Bangkok Folk Museum
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 20 June 2020
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pianocello
Shah Alam, Malaysia1,902 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Couples
If you would like a break from temples and markets, this makes an interesting change to your itinerary in Bangkok. It's a very peaceful setting and the old period furniture and stuff really feels nostalgic. The only drawback is that it's a bit hard to reach by public transport as it is not near the BTS or MRT. You can take a taxi but make sure you have written instructions in Thai (including the address) as many of the taxi drivers are not sure themselves where this wonderful museum is.
Written 27 August 2013
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clemc
colorado346 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Solo
This museum is not off the beaten path, it is about half way between the Surasak Skytrain station and the Hua Lamphong MTR station. Bangkok is not famous for their museums and this one is no different. If this is your first trip to Bangkok, unless you have a lot of time to kill otherwise I would not necessarily recommend coming here. If you are looking for a change of pace and want a place that you can spend 1/2 hr away from crowd, you can try the Bangkokian Museum.

This museum is housed in the former residence of a wealth Bangkok socialite. The museum has 3 buildings. The owner donated the house to the government with the intention to preserve the life of old Bangkok. The display is early 20th century to the early 50's.

Building no. 1 is the residence which furniture from the period. The owner's mother first husband was an Indian doctor, and building no. 2 is the doctor's office. The third building contains miscellaneous old items on display.

Unfortunately, most of the displays are in Thai and the stuff although very friendly speaks very little English so you are on your own.
Written 15 March 2013
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Chang_and_Ling
Washington DC, DC85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Solo
A nice little museum to get a sense of how upper-class people lived in the mid-20th century. This is something that no other museum in Bangkok provides and so, even though it's small and not terribly well presented, it should be high on your list of places to visit. It also has a well-shaded garden area that is a peaceful place to cool off and relax. The museum consists of two homes filled with furnishings and household items, and a third building with a large display of old photos and a huge number of odds and ends ranging from toys to luggage to vintage promotional glassware.

I spent about an hour which was enough for leisurely perusal. There is no admission fee but donations are welcomed and probably needed. Hours are 1000-1600 Wednesday - Sunday. Note that it may also be called the Bangkokian Museum.

The best way to get to the museum is by express boat to the Si Phraya Pier (#3). From there, turn right out of the path that leads to the pier (left goes to the Sheraton) and follow that road (Soi 30) around to Charoen Krung. Turn right on Charoen Krung for a couple of blocks and then left on Soi 43. Soi 43 leads you under the expressway and the museum will be a bit further down on your right. If you come to Maha Set then you've gone a bit too far.
Written 13 February 2013
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,030 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 13 September 2016
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P_and_C2013
Bangkok, Thailand329 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 26 August 2016
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plum9195
Atlanta, GA333 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 6 October 2015
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William H
Yasothon, Thailand852 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 7 December 2018
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Sunadda P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 2 December 2017
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talkingthailand
Northampton, UK82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 22 June 2017
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