The museum is situated near the Royal Palace. Public transport to this part of town is poor and we took a taxi. A (slow) alternative is to go along the river.
The entry fee for foreigners is 100 baht. The brochure suggests that the place is vast with many builings; however, you can see it in a few hours.
The museum is really in a very poor run-down state, both the buildings and the displays. A couple of buildings were closed due to renovation. The material may be interesting, but is is extremely poorly presented. There has been no change since the museum was established, giving it an old fashioned look. There is minimum explanation. The signs are faded, dusty/ water damaged with often poor english.
I found the first building with dioramas of episodes in Thailand's history to be the most interesting. Maybe this is because aneffort had been made to provide some interpretation, or else I was interested in understanding the connections between the different kingdoms and the influence of the neighbours, having just visited Sukhothai and Ayodia.
The restaurant is very poor looking and unappealing, we only had a drink.
The exit is swarming with taxis and tuk-tuks. These practice the usual behaviour encountered near the Grand palace of charging marked-up fares for a ride. After several enquiries we be able to get a good fare for the return trip.