The National Gallery Bangkok

The National Gallery Bangkok

The National Gallery Bangkok
3.5
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Rob Nesbit
Warsaw, Poland4,038 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
It says its the National Gallery but I am not sure. The reason I enquire is because this gallery was pretty small and sparse, we didn't see a lot of art and we, more or less, were finished going through the whole place very quickly. We didn't find a lot of quality art or sculptures on display. Is this it????

Pretty disappointing for a national gallery, especially a nation as big and vibrant as Thailand. Surely they could jam pack it with quality art from all over the country????

The staff were very friendly.
And it was easy to walk around. Nice and spacious. And quiet.
But I wouldn't recommended it as a stand out place to see.
Written 26 October 2023
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Lynkster
Australia249 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
During our visit, one hall was closed for renovations, and there seemed to be a limited variety to the art on display. The permanent exhibition pieces is a little small in number and variety, and given the rather high price of admission (and difficulty of access, walking from the National Museum), this was a little disappointing.
Written 16 December 2019
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Haleybob
19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
This art gallery is tiny with hardly anything to look at, NOT worth the 200 baht entrance fee! Apparently Thailand doesn't have any artwork pre 1870 either, so the tiny selection is all modern. I would be embarrassed to call this my national gallery.
Written 14 December 2019
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lilkitty111
Adelaide, Australia209 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Temporary Exhibition Rooms were closed. There were only about 5 rooms to look in. No photos were allowed inside. Staff were in each room keeping an eye on visitors. It is a small gallery with nothing very exciting to view and little to offer.
For the 200THB entrance fee (10AUD) I would say give it a miss. I highly recommend going to The Bangkok National Museum instead.
Written 12 December 2019
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Mica
Bangkok, Thailand12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
I decided to visit the National Gallery in order to learn more about Thai history via the free guided tours on Wednesday and Thursday morning. The free tour was well worth it - I learned so much about the Royal Palace, architecture, the murals inside the temples, and the Royal funeral ceremony. My volunteer guide spoke perfect English.

If you are new to Bangkok and feel disoriented, I highly recommend taking this free guided tour to orient yourself a little better. Entry cost is 200 Baht roughly equivalent to $6 US Dollars per person. Worth it :)
Written 14 September 2019
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Guru Chillaxi
Bangkok, Thailand387 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Just want to check whether the museum can accommodate wheelchair visitor, glad to know that they have an access at the back of the building to allow handicapped visitor to visit the first floor of the main building. There is no elevator to access 2nd floor, the stair case is rather high and it will be difficult to carry handicapped visitor to 2nd floor. Still visiting the first floor of several buildings would be sufficient to get a glimpse of this small art mesuem.
Written 22 July 2019
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Inna
Dubai, United Arab Emirates21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Collection is interesting and shocking;) but I believe that there’s more art in Thailand to show. Luckily it was an exhibition of modern art with really interesting works. I will recommend for people who really interested in art or never seen Asian paintings and motifs
Written 13 March 2019
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WorldTraveler38
Washington DC, DC330 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
The tour taxi boat of the river drops you about four blocks from it. (last stop on the river taxi)

As someone who has seen museums around the world, I understand some of the low ratings. For example, it has some ‘art’ that wouldn’t be art anywhere else in the world, and is only there because the king drew it.

But if you go here without comparisons in mind, and just enjoy it for what it is, I think it’s nice, and gives you an actual taste of a Thai museum. We really enjoyed it because it was peaceful and some of the other exhibits are quite interesting and good art. It has an outside space with some pieces too.

It’s completely uncrowded and a decent size for a few hours.

And honestly I feel in love with one special exhibit that was going on the day we went. A Thai artist had the entire wing set up with her music and art, it was so relaxing and simply moving. I would have missed something special and unique because of the reviews, so I'm glad we discovered it just by wandering around.
Written 7 February 2019
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Steven S
London, UK346 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
my title sums it up really. There is not much to see here. An uninspired exhibition and relatively little permanent work. Where is all the art in Thailand - I'd really would love to know. The paintings of the royal family were of interest but that was about it. - if you want to see art in Bangkok go to MOCA which is amazing.
Written 23 January 2019
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Donny B
Bangkok, Thailand438 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Business
A decent National Gallery in Bangkok, Thailand. A few great exhibitions to see. The place is a bit outdated and car parking space is very limited. There's a small coffee shop too.
Written 22 December 2018
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