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national museum Tel.662-224-1333 Fax. 662-224-1404
Within the walking distance of the Grand Palace is one of the largest and most comprehensive museums in Southeast Asia. Bangkok's National Museum houses a vast collection of artifacts found in all parts of the country ranging from Neolithic times, Sukhothai, Ayutthaya to the Bangkok period. The complex, once used as a palace, consists of several old but beautiful buildings of colorful Thai architectural design.

In English and France every Wednesday & Thursday at 9.30 am.
In Japanese every Wednesday at 9.30 am.
In German every Thursday at 9.30 am.

It is open everyday, except Mondays, Tuesdays, and annual holidays, from 9.00 am.- 4.00 pm. Admission fee is 50 Baht per person.

national gallery Tel: 0870-156-629
The Rare Stone Museum moved to a new location in Pathum Thani at the end of 2008. As its name suggests, the museum houses a collection of rare and unusual stones. It also contains a small collection of other items including fossils, ashtrays, lighters, phallic objects (used for good luck in Thai culture) and art. The museum is located next to a major road about six kilometers from Future Park Rangsit, and with basic instructions is not difficult for independent visitors to find.

It is open daily from 08:00 am.- 05:00 pm. Admission costs just 40 baht per adult and 20 baht per child. Thai and foreign visitors pay the same charges.

Tel: 02-281-2224, 02-282-0637, 02-282-2639-4 ext 14
This museum, located on Chao Fa Road opposite the National Museum, exhibits traditional and contemporary works of art created by Thai artists.

Open on Wednesday - Sunday 09:00 am. - 04:00 pm.
Closed on Monday - Tuesday & National Holidays

Admission Fee
Citizen 10 Baht
Non-Citizen 30 Baht
Package Ticket
Royal Barge National Museum Citizen 30 Baht
Non-Citizen 80 Baht
Children, Students in uniform, Monks : Free Tel: 02-271-2439
The museum is on the 1st floor of the Metropolitan Postal Bureau behind Sam Sen Nai Post Office, Saphan Khwai area. Thai and foreign stamps of the past are on display. The collections of post books in both Thai and foreign languages are available at the library. Stamps and accessories for stamp collection are on sale.

Open on Wednesday - Sunday 08:30 am. - 04:30 pm.
Closed on Monday - Tuesday & National Holidays

Royal Barge National Museum Tel: 02-424-0004
Thailand's ornately carved and decorated Royal Barges are displayed in boatsheds on Khiong (Canal) Bangkok Noi, just off the Chao Phraya River near Phra Pin Klao Bridge on the Thon Buri side. The barges are used on royal occasions and formerly served as war vessels.

Open on Monday - Sunday 09:00 am.- 05:00 pm.
Closed on every 31 Dec - 1 Jan and 12, 13, 14 April

Admission fee is 30 Baht.

Tel: 02-245-4934, 02-461-775-6 # 229 Fax 02-245-6369, 02-247-2079
Located on Si Ayutthaya Road, this complex of five Thai-style houses occupies a beautiful garden and houses an important collection of Asian antiques. A lacquer pavilion is decorated with sumptuous late Ayutthaya period gold leaf mural. There is also a Khon Museum where masks and costumes of the classical play are on display.

It is open daily from 09:00 am. - 04:00 pm. Admission fee is 100 Baht.

Vimanmek Mansion Museum Tel: 02-228-6300-9
Located in the compound of the Dusit Palace on Ratchawithi Road, this is the world's largest golden teak building. The 3-storey royal mansion contains 81 rooms, halls and ante-chambers containing fin de siecle royal memorabilia. A guided tour is provided to visitors. Other buildings in the same compound also display various items and art objects; for example, RM. King Bhumibol's photography, H.M. Queen Sirikit's collection of handicraft masterpieces created by rural people, paraphernalia of rank and portraits, old clocks, ancient cloth, and royal carriages.

Vimanmek Palace hours are from 09:30 am. to 03:15 pm. everyday, including weekends and public holidays. Each day there are two shows of traditional Thai dance at 10:30 am. and 02:00 pm. Admission fee for adults is 50 Baht and for student, monks, nuns is 20 Baht. Proper attire is required - no shorts, sleeveless shirts or shower thongs.

Tel: 02-218-5583
The first camera and photograph museum established in Thailand and Asia, is located at the same building as the Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University on Phaya Thai Road. Historic photographs and imaging equipment, as well as its technological evolution are collected and displayed. Modern photographic arts, techniques and printing technology are also exhibited. The museum is open Monday-Friday from 10:00 am.- 4:00 pm. Admission fee is 100 Baht. Bangkok Doll Museum Tel: 245-3008
Located on Soi Ratchataphan, off Ratchaprarop Road, this exhibits Thai dolls made by a local factory. The museum is open daily, except Sundays, from 08:00 am. until 05:00 pm. Hotels in Ratchaprarop area Tel: 0-2243-2037-9, 0-2517-2330
This is a train museum where steam engines, train models, and miniature trains are exhibited along with the story of world railway systems. It is located on the western side of Chatuchak Park adjacent to Kamphaeng Phet Road.

Open on Saturday-Sunday 07:00 am. - 02:00 pm.
Free admission

Prasart Museum Tel: 02-379-3601, 02-379-3607
This museums location is 9 Soi 4 A, Krungthep Kritha Road of Srinakarintara Road, Bang Kapi, Bangkok. It houses a vast collection of artifacts from the prehistoric to Bangkok periods. The imitation of some beautiful Thai architecture is scattered within the museum complex.

Prasart Museum is open everyday except Mondays from 09:30 am.- 03:00 pm. Admission fee 1 person 1000 Bath from 2 people up to 500 Bath each.
Please contact the museum prior to a visit.

Tel (034) 332109, 332607, Fax. (034) 332061
Located at Km.31 Borom Ratchonnani Road on the way to Nakhon Pathom, the museum houses life-like sculptures created by a group of Thai artists after 10 years of their intensive study and hard work. These breathtaking human figures with various characteristics and the replicas of important people are displayed in many sections such as the Great Buddhist Monks, Former Kings of the Chakri Dynasty, and One Side of Thai Life.

Open daily: Mon - Fri 09:00 am. - 05:30pm., Sat - Sun & Official holidays 08:30 am. - 06:00 pm.
Admission free : Citizen Adult 50 Baht Children 10 Bath
Non-Citizen 200 Baht Jim Thomson's Thai House Tel: 02-216-7368, Fax. 02-612-3744
This collection of traditional Thai-style houses, fashioned into one dwelling, belongs to the man who helped restore the Thai silk industry after World War II, and, today, preserved as a museum, contains a priceless collection of Asian objects art. The canal side museum is located in Soi Kasemsan 2 on Rama I Road opposite the National Stadium.

Opening Hours : 09:00 am. - 05:00 pm. everyday with the last Guided Tour at 05:00 pm.
Admission Free : Adult 100 baht; Students 50 baht  The worldwide chain museum, Madame Tussauds brings the world famous and Thai important figures that you can meet in the lifelike sculptures such as Queen Elizabeth, Barack Obama, David Beckham, Michael Jackson, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Dr. Phonthip Rotchanasunan, Maj. Gen M.R. Kukrit Pramoj, teen super model Pancake-Khemanit Jamikorn, Television superstar Anne Thongprasom, Pop singer Tata Young, martial artist Tony Jaa and many more.

The museum is open on 4 December 2010 and located on 6th Floor Siam Discovery Centre, Rama I Rd., Bangkok. Tel. 02 658 0060 Tel: 02-880-9429
This center is located on Borom Ratchonnani Road beyond the Southern Bus Terminal. It is a national, institution responsible for systematic gathering processing and servicing of anthropological data scattered throughout the country. A variety of exhibitions on Social and Cultural Development in Thailand, Ethno-Archaeology, Thai Ceramic Collections, as well as the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Biography can be viewed.

Open on Monday - Friday 08:00 am. - 04:30 pm. and Saturday 09:00 am. - 04:00 pm.
Closed on Sunday & National Holidays

The Khamthieng House Tel: 02-661-6470-7
Located in the garden of the Siam Society on Sukhumvit Soi 21 (Asoke), this 200-year-old northern Thai-style house contains a collection of traditional implements used by Thai farmers.

It is open daily except Sundays and Mondays from 09:00 am. - 05:00 pm. Admission fee is 100 Baht.
Hotels in Asoke area

Tel: 0 2255 2777
A tribute to the Thai culture and identity, the Museum of Siam can be found in the former building of the Ministry of Commerce. A visit to the Museum of Siam is a must for visitors to Bangkok who want to learn more about the ethnology and anthropology of Thailand.

In an attempt to tackle the challenging issue of what it means to be Thai, the Museum of Siam contains a large number of interesting displays, ranging from new articles dating back to the 1920s to photographs, maps and collections of Thai clothing throughout the ages.

Open on Tuesday Sundat from 10:00 am. - 06:00 pm.
Admission free : Student 50 Baht, Adult: 100 Baht (Thais), 300 Bath (Foreigners) (Price are subject to change)

Tel: 02-392-1773, 02-392-0508 Fax. 02-391-0522
Situated next to the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekaramai) on Sukhumvit Road, this is an exhibition center on a variety of scientific knowledge including astronomy, communication technology, and biology. Visitors can also enjoy seeing an interesting aquarium, a computer world, a planetarium, as well other devices created for fun and education. The Khamthieng House

Open on Tuesday - Sunday 08:30 am. - 04:30pm. Closed on Monday & National Holidays

Admission fee is Adult 20 Baht Children 10 Bath

Tel 02-247-0028 ext 4207
Located in the Thailand Cultural Centre on Ratchadaphisek Road, this is a venue for displaying the history of the Thai people and different aspects of Thai culture, as developed from pre-historic times up to the present. The exhibition is presented under five topics: The Evolution of the Thai Nation, Rice and Thai Way of Life, Thai Language and Literature, Thailand and the World, and Important Achievements and Events in Thai Society.

Open on Monday - Friday 09:00 am. - 04:00pm. Free admission

Ancient City - Muang Boran Tel: 02-709-1644, 02-709-1645
This is the worlds largest outdoor museum which consists of gigantic sized replicas of famous buildings, monuments, and temples found in all parts of Thailand. Visitors can travel around by private car in the area of 280 acres, which is approximately the geographic shape of Thailand. The Ancient City is located at Km. 33 on Sukhumvit Road, Samut Prakan Province. The Ancient City is open daily from 08:00 am.- 05:00 pm. Admission fee is 50 Baht per person.