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“Great Museum Guide.”

The National Museum Bangkok
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Ranked #62 of 552 things to do in Bangkok
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum, considered the largest in Southeast Asia, houses a vast collection of antiquities including prehistoric art, murals, bronzes, exhibits from other Asian countries and ceremonial carriages used by royal families.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Museum Guide.”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Special shout out to the excellent volunteer guide Alexis - apparently his first time too. Got a fascinating tour on the evolution of Buddha statues, country-specific interpretations etc.

Visited May 2013
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not really good”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

The museum is not taken care of and not well organized. In addition, all sound exhibits were not working. It was not really a good experience comparing with other museum in the region/world.

Visited May 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Waste of time”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

I had higher expectations of the museum. The interactive exhibits were not working and there is a need for more translation.

The store attached to the museum is nice and there a lots of interesting books etc.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Sahara7333
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Ok museum if you like museums..”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

For me the artefacts were great but I like that sort of stuff, mostly to do with the royal family (it was their private collection) and lots of masks and bling.
Not too struck with the dioramas, there were too many but the fighting elephants were cool. What's not to like with war elephants.
Again be aware that there is a temple space too where you should remove your shoes and wear some clothes.

Visited May 2013
Thank izzdozz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Interesting variety of exhibits”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Bangkok is a town with not so many museums and in this one you can find a nice variety of items, from pre-history to all Thai history explaining several periods through all kind of sculptures - no pictures or canvas - and also everyday items which make the visit entertaining and varied. As the compounds where the museum is nowadays were formerly a palace, the different halls and exhibiton places are also a museum piece for themselves. The entrance fee is really reasonable - 200thb - and they open from Wednesday to Sunday (Mon&Tue closed). If you are interested in a guided tour, they are free every Wednesday and Thursday departing at 9:30am from the ticket booth and they are held in Japanese, German, French and English.

Visited February 2013
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