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The National Museum Bangkok

Na Phrathat Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakho, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2 224 1333
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This museum, considered the largest in Southeast Asia, houses a vast collection of antiquities including prehistoric art, murals, bronzes, exhibits from other Asian countries and ceremonial carriages used by royal families.
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  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 15:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Na Phrathat Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakho, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2 224 1333
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The people who don't like this place are obviously more interested in air-conditioning than in the wonderful objects the museum contains. Thailand is a hot country, but these old galleries were built to keep you cool. The collection of Southeast Asian artefacts is absolutely unparalleled...More

Thank LH M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The National Museum in Bangkok is located on Na Phrathat Road. I felt a bit let down by this museum. It could be a lot better. There were loads of buddha statues - and the feeling I got was that there were just too many...More

Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perhaps the best part of the museum was the occasional exhibit space with air conditioning, but the curation of the various items on display is generally poor. What was most impressive was watching the team of workers doing what seemed to be preservation work on...More

Thank GriffintheSchnauzer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reading the info and pictures on the website got us excited so we decided that would be the 1st stop of the day before the Grand Palace, Lying Buddha Temple and the Temple of Dawn. For a national museum, one would think some of the...More

Thank 3musketeers24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was on my son's things to see but they were closed the day we went. The guards let us just inside the gate to get photos and this was very satisfying to my son. I'm not sure if he really needed to go inside...More

Thank sms70380
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drop your bags off at the ticket office. Lots of different exhibitions with Artefacts from Various periods - Khmer to present. The King Rama 4 exhibit, shows various memorabilia from his reign including his bedroom and busts of Queen Victoria and Napoleon. There's also a...More

Thank Pengilld
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This was my last stop on a ten day trip to Bangkok. When I initially made my journey to the museum, the taxi driver advised that it was closed on Sunday....beware! The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays so make sure you check trip...More

Thank Anna A
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We loved this quiet oasis. Our favourite parts were the Thai history exhibit, the Red House and the carriages. We were also very interested in the student groups busy sketching or painting the exhibits. The results were excellent. We also liked the little cafe.

Thank Mary U
Reviewed 7 May 2017

When we visited yesterday, many parts of the museum are under renovation. I think for such period of renovation, the ticket of 200 baht should be discounted. Only the first building that was renovated and looks modern. But then the other buildings/galleries are not in...More

Thank rindira009
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful museum for 200baht ($6USD). They offered a free English tour at 9:30 which I joined with a friend. Anita, our volunteer guide from India, was wonderful. The tour had a big focus on the history, culture, and art of Buddhism, a faith I knew...More

Thank Katie F
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the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and
most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to
this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off
their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most
spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to
Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around
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How much the entrance fees? Any MRT goes there?
26 August 2016|
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Response from michellelui2412 | Reviewed this property |
Entrance fee for adult is 200 baht and it is free for kids. There is no near MRT. You can take ferry and get off at the same pier as the Grand Palace. Use Google map and walk for about 10 -15 mins. The museum is closed on... More
Hi, how do you tell the staff at the ticketing office that you want the free tour in English? Where is the waiting place for this tour? Is it true that you have to put your bags in the locker at the ticketing office? I read some said that parts of the museum are closed. How will you know before you go?
28 March 2015|
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Response from Christmate11 | Reviewed this property |
Very sorry to answer your query so late: I found it in my junk box! I believe that someone at the booth will let you know in English. Yes, if you have a big bag, you must leave it in a locker but they let you take your... More