On July 21, 1976 the SUPPORT Foundation of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit was officially established to promote local arts and crafts which would assist in supplementing income for the
underprivileged families. On regular regional visits, Her Majesty would meet with villagers to informally chat and listen to their opinions and problems, while inspecting their latest handiworks and meet
with new talents, who would later be sent to train in Bangkok. With encouragement, the villagers were excited and willing to cultivate higher skills in handling more intricate designs,
from weaving to Yan Lipao Basketry and complicated wooden carvings.
In 1979, the SUPPORT Training Center at Chitralada Villa of Dusit Palace in Bangkok was founded. Leading artisans in traditional fields further train skills in various traditional arts and crafts to selected
students from villages, who would later return to impart their knowledge to their own communities.
Her Majesty the Queen also encouraged restoration and maintenance of traditional arts in each region, especially those that are regarded as national heritage. Therefore, the SUPPORT Training
Center also act as the preservation center of ancient arts which were in danger of extinction.
The works of the SUPPORT Foundation continue to be more outstanding at each exhibition. They are exquisite national heritage works of art and pride of the nation which are now also enjoying worldwide acclaim.
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1. Footprints of the Lord Buddha in Gold Nielloware
2. Khram Phra Dhramachakra Wheel of Law
3. Phra Mahajanaka Golden Junk
5. Busabok Mala
6. Sappagab Phragajatarn
7. Sappagab Thomthong
8. Sappagab Chamlak Mai
9. Sappagab Khram
10. The Embriodered Sabokkoranee Lotus Pond Screen
11. The Carved Screen of Sabokkoranee Lotus Pond
12. Busabok Chaturamook Bhiman Throne
13. Sivikakarn or Covered Palanquin
14. A model of the Sri Suphannahongse Royal Barge
15. The Gold Niello Bhudthan Throne
16. The Gold Damascene Bhudthan Throne
17. An Embroidered "Himavan Forest" Screen
18. A Wood-Carved Screen with the Legend of "Bejaratana"
19. A Carved Wood Half-Dragon, Half-Horse Creature
20. An Octagonal - shaped Room Decorated with Beetle Wings
21. A Painted "Surindhorn Sura Apsaras" Screen
22. Footprints of the Lord Buddha in Silver and Gold Khram Damascene Inlay
23. Gold Nielloware Bowl with the 108 Auspicious Symbols
Regulations and Notices
Appropriate clothing is required at all times.
Women are required to wear appropriate length dresses or skirts. Sleeveless clothing is not allowed.
Men are required to wear long pants and sleeved shirts
Food and drinks are prohibited inside the Throne Hall.
Photograph taking and filming are prohibited.
Weapons, explosive, chemical or incendiary device are strictly forbidden.
Animals of any kind are prohibited inside the Throne Hall.
Visitors are not allowed to carry handbags, briefcases or rucksacks into the museum.
It is strictly forbidden to touch or damage any of the exhibition objects.
Smoking is not allowed inside the museum.
Noise or disturbance is not permitted in the museum.
Unseemly and immoral conduck is prohibited.
Commercial activities are prohibited inside the museum.
Please keep the exhibition area clean.
Children must be under adult supervision at all times and are required to behave appropriately.
Admission and Ticketing
Ticket Price: 150 Baht
75 Baht for students in uniform or with identification cards.
The Grand Palace tour tickets can be used as admission tickets from July 1st, 2008 onwards. (Tickets expire 7 days after purchase.)
Additional headset rental at 50 Baht
Frees access for Thais on Father's Day, December 5th Mather's Day, August 12th and Children's Day
Tuesday - Sunday
10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. (Tickets are available from 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.)
Museum is closed on Mondays, New Year's Holidays and Songkran Days.
Wheel chairs for the disabled and the elderly
Audio players for both Thai and English narration
The public will be informed if the museum needs to be temporarily closedfor renovation.
Group visitors will be divided into small groups and visit the museum in order.
Venue & Travel Information
City Buses for Ananta Samakhom Throne 503, 23, 72, 509, 19, 18, 70, 505
Web Sawadee Public Company Limited
888/124 Ploenchit Rd., Bangkok 10330, Thailand.
Tel: +66-81-SAWADEE, 02-6745555 Fax: 02-6745544