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“Amazing place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Siriraj Medical Museum

Siriraj Medical Museum
Siriraj Hospital, 2 Wang Lang Rd. | Siriraj, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
+6624192619
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Ranked #23 of 218 Attractions in Bangkok
4.0 of 5 stars 184 Reviews
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Mount Gambier, Australia
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“Amazing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

What an incredible museum! The place is old and deteriorating but with very very good exhibits that I have never seen elsewhere including sections through dead bodies and preserved corpses of murderers and rapists. Very confronting was the section on birth defects with many tiny baby bodies preserved in jars shows horrific birth defects and in particular all types of conjoined or Siamese twins. A very educational tour and quite a challenge to find the 4 museums on this site.

Visited January 2014
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“Look Inside People's Bodies and Learn!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

very interesting place, its in a rather old slightly badly maintained looking building which adds to the eeriness of the place. High ceilings and long wooden stair case winds up into the Anatomical Museum. Inside are cross sections of various body parts or full bodies. They have been worked on with extremely high precision showing all the details well maintained. Its very interesting to see what the insdide of the body looks like.

There are also various skulls and skeletons, one skeleton is of a guy around 7 ft tall.

Another case shows full bodies laid out and preserved with sections cut to see inside them.

There is another room with rows of shelves with glass boxes containing siamese babies, most before they were born - some very disturbing looking, such as joined bu the brain sharing one large eye etc etc.

Visitors have left toys and candies for some of the babies and children as a nice gesture and which adds to the sadness of the display.

Well worth visiting, its highly interesting, take the boat along chow phraya river to wan lang. was free on the day we went.

Visited January 2014
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Hobart, Australia
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“Confronting but Fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Do I take the teenage daughter? Hell yes! Finding it is tricky as there are only occasional blue signs. At the Anatomy and Pre history museum they will send you on with equally vague directions then head into the completely unsigned building, sign in to the book and head upstairs. It is approx 200 baht. All signage and most case notes are in Thai so you could take a med student as a guide. The sexual reproduction section has preserved babies new born and
Prem (real bottled) with all manner of deformities and even an illegal abortion which is shocking. In a nutshell my 13 year old was shocked, disgusted, fascinated but educated by these displays. She did not have nightmares as she threatened but decided against a future career as a doctor. Oops. Later as she digested what she had seen she asked excellent questions. Don't wrap your teens in cotton wool, This is a must for all. Don't eat before hand:-)

Visited January 2014
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“Rare and knowledgable experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Interesting place but not a easy find location. It was located inside Siriraj Hospital but there is always a sign board to point to the location.
There is not every hospital in every country providing a place with such educating and interesting,
All the excitement can only be found out when saw it. But for those who do not enjoy the meaning of the museum. They will find it disgusting. For those who appreciated, will enjoy the journey of this tour.

Visited December 2013
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“Interesting and disturbing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This was the oddest, most gruesome attraction I had been to. It was actually quite interesting. A lot of the text is in Thai which was a little annoying. I think it was 200 baht per person which was a little pricey by Thai standards. The museum isn't huge but I'm sure you could spend an hour here.


It wasn't the easiest to find - there are signs but they are not very noticeable, and Google Maps led us to the wrong place. You're better off asking someone for directions once you reach the hospital.

Visited November 2013
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