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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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Na Phrathat Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakho, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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"thai history"
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"royal carriages"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"grand palace"
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"free tour"
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"impressive collection"
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"english tour"
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"exhibition hall"
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"on display"
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"asian countries"
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"royal family"
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"better understanding"
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"entrance fee is baht"
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"air conditioned"
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 4 days ago

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 :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lucky day. I join a group of nun to see the Japanese Thai 130 years Relationship exhibition ended 18/2/2018.

Thank PanSum
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum yesterday and found it to be under construction a fact not mentioned on the website. As well the main space in the Audience Hall has been taken over by a Japanese exhibit. Seeing as how long it takes to get around...More

3  Thank Bruce G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The impressive palace buildings of the museum are not quite matched by the collection of Thai only artefacts, but there are some really good bits including the royal funeral carriages, statues, puppets and armaments. The small entrance fee is worth it. However, they could do...More

1  Thank Mel B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The three-hour visit gives me a better understanding of the relationship between their beloved king and the people. The renovations are almost done save three areas of Royal Textile, Mother-of-Pearl Inlay Utensils and Buddhist Monk Utensils. One can appreciate the reason for the numerous beautiful...More

2  Thank isasaya
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Admission fee for the museum is 200 bath. Nice objects of accient Thailand and an extra exhibition of antic Japanees artifacts. Also the interior of the 'chapel' was impressive.

1  Thank ton39
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

This is the most important museum in Thailand. It has objects that are impressive, many are just magnificent. The museum is poorly cured and the staff is not engaged with this Thai treasure. The staff is mainly focused on their personal I-phones. Many exhibits are...More

1  Thank TravelerTrecker
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

The buildings were originally a palace, and part of the exhibits show the furniture, equipment and utensils of the old times. Highlights for me were the elephant saddles and the khon masks (theatre).The other exhibits of mostly older periods show many religious objects with foreign...More

1  Thank cinbkk
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I have been to many, many museums and when abroad I use these types of visits to introduce me to the local culture, especially when very different to my own. However, there is little to help guide the visitor, Thai or not on understanding the...More

3  Thank Jane S
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Carmen N
26 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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