History Museums in Bangkok

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History Museums in Bangkok

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  • jobst56
    Hamburg, Germany1,671 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you want some peace and quiet, get off the (orange) boat at No. 6 Memorial bridge, walk across the bridge and within 10 minutes walk you are in this quiet and peaceful place.
    In the museum you learn a lot about the mother of two kings, King Ananda and King Bhumipol.
    Written 23 January 2023
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  • ontheroadmaryg
    London, Canada173 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our private guide took us through the Portuguese old quarters of Bangkok. Such a unique and off the beaten path. Not touristy at all. This museum/restaurant is a key stop in any tour of this area. Lovely cool courtyard, great stop for a drink. The museum is within this old villa and has lots of interesting artifacts .
    Written 6 April 2020
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  • Marion F
    New York City, NY298 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    More people need to know about this museum.
    across the street from the Queens gallery and with free entree, it really should be on everyones must do in Bangkok list.
    I had no idea this place existed, I only saw it on my way to the queens gallery.
    Curating/celebrating the life of the first/only Thai king to abdicate? it timelines with great intimacy his too short life, he died in his early 50s. and the puslse of Thailand during his reign
    Written 28 April 2024
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  • Nonglak L
    Reading, UK276 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum is not that well know and is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10.00 until (I think) around 16.00. Admission is free but donations are welcomed. It may look closed when you arrive but ring the bell beside the front door. Within a minute a helpful woman appeared to unlock the door for me and switch on the lights inside (yes, otherwise it is dark). The museum consists of several small rooms followed by one larger one and it's probably logical to go round them clockwise in this way. It's a charming old-fashioned mixture of all sorts of things laid out, of which everyone is likely to find something of interest. I probably spent round about an hour looking round.
    Written 1 March 2020
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  • Lynkster
    Australia248 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • e2121
    121 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a little museum in ban bang khen, Bangkok with coke cola, and other memorabilia from the good old days.

    It has a nice Cafe with food also.
    Has many public buses that drop you off right in front.
    Written 30 May 2019
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  • Sirima S
    Bangkok, Thailand15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place brings you back in time to those good old days in the reign of King Rama V. It is located in the red building called Thawon Watthu Building which takes only few minutes walk from Grand Palace and there is no entrance fee. The building comprises of two sections which are King Rama V Memorial Exhibition and King Rama V Memorial Library. The Fine Arts Department registered it as the National Ancient Monument in 1977. The exhibition shows the work of King Rama V, one of the greatest Thai kings. More information on his works and way of life can be found in the library which contains books written by King Rama V, biographies and his works. Love the place and the wonderful architecture of this building!
    Written 7 September 2020
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  • TayLunlaa
    Thanyaburi, Thailand423 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Rattanakosin learning center in the mid town. Only 100 Thai baht for the fee (2 parts, 100 each). Each part will take you around 2 hours. They provide the translator machine for foriegner and the staff in each room also explain the story and inform you to use. It's quite interesting exhibition with light and sound.
    Written 10 November 2017
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  • WAYBEYONDPADTHAI
    Bangkok, Thailand138 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was lucky enough to go visit there when Wang Derm Palace (พระราชวังเดิม)’s open for 2 weeks for all to go visit. Unfortunately, most of the places just don’t allow taking photos nor videos. Though, you could always go and pay some respect at the King Taksin the great just right in front of the palace.
    Written 29 December 2018
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  • Joe
    Bucharest, Romania4,928 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Intresting spot. Might be boring to some but I liked it. House made from teakwood including all furniture. I loved the photographs everywhere, they really tell a story.     It's located inside the temple area.   Ticket 30baht.   Worth a look if you visit the temple
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • HINA W
    Islamabad, Pakistan7,367 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This building is also called Tuek Daeng. It was constructed by King Rama V after his crown prince Vajirunhis died of typhoid in his teens. The king thought that it was a waste of resources to build a funeral building for the dead prince so he decided to construct an educational institute for the monks. So he got this Khmer style building made. It was converted to an exhibition hall of King Rama V’s history and works. In 1966 it was converted to a library and research centre for social sciences. You will have a hard time locating this classic building as it is generally hidden behind the tour buses parked in front of it.
    Written 12 October 2018
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