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The National Museum Bangkok, Bangkok

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Go on a journey through thousands of years of Thai history and culture at The National Museum Bangkok, a treasure chest housed inside the former palace of Siamese viceroys. Originally established in 1874 by King Rama V to showcase his father's private collection of artwork, the museum now ranks among the largest in Southeast Asia and displays various aspects of Thai heritage. You can admire everything from precious stones to ornamental clothes, and from prehistoric artifacts to royal thrones. In addition to the rich Thai collection, the museum displays objects from other parts of Southeast Asia and China, including weapons, sculptures, and musical instruments. Information in English and multilingual tours provide context for visitors without knowledge of the Thai language. Arrange your visit to The National Museum Bangkok and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bangkok using our Bangkok holiday maker.
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  • This is a great museum, and indeed the renovations were highly successful; it's a must, an historic compound in itself (the former Front Palace), including an ancient pagoda with fantastic... 
    This is a great museum, and indeed the renovations were highly successful; it's a must, an historic compound in itself (the former Front Palace), including an ancient pagoda with fantastic...  more »
  • An exceptional museum following recent (2019-2021) renovations. The museum's magnificent collections are now housed in beautifully designed state of the art displays with informative labels written... 
    An exceptional museum following recent (2019-2021) renovations. The museum's magnificent collections are now housed in beautifully designed state of the art displays with informative labels written...  more »
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  • Went there to attend the guided tour during the Museum at Night event. They should really do guided tours on a regular basis as it adds so much value to know the stories behind the site's location and exhibits. It makes the experience more interesting and informative. Will surely return if more themed tours are organized.
  • It is impossible for me to comprehend how such a rich and wonderful culture could be presented so meaningless and poorly. This museum offers a decent and extensive collection of artifacts. Unfortunately, the collection is not explained at all. Just not enough information 🤷‍♀️ and those crumbs that are there - impossibly dull. Disappointing experience. I hope they will hire someone who understands how exhibitions work.

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