Baan Kudichin Museum

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Baan Kudichin Museum
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aandlkch
Kuching, Malaysia292 contributions
Couples
Google Maps helped us find this museum as it is hidden in a small soi off to one side of the church, but we thought it was worth finding. It seems a surprise to find a Portuguese community in the midst of the city of Bangkok!

The exhibits show a wide range of family furniture and belongings across generations. We found it particularly interesting as we have visited Portugal several times. Also the exhibits included many personal items from the owner's time in London, where we used to live.

A well-curated collection, well worth seeking out. Afterwards you can sit in the garden and relax with a coffee or a cold drink.
Written February 17, 2020
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ontheroadmaryg
London, Canada148 contributions
Our private guide took us through the Portuguese old quarters of Bangkok. Such a unique and off the beaten path. Not touristy at all. This museum/restaurant is a key stop in any tour of this area. Lovely cool courtyard, great stop for a drink. The museum is within this old villa and has lots of interesting artifacts .
Written April 6, 2020
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FennyGrochocki
Dubai, United Arab Emirates121 contributions
A lovely place to cool down and relax after walking around the Kudhichin community. It was an old Portuguese house that being converted into cafe and souvenir store located on 1st floor and free entry for museum that located on 2nd floor.
Written December 1, 2019
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Fly high
Colombo, Sri Lanka531 contributions
Solo
Loved this museum during a visit to Bangkok’s Portuguese Qtr. The Museum is located along a tiny Soi adjacent to Santa Cruz Church. It has been set up by a family whose ancestors are the original Portuguese settlers in this location. The museum has lots of interesting historical facts about the arrival of Portuguese to Siam and their influence in present day Thailand which is fascinating. You’ll be surprised to know that somethings considered quintessentially “Thai” was actually introduced. The museum also houses a lovely cafe with indoor and outdoor seating and serves some traditional eats. Great way to take a break. The souvenir shop has lots of interesting locally made handicraft at very reasonable prices. Because the museum is free to enter its nice way to give something back to support the upkeep.
Written October 23, 2019
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elefantedaindia
Bonn, Germany125 contributions
Friends
The Baan Kudichin Museum is a hidden diamond for all who are interested in Portuguese culture and the memories of 500 years of portuguese influence in Thailand, religiously and culinarily.
Please take a look to the nice Santa Cruz Church in this christian neighbourhood. From here, you always can visit the Bairro da Conceição, which has a statue of Maria, Mater Domini de Fátima, donated by Dom Duarte de Portugal.
Written September 23, 2019
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Jo M
46 contributions
Solo
This free-entrance museum was set up by a local Kudichin family and tells both the story of the local area, particularly the Portuguese influence, and the life of a former Kudichin owner of the house, who was educated in England.

The museum is easily reached on foot from Memorial Bridge river boat pier (see my walking map) including the Santa Cruz church and includes an interesting riverside walk with local wooden houses. The small alleyways in the area are perfectly safe and very quiet and a joy to explore, with a few coffee and ice cream houses to provide refreshments.

The museum has a very beautiful relaxing garden, coffee shop serving a limited range of tasty drinks and desserts, and a souvenir shop. There is a bakery nearby that sells the local delicacy of Portuguese buns (not egg tarts). The museum staff are very friendly, helpful and speak excellent English and are always available to answer your questions about the local area.

Highly recommended for a whole afternoon's exploration. Don't miss it if you want a break from from the usual hectic tourist sites in Bangkok.
Written March 17, 2017
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Oudyoudy
Bangkok, Thailand1,584 contributions
Friends
This is a old town in Bangkok on the Thonburi side. Mostly they are the Christian and do the bakery as the original recipe more than 100 years.
Written January 31, 2019
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cinbkk
Bangkok, Thailand2,007 contributions
Friends
Set in an almost 100-year old house in the Kudichin community, this little museum shows some of the 500 years of Portuguese history in Thailand. Most of the house is kept the original style with the possessions of the last owner. There's a small shop with nice t-shirts and other souvenirs, and a coffee shop with affordable coffee and pricey cold drinks. The museum runs on volunteers, so a financial contribution and/or the purchase of souvenirs or drinks is in order.
Written December 19, 2018
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Bolomenino
Singapore186 contributions
Family
This is a great museum if you are interested in Eurasian culture. The Portuguese went to Bangkok as soldiers for the Siamese kings a few centuries ago. Many of them settled down and married local women. These Portuguese descendants, unlike the Portuguese Eurasians in Macau, Goa, Singapore and Melaka, were encouraged to change their surnames and become Thai. However, many of them are still fervent Catholics.

Come here and have a chat with people around the neighbourhood! The museum has a nice cafe which serves 'Sappayak' which is a Eurasian snack. Very much like the susi buns of the Portuguese Eurasians in Melaka.

Relax at the corner graced by a statue of Our Lady of Fatima. The walls behind the statue is made of Portuguese azulejo tiles.

There is also a souvenir booth which sells items related to the museum.

Around the corner is the Portuguese Santa Cruz Church.

Also try the 'kanom farang' which is available at the nearby Thanusingha Cafe. The owner uses a 500-year-old recipe handed down by the owner's great-great grandfather.
Written December 14, 2018
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Sarah R
Vienna, Austria12 contributions
Sweet little museum in an interesting catholic neighbourhood. Only worth the visit if you happen to be in the area.
Written September 17, 2018
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