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“Nice museum, stories well told”
Review of Museum of Siam

Museum of Siam
Ranked #95 of 552 things to do in Bangkok
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Porto, Portugal
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice museum, stories well told”
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

Interesting way to find out about Thailand's history. Several interactive means to present the different aspects. Entertaining but with juice.

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Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great interactive museum!”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

This museum was a big surprise! It's a very modern museum where you may touch several items so it's a really fun museum! From 4-6 it is free so after visiting What Po, jump in and cool of while learning something about the Thai culture!

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“A must do if you want an overview of Thai history”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Free entry from 4-6pm (winner!), which is enough time to see everything. 300 baht otherwise. It tells the story of Thailand right from earliest man up to modern day over 15 or so different rooms. There are lots of interactive displays, videos, games, photo opps and graphics as well as genuine artifacts from across the ages. You don't have to have any prior knowledge of Thai history to enjoy this museum, the information is not overwhelming, comes in digestible chunks and is genuinely interesting. Highly recommended.

Visited May 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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“Not for Everyone - Maybe 3.5 dots”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Museum of Siam was disappointing. The best thing about it was that we got in for free (over 60's free, normal entry $10). However the old building in which it is housed is a beautiful building still. High ceilings, gracious wide verandahs, wide teak floor planking - and in the process of converting they have left some places uncovered, so that you can see the techniques used. It is not far from the Grand Palace, and the Chao Praya River - swampy. They placed all the timber flooring on inverted concrete arcs to keep both the joists and planking dry in what was marshy soil, which also had the effect of distributing the building weight more evenly over the area.

Too many 'clever' displays, using 3D holography, computer generated images etc, and not enough of the real evidence, real artifacts.. It is probably aimed at a younger audience than us.

Visited April 2014
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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“Nice atractions for kids even for non-English speakers - nice option to hinder Bangkok's heat”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

The museum is very well located, just a few steps from Wat Pho. The exibitions are interesintg althoug the content is not very deep. However, everyting is presented by funny videos and kids loved the possibility to present a TV newspaper or to wear 19 century clothes. It is a good way to relax from the heat of Bangkok during mid-day. The museum store, although does not have a huge offer of goods, has nice design souvenirs. At least, on Sunday, it was free admission.

Visited April 2014
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