Paholyothin Road, Don Mueang, Bangkok 10210, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 534 1853
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Silpa Bhirasri Memorial & Museum

Silpa Bhirasri Memorial & Museum is dedicated to an Italian-born sculptor who first came to Thailand in 1923 to work for the Department of Fine Arts. He's regarded as the father of modern art in Thailand, and his works are on display in public places throughout the city. Many iconic and impressive landmarks and monuments were cast by his able hands, and some of his best-known works include the Democracy Monument and statues of King Taksin, King Rama I and King Rama VI. His memorial at Silapakorn University displays his paintings and sculptures as well as works of his pupils, including famous painters Fua Haripitak, Khien Yimsiri and Saway Tantisuk.

  • Opening Hours: Wednesday–Sunday from 9am to 4pm (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Location: Fine Arts Department, Silpakorn University, 31 Na Phra Lan Rd, Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 223 6162
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Suan Pakkad Palace

Suan Pakkad Palace in Ratchathewi occupies a well-tended tropical garden with serene ponds surrounding 8 traditional Thai houses, each of which displays fine arts, antiques and oddities belonging to Prince and Princess Chumbhot. The architectural centrepieces at Suan Pakkad Palace are the 4 Thai teak houses between the front of the palace and the garden – Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 4pm
  • Location: 352-354 Si Ayutthaya Road, Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 245 4934
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Thai Film Museum

Thai Film Museum, founded in 1984 by historian and former chief archivist Dome Sukwong, has a surprisingly rich collection considering its modest size. The museum is divided into several rooms packed with all kinds of movie equipment, ranging from the shooting, montage, double over, cartoon making, ticketing and projection of the movie itself. The star of Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 10am to 6pm (closed on Mondays)
  • Location: 94 Moo 3 Phutthamonthon Sai 5 Road, Salaya, Phutthamonthon, Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 482 2013
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Thai Labour Museum

The Thai Labour Museum, located next to Makkasan Train Station, was originally the Railway Police Station. In this discreet, single-storey building, a very important story is told, one that is often sad or shocking. Before becoming the easy-going country it is today, and just like most developing countries, workers only had basic rights, if any, and Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Wednesday–Sunday from 10am to 4pm (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Location: Ratchathewi Road, Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 251 3173
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