Bangkok Folk Museum

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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Showcasing Thai lifestyle
Dec 2019 • Solo
During my trip to Bangkok I was staying at Novotel Bangkok Silom Road Hotel at Silom and this Museum was located at a walking distance from my Hotel. Entrance to this place is free. I saw 2 big Thai houses showcasing Thai lifestyle and culture from the past. It was informative and truly interesting experience.
Written June 20, 2020
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William H
Yasothon, Thailand168 contributions
A Pleasant Trip for Heritage Homes Lovers
Dec 2018 • Solo
To me the word “folk” gives the wrong impression. I would call it “Old Vintage Homes of Old Bangkok”
The main attraction in the white 1927 Panya house which was usually a two story wooden gabled roof white house painted to look like a cement home. The home was owned by an upper middle class family during the time when the area was a neighborhood of homes and tree lined streets instead of high rise apartments, ugly 60ish style cement block shops, and a couple expressways devouring the peaceful post WWII neighborhoods. The daughter, (who grew up in the house) saw the importance of saving the house when she became a well known university professor and saw her whole neighborhood vanishing. She was able to donate the estate to the city for a museum. During the process she was able to move her father’s teakwood clinic to the backyard of the small museum grounds. It was also a joy to see the architecture and furnishings. There is another small building that has a old traditional kitchen on display. If you’re into old homes ( not mansions) this is worth a couple hours to explore. It is about a 25 minute walk from the BTS Thaksin station or take a taxi but make sure the address is written in Thai; for, this is not a major tourist attraction. GPS on Google maps helped my taxi driver. (btw: The museum supervisors there love their work & meeting visitors.)
Written December 7, 2018
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Sunadda P
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A warm Bangkok local musem with plenty things to explore!
Jul 2017 • Friends
I have recently visited the location and felt that the architecture and atmosphere are really nice, It bring back the nostalgic feeling of Bangkok. The museum caretaker are also all nice as they really welcome you with warm feeling plus giving you an insight knowledge. I also have to give a big thanks to Wayfarers tour company to create a very local route and lead me here. It was just a wonderful day with a uniqe feeling!!
Written December 2, 2017
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talkingthailand
Northampton, UK82 contributions
Amazing Old House
May 2017 • Solo
This is a great place to spend an hour, it's full of old artefacts from the family that used to live there, down to brushes, sewing kits and old cigar boxes.. There are 3 buildings to wander around, the main house is teak and very beautiful and each room is laid out in the way that the family used them, the other building at the back is the same, and the 3rd one is full of interesting things like old cooking utensils, magazines, and money. it's a real treasure trove and has loads of photographs of the people that used to live there. I loved wandering around the garden and houses, I recommended a visit here.
Written June 22, 2017
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Life in a bygone era
Aug 2016 • Family
The museum consists of three houses set in a nice garden on half an acre of land. This was a home built in 1937 and donated as a museum. The museum had been set up to preserve the history of Bangkok. It is a depository of relics and a way of life in a bygone era. The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am - 4 pm. Admission is free but donations are appreciated for maintenance of the museum. If you are exploring this part of the Bangkok riverside, it is worth a visit.
Written September 13, 2016
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Liam T
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Only open Wednesday 10 til 4pm
Sep 2016 • Solo
Haven't seen that mentioned anywhere online. Kind of a big deal.
It seems to be quite a distance away.
Written September 12, 2016
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Kita U
Bangkok, Thailand761 contributions
Past of Bangkokian Living
Sep 2016 • Friends
Located in Charoen Krung 43, centre of business and old quater of Historical telling for Bangkok. Museum used to the house before donate to be free Museum for people who interested what Bangkokian's living in the past since WWII.

Nice decoration of house and depict clearing story. Sometimes you will see Asst.Prof. Waraporn Suratwadee the owner of house stay around there.

Open on Wedenesday to Sunday from 10am-16pm
Written September 4, 2016
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P_and_C2013
Bangkok, Thailand215 contributions
Nice house
Aug 2016
It was a nice house with relaxing atmosphere in the middle of Bangkok. It opens on Wednesday to Sunday from 10.00-16.00. Admission is free but contribution for the maintenance is welcome.
Written August 26, 2016
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TravelGiraffe
Geelong, Australia237 contributions
Same place as the Bangkokian Museum
May 2016 • Couples
Bangkokian Museum and Bangkok Folk Museum is one and the same. We have reviewd under its other name.
Written May 22, 2016
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plum9195
Atlanta, GA295 contributions
Kids Really Enjoyed This
Sep 2015 • Family
I would not put this on the "Must See" list, but if you have done the "Musts" and are looking for a low cost (free) activity to pass a hour then this is it. My kids 9 and 11 were amazed to see a real typewriter! A stereo record player! A chamber pot! It really made me realize that to them these things are museum pieces. It is a quaint home and does have some interesting and pleasant gardens and architectural details. Suggest you go to it and the Sea Shell museum at the same time as they are not to far from each other.
Written October 6, 2015
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