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Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles

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Address: Na Phra Lan Rd | Ratsadakorn-Bhibhathana Building, The Grand Palace, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 2 225 9420
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Located to the right of the visitors’ entrance to the Grand Palace, the...
Located to the right of the visitors’ entrance to the Grand Palace, the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles collects, displays, preserves, and serves as a centre for textiles from East, South, and Southeast Asia with an emphasis on Thailand and its royal court. The QSMTembodies Her Majesty’s efforts to preserve Thailand’s textile artsfor future generations. Exhibitions change periodically
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A great lesson on silk and Thai fabric.

I liked the lessons they gave on silk quality and manufacturing. Before I would have thought any silk would do until I visited this place. After finding out that the knots in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

How I wish you were allowed to take photos of the beautiful garments...! The museum gives you a good insight into how silk is made. I asked the ladies busy weaving silk how to know I'm buying the real thing and they were very helpful and informative. The queen's dresses have an almost surreal 3D quality to them. I suspect... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I liked the lessons they gave on silk quality and manufacturing. Before I would have thought any silk would do until I visited this place. After finding out that the knots in a strand are all important I never looked at silk to same way. The textile exhibits are really cool. It even gives a nod to Jim Thompson the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nice little museum near Wat Phra Kaew. You can learn about the royal family, see the Queen's outfits across the past few decades, including beautiful garments embroidered with beetle wings. They also have an interactive room where you can see how silk is harvested that is kid friendly. Air conditioning felt great. Gift shop is lovely too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It would be easy to miss this relatively tiny museum while visiting the Grand Palace, but it would be a mistake. The collection of dresses is small but very interesting and well-curated. The other attractions are worth a quick look. The admission is included with your ticket to the Palace, and the air conditioning is an added bonus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A close look on fabrics and workmanship of top sewing skills involved in making the queens' dresses....some of the dresses value probably could feed an entire village.. Video showing how patterns were applied to different cuts was very interesting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

When you are on a visit to The Grand Palace, you can spare some time nearly one hour or so for this. It has a collection of Queen's dresses worn by her on various occasions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a good place to spend about an hour or so where you can see collection of clothes the queen has worn over the years for different official occasionsl

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Tucked just inside the main gate on the right is a delightful exhibition of some of the Queen's dresses she wore on her overseas trip to Europe and the USA. She used the best of Thai craftsmen and women to weave silken material which French designers such as Balmain made into beautiful gowns with Thai style. Well presented but unfortunately... More 

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PraeArch, Public Relations Manager at Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing on Tripadvisor. The another half of the exhibition will open soon in June. The exhibition at our museum will renew every two years approximately. If you come back to Thailand, don't miss our museum! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This attraction can hardly be called a museum. if encompasses a lot of official gowns used by the Queen, demonstrating that she is committed to use clothes that honor the Thai traditional way of dressing. Ok, but is not a remarkably attraction. The building is beautiful - modern, with a very strong air conditioner (in Thailand it is important. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It would be easy to miss this little museum as it is just inside the main gate to the Grand Palace but don't miss it - it is very interesting and helped me to understand a little more of the Silk industry of Thailand and the important input from the queen to reviving a national industry.

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