Bank of Thailand Museum

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john b
Brisbane, Australia7 contributions
Interesting but a little unnerving
Jan 2020
Only the new museum is open. Unusual experience. Sign in to get a tour of the vaults where you can see the history of Thai money and commerce. You are watched every step of the way.. of course we wanted to see the old building but as already mentioned it is closed.
Written June 15, 2020
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Keith22jukjuk
Bangkok, Thailand158 contributions
Not open and no way to find out when and if it'll re-open
Jan 2020
I visited this gorgeous former palace about a month ago and was told by angry guards at the front gate that it's closed to the public. Across the street is the rather new Bank of Thailand Museum, but how we can visit this masterpiece and the adjacent Devavesm Palace is a grand mystery.
I can find no reliable website that gives accurate, up-to-date information on architectural and historical places in the capital which are great but not so famous.
To wit, today, I visited Varadis - another former royal mansion which is now a museum. I was treated very rudely by several staff members, from cooks to a custodian to some manager type, who barked at me that "no foreigners are allowed."
I asked how a museum can be closed to people who love to learn, and got nothing but babble in response.
Written January 15, 2020
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natjareec
Seattle41 contributions
Great museum, great view of the river.
Jan 2018 • Friends
This museum is a wonderful surprise in the older and quieter part of Bangkok. It was tastefully designed and well executed. The architecture is outstanding. The flow of tour is nicely planned. They even have the world’s first minted coin from Lydia on display! They do a good job telling stories of Thai financial history. They really make financial language fun for all the people.
I love how they put the museum in the very heart of the Learning Center. Cool idea. Old and new are blended in good balance.
Walk the ground to admire outdoor space. Relax after the tour in the coffee shop. It offers million-dollar view like all five-star hotel along the river with fraction of the price.
Everything was very well thought of.
Written February 1, 2018
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Narain C
Bangkok96 contributions
a quick detour from crowded touristy spot, this place give you a nice view of Chaopraya river with classic neo-Thai bldg
Jan 2018 • Family
if you're getting bored with those crowded tourist spots in BKK, this place might be right for you. It is a 1-2 hr detour, you can have a nice view of Chaopraya river and the classic neo-Thai architecture. You will learn about the history of the place and a flash of 100-year back of Thai history.

Note that the tour has to be reserved ahead, and not sure they provide English-language or not.
Written January 27, 2018
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Tal L
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States44 contributions
Beautiful grounda and building!
Sep 2015
What a treat to visit this historic building on the river. Beautifully maintained in interiors and lovely gardens. Great presentation of BOT history and the history of money. Audioguide in English is a plus, too! Take a peek into a truly grand gem of architecture. Museum is only open on Saturdays, so plan accordingly.
Written September 7, 2015
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RonDavey
Ft. Lauderdale155 contributions
An Interesting Museum To Visit
Sep 2015 • Solo
I had tried to visit this museum last year only to be told that it was closed until 2015 so my trip this year I gave it another try and am glad I did. Some things I learned and you should know before visiting. Evidently during the week you need to email them in advance ( I was told a week in advance) to make reservations to tour the museum. It has working offices during the week so advance touring arrangements are required. Personally if I was just in Bangkok a couple of days and hadn't made advance reservations I would attempt to see it anyway but do not be surprised if you are turned away at the guard gate. They have just started opening it up for visits on Saturdays with no prior arrangements. You can just walk up to the guard shack and they direct you to the museum entrance. They ask that you be respectful, have your shoulders covered and no shorts but I think this is also more strictly enforced during the week. I was in shorts but had brought pants in my pack. They let me in in shorts and nothing was said. I took it upon myself to ask about the long pants and said I had some and you could tell they preferred I changed to them, which I did. A representative asks for an ID which they hold during your visit. Then you are taken to a desk where you are set up with an audio guide and they direct you where to start. You can go at you own pace. The museum is free. They even have free postcards which, once you fill out and address, they will send them for free. The tour itself is very good covering coins from the beginning and notes right up to the present. I would plan for about 2 hrs to see everything. The hours on Saturday are 9:30 to 4:00. I took the riverboat up to see it which is quite economical and is an excellent form of transportation. If you go the river route you the museum is in between the Rama 8 Bridge and Tha Thewet Pier. I got off at Tha Thewet Pier and waked back to it. The walk from this pier is about 25-30 minutes to the museum entrance. If you have the time and are interested in the monetary system of Thailand I would definitely visit this place. If possible, visiting it on Saturdays is less complicated.
Written September 5, 2015
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updog247
Melbourne Beach, FL242 contributions
Call to arrange a visit
Feb 2015 • Solo
After being told I needed to dress properly ( long pants) I returned the next day to visit but was told I had to call for an appointment first. Their website is www.bot.or.th. I have emailed them to request a tour and will let you know if I will be allowed in. I just wanted to inform anyone who was just going to show up like I did. The building looks beautiful from the outside.
Written February 19, 2015
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RonDavey
Ft. Lauderdale155 contributions
Don't Plan To Visit This Place Until 2015
Nov 2014 • Solo
I recently decided to go up to this place to see tour it. The reviews were good and it sounded very interesting. I walked to the river to take the river boat up to the closest pier. I could see the building as we past it on the river. After getting off at t he closest pier I walked approximately 15 minutes to the gate. You have to present a ID which they keep while in there. At the guard shack where I was to give them my ID I was told it was closed until next year but was unable to pin them down any better on a date. The suggested I go on their website for information which I probably should have done before staring up there. I really would like to see it so will probably try again on a future trip. At least I know where it is now and how to get t here.
Written November 14, 2014
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Chen_mei_ling
Beijing, China17 contributions
Like the old europe building
Aug 2014 • Friends
I and my friend intent to travel in BKK by boat, but once I saw the good looking old good looking in europe style. We want to see this place, so we visited this place. Feel very good to come to this place.
Written August 4, 2014
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Humble70
Melbourne, Australia102 contributions
Wonderful piece of history
May 2014 • Solo
another amazing place with character and depth !
very old and traditional building still operating as a bank and on a supberb location of the river bank.

something different and beautifully maintained!
a must see if you appreciate culture and fine art.
Written June 5, 2014
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