Museum of Siam is a museum telling you the ‘Thainess’ by using the interactive games and presentations. At this museum, you will learn how Thais changed over time from the past to present, how the name of our kingdom was changed from Siam to Thailand, , where Thai people come from, and what is the ‘real Thainess’.
I have been to this museum 4 years ago. It was a great place to learn the history of Thailand. I liked that the whole museum was full with informative and interesting interactive activities which made me understand the history of my country more. All information in this museum is provided in 2 languages: Thai and English. I also enjoyed shooting photos with the room that was decorated like ‘a retro bar’.
All in all, for me this museum is the most innovative museum I have ever been in Bangkok. It would take around 1 hour and a half to visit the whole museum. If you come with kids, take them to this museum. I am sure they will enjoy.
Update: February 2015
Location: Sanam Chai Road, Phra Nakorn District, south of Wat Pho
How to get there: there are several ways to get to the museum
- Bus: 3, 6, 9, 12, 32, 44, 47, 53, 82, 524
- BTS Sky train: Get off at Wong Wian Yai Station. Then, take bus number 82.
- MRT Subway: Get off at Hua Lamphong Staion. Then, take bus number 1, 3, or 5
- Chao Phraya Express Boat: Get off at Pier Tha Tien. Then, walk pass Wat Pho. You will see the museum on your left hand side.
Entrance fee: Free for children under 15, 50 baht for students, 100 baht for Thai adults, and 300 baht for foreign adults. If you come in group of 5 people or more, you will get 50% discount.
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00 (closed on Mondays)
Have you ever been to Museum of Siam? Do you like it? Share your experience with me in the comment!