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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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  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Na Phrathat Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakho, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the most important museum in Thailand. It has objects that are impressive, many are just magnificent. The museum is poorly cured and the staff is not engaged with this Thai treasure. The staff is mainly focused on their personal I-phones. Many exhibits are...More

Thank TravelerTrecker
Reviewed 1 week ago

The buildings were originally a palace, and part of the exhibits show the furniture, equipment and utensils of the old times. Highlights for me were the elephant saddles and the khon masks (theatre).The other exhibits of mostly older periods show many religious objects with foreign...More

Thank cinbkk
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to many, many museums and when abroad I use these types of visits to introduce me to the local culture, especially when very different to my own. However, there is little to help guide the visitor, Thai or not on understanding the...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The collection is very complete but we mised could read more information. We are that kind of people that prefer learn in a museum instead of read wikipedia. Unfortunately in this museum there is no so many readings. At least 5 rooms where close. The...More

Thank Fuet-i-mate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Real pieces of precious collected for centuries from around Thailand. The museum itself was the palace at the early period of Rattanakosin Period. Most of the building were built century ago. There were guided tour service provided by the museum. There are some interesting exhibitions,...More

Thank Danaiya T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A real hidden gem. Some of the galleries were closed but to compensate they offered free admission. The royal chariots are not to be missed- very impressive. They also have a fine gift shop.

1  Thank bill a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fascinating place. We enjoy museum visits wherever we travel, though I know this isn’t everyone’s choice. Perhaps, surprisingly, there weren’t that many tourists, but there were a vast number of very well behaved school children. Thailand has a rich heritage, and much...More

1  Thank lastword2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's mostly an archaeological. Not much of history or art per se in the museum. Most of the buildings are closed for renovation. We could only see 4 pavilions. Many objets were missing (you could guess the shape from the late of dust left behind)....More

2  Thank Małgorzata T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here you get a very good impression what Thai people see as their values! A little Oasis near Grand Palace. Unexpected treasaries to see. We liked the old vehicles to transport their kings alive or death

Thank Antonsinke
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Visited the National Bangkok Museum and spent about 2 hours explore the history of old palace for Thai's King. It houses Royal Thai antiques, arts and Buddhism sculpture preserved for more than hundreds years ago, especially exhibition hall for Buddha heads where I snapped many...More

2  Thank hintsmy
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their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most
spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to
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Carmen N
26 December 2017|
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Response from lastword2016 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, when we visited in November it was free to get in. This, we were told, was because of the King’s death. Although there are renovations going on, there is still much to see, and there were large crowds including many... More
22 November 2017|
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Response from imdotkenny | Reviewed this property |
the entrance fee is 200 baht for non locals. photography is allowed in the exterior, but prohibited in some of the galleries.
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