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Museum of Siam

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Address: 4, Sanam Chai Road, Phra Nakhon | Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 2 225 2777
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modern museum of BKK

No more boring-static old school museum, the Museum Siam did a good solution with many intuitive and interactive presentations, Siam historical unfolding stories was designed for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

No more boring-static old school museum, the Museum Siam did a good solution with many intuitive and interactive presentations, Siam historical unfolding stories was designed for both adults and kids, there are also some interesting activities, exhibitions, cool event along with thai festive ocassion. The "night at the museum" program provide a new version of thai museum here! All in... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The museum is closed for a renovation at the moment. The museum people said that the renovation could last till next year. There is a small ASEAN pictures exhibition opening though.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This museum is housed in a 19th Century European styled building which was once the Ministry of Commerce. The museum showcases the origin of the Thai people and their culture. The exhibits using a variety of media are interactive and entertaining. It is a fun museum with a casual atmosphere. Located near Wat Po, it is worth a visit.

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Thank nellielim
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The potential for this museum is so much more. The museum attempts to show the visitor how multi-ethnic modern Thailand it is—a noble objective. But the museum fails to do this in my view, as many of the displays are not well-lit and thus a good deal is missed.

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Thank Hansblix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We spent the whole morning in the museum and had a great fun. It suits everyone who is interested in the peopling of Thailand and other ASEAN countries. The staffs were nice and helpful. My only complain would be how hard it was to find a parking space.

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Thank Ging L
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

A pleasant surprise to see great interactive exhibitions all around. A permanent exhibition alone is worth visiting while its temporary shows are not disappointed either. After visiting the museum, you can walk along the river & enjoy hidden riverside cafe & restaurants. Credit to the whole team who manage this museum.

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Thank DahnW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Spent about 1.5 hours here at the museum. Loads of interactive features to enhance the learning experience. Very kid friendly. This museum provides rich insight into the rich history of Siam and Thailand.

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Thank Jake W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

The museum is currently closed but hopefully will re-open soon. The original exhibit attempted to give visitors a sense of the broad story of the Tai people who settled in the rice basins of Central Thailand thousands of years ago and, through resilience to war and colonialism, became the most dominant and diverse culture in the Southeast Asian peninsula. Many... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Took my three young children here and they enjoyed learning about Thai culture through the interactive activities available.

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Thank Nadia N
Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Only a small exhibition about Myanmar is currently open. Of course, it avoids topics such as slave labour in the seafood industry, since such exhibitions are monitored by Thailand's military junta.

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