Naval Museum

Naval Museum, Samut Prakan

Naval Museum
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
For something different
Apr 2019
For something different, try this repository of naval battles, uniforms and and weapons. Upstairs is an exhibition of royal barges, and on the 3rd floor special exhibits of different war battles
Written September 8, 2019
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gordonj258
Blackpool, UK6,502 contributions
Naval museum
Mar 2019 • Solo
Opposite the Naval Academy, go via the BTS to the stop of the same name. I guess this is massively interesting to a navy buff. There was no one else in the museum when I was there, not even a guide to explain anything. For me it was OK. I was more interested in understanding the history rather than looking at the many artefacts. As the vast amount of text is not unsurprisingly in Thai, the interest somewhat waned. There are some interesting things to look at so if in the area it is worth a call in, don't make a special trip. Free admission.
Written March 5, 2019
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Ian Black
Greater London, UK1,307 contributions
Good but needs a re-vamp
Dec 2016 • Solo
I went along December 2016
I had seen this museum on Google maps so went along.
Free entry and when I went the place was empty of other visitors.
There is plenty to see and history of the Thai navy to read about.
The place could do with more exhibits I think and a re-fresh but still free entry so not all bad.
I did enjoy my visit all the same
Written March 5, 2017
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bmike424
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
Truly Amazing for a Naval or Maritime History Fan!
Dec 2016 • Family
Anyone who loves naval or maritime history would enjoy this museum. I went with my family right when they opened on a Wednesday morning. They have some amazing exhibits dating back over 150 years, including intact river boats used by 19th century kings, a variety of historical navigation and measurement equipment, torpedoes, canons and guns, and lots more . Most displays are not in English, but the docent was able to provide an explanation in English for many of the items.
Written December 20, 2016
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RoyK
Bacoor, Philippines126 contributions
Disappointing, Not Worth Going
Mar 2016 • Solo
After the high of the Royal Thai Air Force Museum, the Royal Thai Navy Museum was a big, big letdown. The space they have is impressive, with a large open area out in front and then a large three-story building housing and a two-story building housing their equipment and weapons. But most of these were unlabeled, and if they were labeled, they were in Thai, so you have no idea what you are looking at.

Just a lot of old stuff and Scale Models. No full scale mock up or obsolete/excess Harpoon missiles that I was expecting, or old Aspide missile launchers. Which is too bad because Thailand does have a pretty good Navy, they even had an Aircraft Carrier once upon a time. I guess that in Thailand, just like in the Philippines, the Air Force has much better presentation than the Navy. Just kidding, Philippine Navy people (not).

There was a Weapons Room that was sort of halfway interesting, but it was LOCKED, and I didn’t bother asking the people there to open it anymore. I wouldn’t recommend anybody going there, at least until they fix it to better standards. And if possible, I want the 45 minutes or so of my life that I wasted there, plus the money I spent.

The museum is located along Sukhumvit Road in the Mueang Samut Prakan District. You can go down the last BTS Station as of March 2016 which is Bearing, and then look for a Taxi who knows about it.
Written March 24, 2016
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