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4, Sanam Chai Road | Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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All reviews thai history interactive exhibits temporary exhibition great for kids student card audio guide all ages wat pho beautiful building admission fee non thai grand palace tha tien souvenir shop three hours rainy day air conditioned
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We spent about 3 hours in this lovely museum and we found very interesting this introduction to the Thainess culture and a bit to the history of Thailand.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank derieszter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The theme of the museum is Thainess and what makes Thailand. Spread over three floors the exhibits help you gain an understanding of Thai history, the key influencers and how it's culture has developed. In the same area as the Wat Pho and Grand Palace,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Graham L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For over 20 years we come to Thailand to work, to conferences, for vacation, to visit friends. And we have been saddened to see what we love disappear. This expo called "What is Thainess" addresses that very issue. First the details of the cultural identity...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank happy9710
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly I think this place is a little bit “fancy” for a museum: beautiful, modern, with a coffee shop and a souvenir shop at 1st floor. But the more you discover this place, the more excited you are. You will know more about Thai history,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank trang_dh
Reviewed January 5, 2019

The museum is an alternative attraction to the Wat Pho and Grand Palace,but it gives a thought for Thai-Siam culture of "Thainess" - nation,king and politeness,with the building in teak style wood adding to the culture. Compared with the other very busy attractions it is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank blackpoolsteve2015
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Only 50 baht for students with a student card! Very interactive and a fun way to learn about Thai culture. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sallymonsbourgh
Reviewed November 12, 2018

My 7 year old son had so much fun learning about Thailand in the 'Decoding Thainess' theme. They has audio guide which is good for my little independent learner. Great interactive exhibition. Nice workers. Relaxing old building and big yard tucked in the busy street...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ariyaporn S
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

I was amazed to visit the place as I love history, culture, linguistics and arts. This place represents all of the these of Thailand. If you want to know about Thailand I recommend to visit there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shahnewaj85
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

This was one of the top 3 museums that we visited in South East Asia. On our second trip to Thailand ( travelled to Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar) this was a welcome learning experience about what is thainess. This is a very hands on interactive museum...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank LoveToXcountry
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

This very nice old building hosts a surprisingly modern museum that focuses on the “Thainess” concept. What is Thai? What is not? There s of course no answer to this but the museum brings many information to solve the equation. Although nothing is discussed in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 4, 2018|
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Response from JMGeneva | Reviewed this property |
OpenIng 10AM and closing 6PM Tuesday-Sunday. Note that entrance is free after 4PM (at least on Sunday’s)
July 5, 2017|
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Response from Danny U | Reviewed this property |
It has reopened now and is very modern with excellent object and nicely designed rooms
Travel Forum Posts
Lausanne, Switzerland
Museum of Siam and Dusit Palace Park (0 Replies)
Hello! I am due to visit Bangkok for 3 days on my way towards Singapore at the beginning of June. I would be curious to know if the Museum of Siam will be reliably reopened by that time: does anyone has this information? My other question concerns the Dusit Park. Is it still interesting to go there while the Vimanmek Mansion is closed? And can one get there? Many thanks in advance!
February 26, 2017|
Adelaide, Australia
What do you think about this Trip. (7 Replies)
Local Bangkok Tour 08.00 Pick up at hotel and leave by public transportation (Taxi, Sky train, Boat etc) 08.30 Visit Golden Buddha Temple (Wat Trimit; the Largest Golden Buddha Image in the World) 09.00 Walk to China Town, visit Chinese Village and local Market names Sam Peng Market 10.00 Visit Flower Market, Pak Klong Talad 10.30 Visit Wat Pho, Reclining Buddha Temple 11.30 Take long tail boat along Chao Praya River and Thonburi Canal (Stop at Taling Chan Floating Market for local...More
July 07, 2008|
Response fromfreddy45|
Is this with one of the guides recommended in this forum? Is it 1000 per person or for a group? Going with a local certainly enhances the experience but I would only do it with someone who was recommended.
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Children's Discovery Museum or Museum of Siam for kids? (2 Replies)
I am wondering which is more worth visiting with 9- and 11-year-olds - the newly renovated Children's Discovery Museum, or the Museum of Siam? The former seems interesting but I am not sure if it's more suitable for younger kids. We are also planning to visit the National Museum of Science during our trip. Appreciate any advice! Thanks!!
April 17, 2015|
Response fromCassnu|
Pretty sure the Children's Discovery Museum is not open - check first. For a fun place to visit look at Kidzania, my kids loved it and the Rice Barge Tour which includes a khlong tour is really fun as well.