Bangkok Seashell Museum… a colorful experience in Bangkok

Update: February, 2019

This museum is permanently closed.

Bangkok Seashell museum is a three-storey building exhibiting a large collection of beautiful shell from around the world.


My friend and I paid the admission fee. Then, we were allowed to walk and take photos. The seashells were grouped and exhibited by species. Descriptions of each species were provided in both Thai and English. There was no guide to explain to us. However, if you have any questions or want more information, you can ask the officers.


I was amazed with the shape and color of the seashells; all are really beautiful. BangkokSeashellMuseum06 BangkokSeashellMuseum07 BangkokSeashellMuseum08

I liked the urchins. I was afraid of stepping on the urchins when I was a novice snorkeler, but the sea urchins here were different from urchins I’ve seen before and very cute and beautiful. BangkokSeashellMuseum09

What I liked most was Heart Cockles because I didn’t feel that they were cockles. I really liked their shapes and sweet colors.


We were there in the late afternoon. The museum was not crowded at that time. I’ve never been to any seashell museums before, so I cannot judge this museum. If you are interested in the little creatures, this place might be your choice. It is a place where you can spend good time and also gain knowledge with your friends or family.

Update: February, 2014

Location: The corner of Silom Soi 23, Near Leardsin Hospital. The easiest ways to go there is to get off the skytrain (BTS) at Surasak station. Then, walk back to Sathon-Surasak Intersection and turn right. Turn left when you see Silom road, and walk to Silom Soi 23.

Admission fee: Free for children younger than 4 years old, 50 baht for student, 100 baht for Thais, 150 baht for foreigner

Opening Hours: Everyday from 10:00 to 19:00

Have you ever been to Bangkok Seashell Museum? Do you like it there? Share your experience with me in the comments!



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