Royal Barges National Museum

Royal Barges National Museum, Bangkok: Hours, Address, Royal Barges National Museum Reviews: 4/5

Royal Barges National Museum

Royal Barges National Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The museum is home to the ornately decorated boats used in State ceremonies.
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Libby in Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH1,037 contributions
Beautiful barges!
Feb 2020
This is worth about half an hour once you get there. The barges a very impressive . There is a short movie you can watch to explain about the barges. There is not a lot to see, but what they have is impressive.
Written March 14, 2020
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davidpost1970
Queenstown, New Zealand34 contributions
Bangkok’s best kept secret?
Feb 2020 • Couples
If the pomp and splendor of the Bangkok royal palace is of your liking, then the Royal Barges Museum is a must go in my opinion. It contains 10 or so enormous barges. All covered with ornaments and a huge pile of gold. All very accessible and with good interpretations in English. Reaching the museum is a bit of a hustle: it lays a bit hidden. A bit strange for a museum with such a grand collection. But the walk for 10 minutes through the warren of alleyways leading to the museum gives you the opportunity to see how ordinary people in Bangkok live. At some point you’ll reach a nondescript doorway, sufficiently signposted that you’ve arrived.
Written February 12, 2020
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David A
Virginia Beach, VA278 contributions
Amazing barges
Jan 2020
Spend an hour viewing 8 of Thailand’s Royal barges in a splendid river front setting.Some really spectacular art and sculpture on these beautiful vessels. Recommend you access from the river rather than the “ back door “ that our guide chose.
Written January 9, 2020
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Waleed Lohwithee
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution
My Home town
Mar 2019
Excitement of Thai historical art. with the Royal Barge used by our king. So proud and wishing all of you would have experience with the close looking in one life time.
Written January 4, 2020
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Denis H
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg355 contributions
Royal Barges
Nov 2019
In fact we didn't visit the museum (which was even closed at that time if I remember well) but took the opportunity to see the barges outside during the whole period of the Royal Coronation Ceremony 2019 - Exhibition on The Royal Capital Circumambulation via the Royal Barge Procession.
The Barges are really beautiful and at the end we were glad to see them under open sky and not in a closed building.
We would have liked to see the Barges on the Chao Phraya... must have been really awesome!
Written January 2, 2020
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flyingdoc1
Emsworth, UK535 contributions
Royal barges
Dec 2019
This museum provides amazing detail of the royal barges, but far better is to see them out in full swing on the Chao Phraya. This week is the full river procession with the new King, with no fewer than 52 barges, all manned by rowers from the Royal Thai Navy, in the most impressive procession imaginable!
Written December 10, 2019
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trap39
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK64 contributions
Warning "Temporary closure"
Nov 2019
This museum has been closed from July 2019 as it prepares for the Royal Barge Procession later this year. I have been twice recently. The first time there was a piece of paper saying that the museum would reopen on November 6th. I returned on 8th November, after travelling, to find a new piece of paper saying that it won't now reopen until December 19th. This is because the Procession, that was due in late October, has itself been postponed to 12th December. (With 50+ barges and the last ceremony to mark the coronation of the new king this should be impressive and well worth finding a vantage spot on the river).
Note there are signs to guide you through a ramshackle village, if you are walking to the museum, from the end of the closest bridge over the river.
Written November 8, 2019
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Dougie
Salmiya, Kuwait142 contributions
Fantastic Small Museum for all
May 2019 • Couples
Well worth while, we managed to get our longtail boat tour to drop us there. Amazing small museum just with the dozen beautiful barges and a bit of information on them very well presented.
Written May 31, 2019
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Merl R
St. Pete Beach, FL36 contributions
Bangkok Museums Royal Barge
May 2019 • Couples
I finally made it to this out of the way museum that displays 5 or so of the 50+ royal barges. Very impressive indeed and they are still undergoing renovation for the fall festivities. It is about a 10 minute walk from the public ferry through a ramshackle village. You will think you are lost. Probably a long-tail boat would be easier since it could take you directly to the museum which is on a khlong.
Written May 23, 2019
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Stay765252
Bremerton, WA245 contributions
Ornate and being prepared for upcoming coronation
Apr 2019 • Friends
The royal barge museum gives you a taste of what the upcoming kings coronation will look like on the water. All of the barges are beautiful and intricately decorated. They are currently working on restoring many of them so that they will be prepared for the parade on May 5 or 6. You are not allowed to take pictures inside the museum unless you pay 100 baht for a photographers pass. Then you can take as many as you want. Include this stop on your tour of the canals via long tail boat.
Written April 8, 2019
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