The Bangkokian Museum

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Neighborhood: Silom
Despite the lack of any major tourist attractions, this lively neighborhood is a favorite of many. Whether it's the (somewhat naughty) nightlife of Soi Patpong, the various handicraft night markets or the plethora of dining options that tickle your fancy, a night out in Silom is a must on every itinerary. It's worth a stop during daytime, too: join office workers on a quest to tasty street food during lunch and shop at Silom Complex for a great mix of Thai and international stores. After a day of strolling around the congested sidewalks, a visit to Silom's Lumphini Park, Bangkok's answer to NYC's Central Park, is a welcome change of scenery.
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Mr Martin
Rome, Italy30 contributions
Amazing
Oct 2020 • Solo
Give yoúrself plenty of time ( 1 hour wasn't enough for me ,hence I will return again )

It's simply fabulous ,the guides are lovely if you need to ask questions etc
The house really takes you back to a different era
Written November 24, 2020
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QPixels
Southampton, UK247 contributions
Nice and quiet
Dec 2019
Walking into Bangokian museum, you walk straight from the hustle of Bangkok to the little oasis of greenery and quiet. The main building, previously home of an upper-class family, is nicely furnished and full of the artefacts from the by-gone era. The house on the other side of the garden was built for a British doctor, and you can see some medical devices there. The staff made of volunteers are friendly, and the majority speaks basic English. The entrance is for free. It is a really nice place to unwind and relax.
Written June 20, 2020
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Beautiful local museum
Sep 2019 • Solo
I had visited this beautiful museum during my holiday in Bangkok. Entrance to the place is free - you only need to register your name and country. There are 2 traditional Thai houses showcasing lifestyle of the Thai people during the era of World War 2. It is a huge collection of artefacts used in the kitchen, dinning room, bedroom and more. Even saw a very old television set. This place is definitely worth visiting to get a taste of Thai culture.
Written June 20, 2020
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Dick Z
Bangkok, Thailand2,473 contributions
Off the beaten path
Jan 2020
This museum is actually nothing more than the preserved house of an upper class family in Bangkok around 1937. It is a quiet oasis in the middle of the buzzing city and a place to go to if you have seen all the usual sights. There are three houses with a preserved interior and hundreds of exhibited artifacts. Some volunteers will give you information, but their English is in need of improvement and most of the signs are in Thai.
Nevertheless you spend a nice quiet moment imagining the life of those bygone days. There is no kiosk or restaurant and entry is for free. A tip at the end of the visit is appreciated.
Written January 28, 2020
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YR-LGB
Long Beach, CA315 contributions
A nice step into the past
Nov 2019
For rest from the usually hussle, this is a nice spot to see a bit of old Bangkok. Loved the house and there were many lovely pieces to see. The staff is lovely and helpful. A nice stop when visiting this part of town.
Written November 15, 2019
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Jackie H
13 contributions
Worth a visit
Aug 2019 • Couples
We decided to do this on our last day in Bangkok as we had the morning before our flight left. It was a lovely little museum, not at all crowded, and free! Wouldn’t include it as a “must see” but a nice hour-long activity.
Written August 23, 2019
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Stephan O
Enschede, The Netherlands651 contributions
Small but interesting
Jul 2019 • Couples
We had some time to kill and decided to visited this museum. It shows the way the people lived in Bangkok after WWII. The museum is free and there were volunteer guides to show us around. There are there separate houses to visit, which weren't really big. The different rooms and belongings of the family gave an good insight how life was in those days. We spend about one hour in the museum.
Written July 20, 2019
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guidepostbob
Gerringong, Australia121 contributions
Well worth a visit
Jul 2019 • Business
Hidden away but well worth visiting. The houses depict this part of Bangkok 100 years ago. From the history of the family through to photos of the surrounding streets and buildings. The story of the family is also quite interesting. Very helpful and ceerful volunteer staff will to show you around.
Written July 17, 2019
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Malcolm D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates96 contributions
A step through time ... into the past
Feb 2019 • Friends
Not to be confused with the Siam museum. Make sure of this with your taxicab driver.
The Bangkokian Museum is a very quint little museum in Bangrak area, showcasing the life and times of a wealthy socialist and philanthropist.
The museum is made up of 3 entrances to the buildings housing various furniture and memorabilia, all maintained as well as is possible given Bangkok weather. The area also houses a small but very serene courtyard with a small water feature.
Everything is an original possession and takes you back into time.
For older folk the house and furniture may remind them of the old houses they have seen or perhaps even grown up in. For the younger folk it's an interesting peek into life a few generations ago. The staff are most welcoming and kind.
Entrance is free and an hour or so should be enough to cover all of the museum.
Strongly suggest a visit.
Written March 31, 2019
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745380
Chiang Mai, Thailand90 contributions
You are so Thai..5555
Feb 2019 • Friends
I travel to Bangkok many times and never visit his place. The place are warm, the caretaker of the house speak English fluently and explain the whole story behind the Museum.I speak pasa thai well '''nit noi" so the first thing i remember was what they say. long story short, this house belong to a well educated known family in the past. The Doctor ..Dr. Francis Christian was man about town. Theres 3 houses, each house has their own caretaker... Theyre frienndly and usually take a photo of you for documenting purpose... Kao jai. If you love vintage stuff these place is a gem for nostalgia. The best way to reach these place is to get BTS Saphan Taksin and then order a cab or take a walk to Bangkok Post Museum at Charoen Krung Road, if you see CAT tower then you're near, theres intersection there and you should turn right.. the place is on that Soi . Its free, but they have small cafe inside..so make sure to buy some drinks or food to support this place.
Written March 7, 2019
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