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Royal Barges National Museum: Tours & Tickets

Closes in 27 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The museum is home to the ornately decorated boats used in State ceremonies.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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80/1 Arun Amarin Road | Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
Arun Amarin
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All reviews take photos naval base bangkok noi on display works of art long tail boat chao phraya river gold leaf well worth the effort an adventure thai history sheer size wat arun across the river procession boats pier
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Reviewed 31 May 2019 via mobile

Well worth while, we managed to get our longtail boat tour to drop us there. Amazing small museum just with the dozen beautiful barges and a bit of information on them very well presented.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank dougiel2014
Reviewed 23 May 2019

I finally made it to this out of the way museum that displays 5 or so of the 50+ royal barges. Very impressive indeed and they are still undergoing renovation for the fall festivities. It is about a 10 minute walk from the public ferry...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Merl R
Reviewed 8 April 2019 via mobile

The royal barge museum gives you a taste of what the upcoming kings coronation will look like on the water. All of the barges are beautiful and intricately decorated. They are currently working on restoring many of them so that they will be prepared for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Stay765252
Reviewed 28 March 2019

Although a bit out of the way this is worth a trip. It is located within an actual naval base. It contains many elaborately formed and decorated royal barges. They are currently being prepared for the coronation parade in early May. Consequently many artisans were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank L9393NIrobertm
Reviewed 26 March 2019

With the upcoming ceremonies, the barges have all been completely refurbished. They a quite impressive. Lots of very intricate gold leaf.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dcfiread
Reviewed 12 March 2019

Researched more remote highlights and found this gem. A small museum with a dozen Royal barges last used in 2012 being readied for this years pageant. Little hard to find and really a good trip. Wonderful craftsmanship with the artistic Thai ladies working with gold...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chris v
Reviewed 8 March 2019

Other reviews discussed the difficulty in visiting the museum and we were unsure we would be able to visit due to my husbands very limited mobility. Our driver convinced the guard of the Naval Base to allow us to pass through the base to enter...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed 8 March 2019

the numerous king's barges are indoors and being refurbished. They are beyond beautiful and huge. The colors are amazing, gold leaf is being applies by fabulous artists. They charge an additional to take pics.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank garyc320
Reviewed 3 March 2019

We visited the Royal Barges Museum as part of a private afternoon river and klongs tour, and had the whole museum to ourselves as we were the only visitors at that time of the day. The museum is housed in a vast hanger-type building containing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AnneDickie
Reviewed 16 February 2019

If you arrive by the Hop On Hop Off boat walk past the hospital towards the bridge that goes over the water, go up onto the bridge cross then go under towards the Navel base the guard will then let you walk across the open...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Nancy B
31 May 2019|
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Response from L9393NIrobertm | Reviewed this property |
Admission was 100 THB. There was an additional charge of 100 THB (I think) to take photos.
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jblaza
1 December 2015|
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Response from guiltlessreader | Reviewed this property |
There is a set of postcards (10 pieces, I think) which has archival imagery and more contemporary photos. It cost 120 baht.
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magdherb
24 November 2015|
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Response from Teanna C | Reviewed this property |
I didn't take a boat....I rented a tuck tuck driver all day and he took me wherever I wanted to go....
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