Museums in Bangkok are must visit places once you land here for the Thailand tour. Museums are the only heritage places to witness Thai art, culture, and history under one roof. This will make you visit again to see them in heritage places and attractions. When you land in Bangkok, you must visit the below-mentioned top 10 museums in Bangkok.
Bangkok is the Capital of Thailand. It is an international tourist destination in Southeast Asia too. It is advisable to book a Bangkok cultural heritage tour package to cover all the art, history, culture, and air force museums present in this most happening city. You can visit these museums in all-seasons. They are present in Thai heritage buildings and modern buildings. Bangkok is a tourist-friendly place. It has modern tourist facilities and amenities.
9 Museums In Bangkok
Here is a list of the museums in Bangkok that you must visit on your next trip to Thailand for knowing about the heritage of the country. Take a look!
1. Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA Bangkok)
This is a popular art museum present at No. 499 Vibhavadi Rangsit Rd. Ladyao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand. This museum has one of the best contemporary art collections of Thai artists. This is also one of Asia’s largest one in terms of art collections. They are remarkable to see in canvas, sculptors, and other art forms. There is friendly staff to help you to know the various art forms placed here. It does have European collections is the top floor. You can buy gifts and eat in the cafeteria present inside the museum premises. This is a free entry museum for the Thais and foreign tourists too in Bangkok.
Visiting hours: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM all weeks
2. The Museum Of Floral Culture
The botanist and flower lovers must visit No. 315 Samsen Rd. Soi 28, Yaek Ongkarak 13, Dusit District, Bangkok 10300, Thailand to see the colorful vistas of the floral culture of Asia. This museum is in an erstwhile colonial teak mansion. Its surrounding is with exotic plants and trees. A day trip is the best to see this floral extravagance in once in the Bangkok city tour. You will feel as if you are with Mother Nature. If lucky, you can find an international wedding taking place in its open garden. It is the best place to take postcard size photos of the unseen floras. You can also take photos with these colorful flowers as a backdrop. You can have Thai cuisines and beverages served inside this floral museum in Bangkok.
Visiting hours: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM all weeks, except Monday
3. Bangkok Art And Culture Centre
You must visit No. 939 Rama I Rd, Wang Mai, Pat hum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand to see this most beautiful Art and Culture Centre. It is the best museum to see Thai contemporary art forms. You can see the Thai culture in its music and art theater. There are many exhibitions, workshops, and seminars taking place in this art and cultural center throughout the year. This museum complex itself is a masterpiece work of modern Thai architecture. You can buy Thai art and cultural related crafts, gifts and books in the stalls present inside this center. A day trip is the best to take to see this cultural center. It has food and beverages serving places. This museum does not collect an entry fee from Thai locals and international tourists.
Visiting hours: 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM all weeks, except Monday
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4. Bangkok Folk Museum
You must visit No. 273 Saphan Yao Alley, Si Phraya, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand to see this beautiful historic folk museum. This museum is in the erstwhile Suravadee family of Bangrak District. After World War II, this house is converted as a museum to preserve the history of this district and the aftermath of WWII. It is worth visiting to see the Bangkokians lifestyle of the mid-20th century. You can see the artifacts made of porcelain during the medieval times in this museum. You can find most of the materials of this house as it was during WWII.
Visiting hours: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM all weeks, except Monday
5. Thai Labor Museum
You must visit Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand to see this important labor museum. It throws light on Thailand’s economic development with the emergence of the Chinese workforce. They do include artifacts belonging to the Thai labor class people. This includes a few cast based worker’s photos and their work materials too. You can also find WWII time labor attires, crafts, and posters. The Thailand labor party maintains this museum. They have depicted the evolution of the labor movement in Thailand. It is open to the public without collecting any entrance ticket. Yet, they do accept donations to maintain this museum to make it more impressive to the tourists. There is a cafeteria in this museum. It is worth tasting Thai food at affordable prices.
Visiting hours: Wednesday to Saturday 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM Closed on Monday and Tuesday
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6. Krung Thai Art Gallery
You must visit No. 260 Yaowarat Rd, Chakkrawat, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand to see this important art gallery. It has many important works of the local Thai artists. It is worth visiting to see those paintings depicting Thai culture. You can see this art gallery within 2-hours. This includes Thai folk art in canvas, handmade artifacts, and black and white photos. You can take photos with the backdrop of the artifacts present in this gallery. There are staffs, who describe those art forms in detail. Entry to this art gallery is free to all people.
Visiting hours: Monday to Saturday 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM. Closed on Sunday
7. Thai Art Archives
You must visit No. 939 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand to see this art museum. This is the best museum to visit at your convenient time, as this art archive is open 24/7. It is the finest place to see Thailand’s local artist works. This includes contemporary and modern art forms of Thailand. It has a research hub, exhibitions, and publication works. It may take 2-hours to see these art archives. You can take photos and videos in this Thai Art Archives.
Visiting hours: Open 24-hours all weeks
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8. Sam Sen Nai Philatelic Museum
You must visit No. 2 Phahonyothin Rd, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400, Thailand to see this postal museum. You can see the exclusive collections of Thai stamps. These are worth seeing the stamp designs and authenticity of the Thai Philatelic. You can see the old postal instruments and equipment in this museum. You will get an image of how the erstwhile post office functions during the WWI and WWII in Thailand. It has a library for the people interested in Philatelic research.
Visiting hours: Wednesday to Saturday 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM. Closed on Monday and Tuesday
9. Royal Thai Air Force Museum
You must visit No. 171/733 Phahonyothin Rd, Khlong Thanon, Sai Mai, Bangkok 10220, Thailand to see this air force museum. It has one of the rarest collections of Royal Thai Air Force flying assets. The most important part of this museum is to see its WWII used fighter planes. It has vintage collections helicopters, trainer planes, cargo planes, observation helicopters, fighter planes, and attacker planes. This is the best place to visit by aeronautic students. They can see some erstwhile flying machines and the dynamics of those models.
Visiting hours: 08:00 AM to 03:30 PM. Closed on Monday
These museums in Bangkok will lead to history of Thailand and give you the most memorable experience of exploring the city. You must be familiar with other aspects of the beautiful city but not this one. And believe us, it would be a totally unique experience. So, don’t think too much and plan a trip to Bangkok now!
Frequently Asked Questions About Museums In Bangkok
A. The Silva Bhirasri Memorial and Museum, Jesada Technik Museum, and Royal Elephant National Museum are allowing free entry to the Thais and foreign tourists in Bangkok.
A. Yes, you can find a few of the museums with food and beverage facilities within the museum premises. Those are the ones, which may take a half-day to explore.
A. The museums present in Bangkok are of Thai art, culture, history, science, and collections exhibit. They do take seminars and workshops in various seasons.
A. There are eighteen museums in Bangkok. It will take a weeklong to explore all these museums as a day trip visit.
A. Yes, the Erawan Museum, Museum Siam, The Jim Thompson House, The Ancient City, and Nita’s Rattanakosin are kid-friendly museums present in Bangkok.
A. There is no special season to visit museums in Bangkok. These are indoor places in heritage buildings and modern museums.
A. Yes, a few of the museums allow online ticket booking. This is the best for history buffs visiting in group Bangkok tours, students and others visiting here during the peak season.
A. It is advisable to come under a Bangkok heritage and cultural tour package. This will cover all the museums in Bangkok. This will be inclusive of a local guide, food, and transportation.
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