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Bangkok Corrections Museum

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Address: Maha Chai Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 2 526 9014
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I have just been, and there are some guard towers left and some of the main wall and 1 cell block left, which you can walk around but I believe the museum has now gone and it's... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2015
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

We went out of our way to have a look around this museum, only to be told when we arrived there that it was closed. There is a sign outside where it used to be and a locked empty building. Save yourself the trouble, there is nothing there

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Museum is closed. Nobody knows when it's reopening. The inner gardens are nice to walk around. There are no refreshments in this area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

I have just been, and there are some guard towers left and some of the main wall and 1 cell block left, which you can walk around but I believe the museum has now gone and it's all been renovated into something else. Was gutted it has gone.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

few minutes by walking from Sutat temple, it's a place for bangkok joggers and the ones who love group exercising.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Located adjacent to the Romaneenart Park, this was the old Bangkok Remand Prison which was a maximum security prison. It is now closed for renovations with no reopening date. The exhibits are supposedly gruesome so we will be back when it reopens!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

I was really looking forward to seeing this museum after visiting the website but unfortunately it was closed for renovations. (p.s. according to the website - it's free admission but i wonder if they will charge after all the work they are putting into it) I saw the people working hard inside and out and there was a sign on... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

The museum is presently closed for some renovations but walking around it you can see the cells where the inmates were kept. No dates for completion was provided by the security guard. Lovely little park next door.

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4 Thank updog247
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

My boys, 11 and 14, have a morbid curiosity and this museum fit the bill. It was a small museum and hot walking around but was informative on how prisoners were treated 100 years ago. Some of the original torture devices were still on display, making the experience very real to us. We were the only ones there and stayed... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015 via mobile

Was in the area visiting the golden mount and other attractions so walked here only to be told by the security guard that it is closed for renovations. Really disappointed. Please also note that the current map location is incorrect and I have requested it to be updated to reflect it is located on the corner of the park a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014

I have visited this place a few times over the years and it is truly a unique piece of Thai culture. Hard to compare it to anything else except the forensic museum at Siriraj hospital. I say go if you can, macabre but worth the trip.

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