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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.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“thai history” (60 reviews)
“art history” (5 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 15:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Na Phrathat Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakho, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Banglamphu
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+66 2 224 1333
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Reviewed today

A very interesting museum, with beautiful artifacts of different times in history. Gives a real understanding to some aspects f Thai culture and Buddhism. Organized beautifully in separate buildings which by themselves are extraordinary. We stumbles on it by mistake while walking towards the palace...More

Thank RuthElkana
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is not in a large block building, but in a grouping of several wat-style buildings in a campus-type environment. The Buddhaisawan Chapel was particularly unique with its pristine Buddha presentation and its floors kept impossibly clean. The Royal Chariot Garage was amazing.

1  Thank kurteg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First hall contains the main treasures including 2,500+ year old bronze and lots of stone sculptures from various eras. Don't miss the chapel to the right of the main hall, which is very nicely decorated. The funeral chariots in a separate exhibit hall, built during...More

Thank Raintree_Thailand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to visit a museum in Bangkok, than this one. Admission fee is 200 bath and you will have to leave all your bags at the ticket office. The museum is composed of several buildings so you need to walk across the area....More

1  Thank CPJD00
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved seeing and reading about the artifacts as well as understanding the history of Thailand. My favorite part was seeing the chariots used at the royal funerals. I wish there were better signage in front of buildings so visitors can easily see where to...More

1  Thank Mimi U
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

A good collection of loads of Thai artefacts from many different periods but a lot of the main exhibits where closed when we visited, about 1/2

Thank Oliver B
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

First this museum should not be confused with the National Gallery also in the vicinity within walking distance. I spent a solid afternoon here (the air con helped in the steamy heat). The artifacts have solid English descriptions, showcasing Thai and Southeastern Asia (even south...More

1  Thank northernlighter
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Most of the major exhibition halls were closed for renovation, although we were not told that at the ticket kiosk & we were charged full price. Many of the areas that were open had very poor information displayed. We were hoping to learn something of...More

5  Thank Judy S
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

This museum is housed in an 18th century palace and has the largest and most beautiful collection of Thai art and artifacts in the country. English language descriptions are available. FYI, the museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and it worth an hour of...More

Thank Michaela
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

The Bangkok National Museum houses the largest collection of Thai art and artifacts in the country. It's definitely worth a visit, especially if visiting nearby Wat Phra Kaew or the Grand Palace. You can go by taxi. Price is OK :)

Thank dinhphucb
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Carmen N
25 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
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userno2017
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.
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GaneshGan
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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
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