Timings : 9:00 - 16:00 (Wednesday - Sunday), Last ticket is sold at 15:30
Entry Fee : THB 200
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An ideal place for history lovers, the Bangkok National Museum exhibits some of the most magnificent collection of art and artefacts reflecting the Thai culture.
Nestled on an erstwhile land of the 18th century, Wang Na Palace, the National Museum of Bangkok was originally established by King Rama V displaying the gifts and antiques given to him by his father. Today it houses one of the largest collections of Thai art and artefacts in a well-organized manner. The Sivamokhaphiman Hall features the Thai history gallery displaying exhibits from Sukhothai to the Rattanakosin periods. One can see a plethora of decorative arts, ancient sculptures, precious stones, ceramic, clothing and textiles, gold treasures, traditional musical instruments, woodcarving and collection are Chinese weapons from all over Southeast Asia in the Archaeological and Art History collection. Other than that, the museum also features religious and ceremonial artefacts, the Viceroy's throne and an extraordinary collection of Buddha images arranged according to the timeline. To enjoy the museum at its best, you can join the free guided tour organised on Wednesdays and Thursdays by the National Museum Volunteers at 9:30 in English and French. One can also enjoy the tours in Japanese on Wednesdays only, and in German on Thursdays only. Photography is not allowed inside the museum complex.