Pipit Banglamphu History Museum

Pipit Banglamphu History Museum

Pipit Banglamphu History Museum
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Dick Z
Bangkok, Thailand3,242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
If out want to know a bit more about the history of this older part of the town an stroll through this neat museum will give you some more insight. Entrance costs only 30 baht. There is a part about minting, with information about the production and circulation of the coins. There are displays on the development of this city section and the coming and going of the local crafts. Most of the displays have English explanations. Time needed is 1 – 2 hours.
Written October 7, 2020
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APinBKK
Bangkok, Thailand197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
The museum tells you about the early history of Bangkok and the specifically the Banglamphu community. The displays are imfornative and the guide was eager to tell us about each exhibition. Furthermore, there is a portion about each of the seven communities in the area around the museum. After visiting you will definitely want to visit and walk around the neighborhoods. You can also explore Phra Sumen Fort, which is right next door.
Written February 1, 2019
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SaraR
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
I was impressed by this museum. Very interesting of Thai culture, history and lifestyle. The museum is very clean, cool and comfortable to walk around. Very clean bathroom. You have to take off shoes (Thai custom anyhow) to get inside. Super friendly staff. Interesting exhibits especially the one that showed old items from the past. Really brought back memories for me.
It is right next to the Chaopraya River so you can go take some photos. There are super delicious noodle shop (best yentafo noodle…yummmm) and bakery across the street.
One stop, you got several things to do. Will return definitely.
Written July 8, 2018
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,910 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The Banglamphu Museum is housed in a historic print shop that was fortunately saved from developers' bulldozers a few years back. The building is cool, and the museum has some interesting exhibits about traditional crafts made in Banglamphu, old shops and stores, notable figures from history, and the historical timeline of the area. Unfortunately, many of the exhibits are rather poorly prepared, with far too much tiny text almost impossible to read, and little coherence or flow among the exhibits. It is confusing and difficult to find your way around the two buildings, upstairs and down, with no signage telling visitors where to go, and at one point forcing visitors to backtrack through the exhibits. Apparently, there is also a Treasury Exhibition upstairs, but it was closed off the day I visited. The day I visited, I was not charged an entry fee, although I think there is normally a 30 baht fee (for foreigners?). All in all, most visitors can give the museum a pass, unless you have time on your hands and/or you are looking for an air conditioned oasis to cool off in.
Written April 25, 2023
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ngblackpearl
Lyon, France336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
Went to visit this Museum by chance as it was close
Our hotel and it was a really nice surprise.
Free entrance for all and
There is a free tour with a guide inside the museum
Which transport you in the heart of Bangkok from
Past to present .
It is very well made , fun and very interesting.
The guide was very explicit and could answer all
Questions .
We learned a lot about the thai culture , history of the thai money and the History of Bangkok .
There is a lot to see and to learn
Highly recommend this place
Written September 9, 2019
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MsKiesha
Alexandria, VA2,484 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Cool museum! Well preserved history and our tour guide was nice, bubbly, and you could tell she really loved her job!
Written March 16, 2019
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Guru Chillaxi
Bangkok, Thailand394 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
I made a stop at this local community museum after i was not able to visit Bangkok national museum due to special event " 237 years ceremony of Rattanakosin ", i was not allowed to park. nevertheless, stopping at this museum was worth. I was impressed with the hospitality of security guard waving me to find good parking spot. This museum is funded by department of treasury, no wonder they could afford to provide A/C to the whole building. Entering to the entrance hall and met with a volunteer university students gave me the similar impression, they provided me a warm welcome and the visit was FOC. I was quite fortunate to attend a guided group tour at noon. Not so many visitors, 4, indeed. The tour started by telling us on the history department of treasury, their works and responsibility to the nation, followed by the history of the building which was build during King Rama 7th ( 87 years old) which were used as school for printing and was book printing factory. There were a few more rooms that guided brought us to visit, this area of Banglampoo in the past 60-70 years ago was more or less quite popular to youngsters similar to Siam Square of Central World nowaday. Some of the shops are still in business or change their product and services. After learning about these area by local guide, i could walk around and had lunch and tried special food for lunch in the area.
Before i left i could do some shopping on the commemorate coins , it is a good souvenir for either local or foreigner.
Since English is not Thai's mother language, the volunteer guide might not be able to provide as good story as it should be. I would recommend foreign visitors to pre-read about the place first before joining the tour either by group or on your own to understand about this place and the Banglampoo area. Overall it was interesting, i will bring my son to visit soon and wish Bangkok should have more community museum like this.
Written March 8, 2019
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nifedipine
Narathiwat Province, Thailand436 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
Pipit Banglamphu is one of the new museum in Bangkok. There is a new one situated in Banglamphu area, near the Phra Sumen Fort. The day I came here there was no ticket, it was free entrance!!! But you have to get along through by yourself. The museum told me about His Majesty the Queen, the history about the ancient Thai.
Written June 3, 2018
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Amy R
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Small but interestin place. Makes travelling in the areas alot more interesting and meaningful.
The guide was knowlwdgeable but like most museums in the area, they tend to talk very fast and we have less time to really read the information signs.
The place is really cool from the air-con, a good place to cool off from the heat outside.
Written October 16, 2016
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pierremichelshanghai
Bangkok, Thailand1,258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015
The museum is located close to fort Phra Sumen, so you should combine both. In the museum they have rebuilt scenes of daily life of the Bang Lamphu community 50-150 years ago, such as school, grocery, coffee shop, pharmacy, artisans, etc.. Highly educational
Written August 23, 2015
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