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Museum of Siam

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Banglamphu
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Address: 4, Sanam Chai Road, Phra Nakhon | Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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+66 2 225 2777
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This was a good look around at some unique stuff if you have time it is really worth a look around this museum

Reviewed 7 December 2016
Straittford-Miller
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

When I have a friend or relative come to Bangkok, I would always recommend or if I am present included a stop to the Museum of Siam as it gives an overview of the beginnings of Thailand until present day. It is a museum that is interactive and shows not only the history, but culture and society of Thais. Sadly,... More 

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1 Thank Samuel L
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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544 reviews
307 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 982 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Went by the Museum Siam the other day, and found it closed currently for much-needed renovations work. At this stage, the Museum Siam is scheduled to reopen late-April 2017.

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2 Thank Andrew_Alin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The museum is now closed, though there were signs saying it was during opening hours. No one there was willing to explain to us.

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1 Thank Edward N
Kranj, Slovenia
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74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

As we were there on January, 5th 2017, the museum was closed for renovation. I could not find any information for how long, neither were workers there understanding English.

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4 Thank IndiS123
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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92 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This was a good look around at some unique stuff if you have time it is really worth a look around this museum

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1 Thank Straittford-Miller
Bangkok, Thailand
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

No more boring-static old school museum, the Museum Siam did a good solution with many intuitive and interactive presentations, Siam historical unfolding stories was designed for both adults and kids, there are also some interesting activities, exhibitions, cool event along with thai festive ocassion. The "night at the museum" program provide a new version of thai museum here! All in... More 

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Thank werawat77
Chiang Mai, Thailand
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The museum is closed for a renovation at the moment. The museum people said that the renovation could last till next year. There is a small ASEAN pictures exhibition opening though.

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5 Thank chantawatc
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2,287 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 810 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This museum is housed in a 19th Century European styled building which was once the Ministry of Commerce. The museum showcases the origin of the Thai people and their culture. The exhibits using a variety of media are interactive and entertaining. It is a fun museum with a casual atmosphere. Located near Wat Po, it is worth a visit.

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Thank nellielim
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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81 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The potential for this museum is so much more. The museum attempts to show the visitor how multi-ethnic modern Thailand it is—a noble objective. But the museum fails to do this in my view, as many of the displays are not well-lit and thus a good deal is missed.

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Thank Hansblix
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11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We spent the whole morning in the museum and had a great fun. It suits everyone who is interested in the peopling of Thailand and other ASEAN countries. The staffs were nice and helpful. My only complain would be how hard it was to find a parking space.

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