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National Museum Bangkok


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National Museum Bangkok

Museum Details:
  • Location:Na Pha That Road, between Sanamluang and the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok 10200 Situated between Thammasat University and National Theatre and opposite the Grand Park Sanamluang.
  • Telephone: 02 224 1404 02 224 1333
  • Hours:  9.00 am to 4.00 pm Wednesday to Sunday,Closed Monday, Tueday & national holidays
The National Museum Bangkok is a must see tourist attraction:
  • Firstly, the Museum houses Thailand’s largest and finest collection of Thailand art, including the collection of antiquities from the period of King Mongkut (1851-1868, that famous king from “ the King and I ”).
  • Secondly, the Museum is actually comprised of a series of buildings and structures, many of which are both historically important and architecturally significant. These include, Siwamokhapiman Hall which now houses the Thai History Gallery but which originally was built by the Prince Successor to Rama I, Buddhaisawan Chapel built in 1787 to house the Buddha image '' Phra Buddhasihing '',The Red House, made of teak and the home of the elder sister of Rama I, Issarawinitchai Hall which was the audience hall of the Palace of the Prince Successor and which now houses temporary special exhibitions, Pritsadang Bhimuk Hall which now houses the old weapons collection of the Museum and thre residence of the second King of Rama IV, King Pin Klao. The collection of important buildings is interesting for its history as well as the architecture styles.
  • The Museum is very large, and is best viewed over a series of visits. However, those visitors with limited time would be best to concentrate on viewing the historic buildings, and the displays in the galleries of the Phra Wiman, the Ayutthaya and Sukhothai art of the North Wing and the Dvaravati and Lopburi art of the South Wing.
  • Read here to learn more about the art collection at the National Museum Bangkok..
  • Read here to learn more about the historic buildings of National Museum Bangkok..


The History & Art Exhibitions To See At The National Museum Bangkok

  • There are 7 periods and themes about Thailand Thai art during the past 2000 years. In addition there have been regional themes at different periods in some, in some and not all, of the regions that today make the Thailand Nation. All these are in exhibitions at National Museum Bangkok. There are 7 periods and themes about Thailand Thai art during the past 2000 years. In addition there have been regional themes at different periods in some, in some and not all, of the regions that today make the Thailand Nation. All these are in exhibitions at National Museum Bangkok.