House of Opium
House of Opium
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Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Located in the heart of the infamous Golden Triangle, this museum is dedicated to educating visitors about the history of the opium trade and the dangers of addiction.
Duration: < 1 hour
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  • Scott B
    Columbia, Missouri469 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    History of Opium in the Golden Triangle
    Very interesting museum about the history of Opium and its effects on the people living in the Golden Triangle. Lots of displays, antiques, artifacts and general information about the opium poppy. There are over 2000 objects relating to the opium trade and some of the antiques are over two hundred years old. Having practiced as a pharmacist for over 43 years, I found the museum to be very unique and interesting!!!! It is definitely a good educational experience for everyone!!!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 March 2024
  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, United Kingdom1,79,797 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb Museum and I Learned A Lot
    If you ever wanted to know anything about opium, this museum is the best for that. The museum has exhibits explaining the mythical origins of poppies through the history of the trade of the narcotic to the modern fight against the production. The exhibits are outstanding in the quality of the displays and information boards, especially the collection of weights and opium paraphernalia. I learned a lot from this museum and highly recommend it.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 April 2024
  • Jeffrey P
    Boston, Massachusetts67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit to the House of Opium
    I didn't know much about the history of opium and its significance in the region, so it was really interesting to learn about it. Some rooms had videos, some had artifacts, and one section even had a wall of famous people that had died from opiates. What I found fascinating is that in small quantities, opium was used for medicine, and it was actually a really positive thing, but obviously too much can get you addicted and cause serious problems. There is such a fine line between the two. There were also the opium wars where Britain/India wiped out China to take all of their opium and start a war in the region. Overall, the experience at the museum was fun and informative.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 April 2024
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Jeffrey P
Boston, MA67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I didn't know much about the history of opium and its significance in the region, so it was really interesting to learn about it. Some rooms had videos, some had artifacts, and one section even had a wall of famous people that had died from opiates. What I found fascinating is that in small quantities, opium was used for medicine, and it was actually a really positive thing, but obviously too much can get you addicted and cause serious problems. There is such a fine line between the two. There were also the opium wars where Britain/India wiped out China to take all of their opium and start a war in the region. Overall, the experience at the museum was fun and informative.
Written 17 April 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,79,797 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
If you ever wanted to know anything about opium, this museum is the best for that. The museum has exhibits explaining the mythical origins of poppies through the history of the trade of the narcotic to the modern fight against the production. The exhibits are outstanding in the quality of the displays and information boards, especially the collection of weights and opium paraphernalia. I learned a lot from this museum and highly recommend it.
Written 17 April 2024
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Scott B
Columbia, MO469 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Very interesting museum about the history of Opium and its effects on the people living in the Golden Triangle. Lots of displays, antiques, artifacts and general information about the opium poppy. There are over 2000 objects relating to the opium trade and some of the antiques are over two hundred years old. Having practiced as a pharmacist for over 43 years, I found the museum to be very unique and interesting!!!! It is definitely a good educational experience for everyone!!!
Written 11 March 2024
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STD66
Plymouth, MN16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
An interesting place to go with well laid out information and models. It doesn’t take very long to pass through. Definitely worth it for 50 baht and the free postcard.
Written 8 March 2024
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RIchard035
Northwood, UK1,327 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
A very interesting museum providing a history of the opium trade in the golden triangle. Touring the museum is self guided. Information is provided in English. There is also a large gift shop.
Written 20 January 2024
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Andy S
Clanfield, UK614 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
A very good (and very underutilised) museum graphically detailing the full history and issues associated with the Opium trade formerly centred in this Golden Triangle region. well worth a visit
Written 5 July 2023
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Thank you very much for visiting and writing this wonderful review. 🙏♥️
Written 3 August 2023
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paula s
Bury St. Edmunds, UK89 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Good insight into the history and fight for medicines and drugs and all the countries involved
Interesting and plenty of space to read, see and watch all the different stages throughout the years
Written 2 February 2023
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Laurie P
Princeton, NJ38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Great museum! Educational and really well done; history of opium and excellent exhibition of paraphernalia. Excellent gift shop as well! Definitely recommend.
Written 24 January 2023
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Thank you very much for visiting and writing this wonderful review. ♥️🙏
Written 3 August 2023
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omega123
Singapore, Singapore7,427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
This is the private museum against compared with the other by the Royal Project. If you need a summary , this is the place while the other is 2-3 hours.
Written 17 December 2022
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Medschool2012
Abingdon, MD69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
I enjoyed visited the opium house. It provided lots of knowledge about opium and its history and the tools for handling it and laws regarding its usage. There’s quite a bit to read. So be sure to give yourself enough time. There were a few cool exhibits. The gift shop had some nice gifts for purchase.
Written 8 December 2022
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Written 3 August 2023
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