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“One of the nicer museums” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles

Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles
Ranked #9 of 81 Museums in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Located to the right of the visitors’ entrance to the Grand Palace, the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles collects, displays, preserves, and serves as a centre for textiles from East, South, and Southeast Asia with an emphasis on Thailand and its royal court. The QSMTembodies Her Majesty’s efforts to preserve Thailand’s textile artsfor future generations. Exhibitions change periodically
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“One of the nicer museums”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

We went in here during our tour of the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha.

It covers the history of the textiles and the Queen's involvement in reviving and popularizing Thai textiles around the world.

Visited August 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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“The history of Silk in Thailand”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Well documented history of rise of silk industry in Thailand. The museum itself is well maintained and also very good use of the Audio Video devices to the drive home the point. Also it helps to have aircon inside unlike other museums in the heat of the summer. Also contains the documentation showing the various dresses worn by the queen over the years. The history of silk from the cocoon to the drapes are very well displayed in the video displayed in the museum.

Visited May 2014
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“If you are interested in Silk, You must see this museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

This is a fascinating museum to visit to see the authentic dresses of the Queen. She played a significant role in preserving Thai silk designs and in helping to once again call international recognition to the quality of Thai silk. You can watch a short video to help you understand the process of making silk, read about how an authentic Thai costume was invented for when she had to make a international trip, etc. It is all quite interesting.

Visited July 2014
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Goleta, California
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“A lot of Thai history.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

A textile museum sounds boring and it could be. Indeed there are a lot of mannequins in fancy cloths, but there is also a lot of Thai history. Silk is at the core of Thai culture so there is much to say.

The Textile Museum is usually at the end of a National Palace visit. Half the value of the Textile Museum is the excellent air conditioning. You really need it after the Palace. The gift shop is also very good.

Visited April 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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“Nice addition to the Grand Palace experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

The Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles recently opened in 2012 and can be found just past the entrance into the Grand Palace. Entrance is included with the price of your ticket (500 baht) into the Palace.

Here you will find a modern and well-presented speciality museum, highlighting the Queen's efforts to to preserve, rejuvenate and promote Thailand's textile industries. Her work started in the 1950's when she worked to reintroduce Thai historic costume and clothing by adapting it into modern fashion.

You can learn about her energies over the decades, which are showcased in the museum in the form of raw textiles and royal garments, shoes and attire made from Thailand produced material. The silk textiles in particular are quite impressive.

The building that houses the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles is also somewhat interesting. This is a late 19th century, Italian style building that served as the Minister of Finance until 1987. In 2003, the building being in disuse was requested by the Queen to create the Museum of Textiles. It was then modernised and made suitable for this particular museum.

Overall, we find the Museum of Textiles to be a nice addition to the Grand Palace experience and worth 15-20 minutes of your time before you leave the complex.

Visited May 2014
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