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Museum of Siam

4, Sanam Chai Road, Phra Nakhon | Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2 225 2777
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Really fascinating

It was a fascinating visit with plenty of interactive exhibits. The building was a lovely old... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bangkok, Thailand
via mobile
Museum under renovation until August 2017, but great exhibition

When I have a friend or relative come to Bangkok, I would always recommend or if I am present... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Samuel L
Bangkok, Thailand
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4, Sanam Chai Road, Phra Nakhon | Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2 225 2777
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a fascinating visit with plenty of interactive exhibits. The building was a lovely old colonial building and the museum exhibits were in better condition than other Thai museums. Nice gift shop too

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

When I have a friend or relative come to Bangkok, I would always recommend or if I am present included a stop to the Museum of Siam as it gives an overview of the beginnings of Thailand until present day. It is a museum that...More

2  Thank Samuel L
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Went by the Museum Siam the other day, and found it closed currently for much-needed renovations work. At this stage, the Museum Siam is scheduled to reopen late-April 2017.

2  Thank Andrew_Alin
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The museum is now closed, though there were signs saying it was during opening hours. No one there was willing to explain to us.

1  Thank Edward N
Reviewed 8 January 2017

As we were there on January, 5th 2017, the museum was closed for renovation. I could not find any information for how long, neither were workers there understanding English.

6  Thank IndiS123
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This was a good look around at some unique stuff if you have time it is really worth a look around this museum

1  Thank Straittford-Miller
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

No more boring-static old school museum, the Museum Siam did a good solution with many intuitive and interactive presentations, Siam historical unfolding stories was designed for both adults and kids, there are also some interesting activities, exhibitions, cool event along with thai festive ocassion. The...More

Thank werawat77
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The museum is closed for a renovation at the moment. The museum people said that the renovation could last till next year. There is a small ASEAN pictures exhibition opening though.

5  Thank chantawatc
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This museum is housed in a 19th Century European styled building which was once the Ministry of Commerce. The museum showcases the origin of the Thai people and their culture. The exhibits using a variety of media are interactive and entertaining. It is a fun...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The potential for this museum is so much more. The museum attempts to show the visitor how multi-ethnic modern Thailand it is—a noble objective. But the museum fails to do this in my view, as many of the displays are not well-lit and thus a...More

Thank Hansblix
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Nonglak L
We will be visiting Bangkok later this month and would like to visit the Siam Museum. Does anyone have up-to-date information on whether it is open or closed at the moment please?
2 January 2017|
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Do you know where in Bkk I can purchase shadow puppets?
12 February 2016|
Response from Ike W | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I haven´t seen anyone to sell in Bangkok. Probably is dificult to find handmade puppets. Maybe you can try in ToyRus, the famous toy´s department store from England. There are in Bangkok too.
Is there a floor plan of the museum showing the various galleries?
2 February 2015|
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Response from FlyingPinkPanda | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Once you checked in at the main lobby the museum staff will give you a floor plan and explain the step by step. Overall museum plan are very organized - as the floor/section of the museum showcases the origin of the... More