25 Museums to explore in Thailand
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The Golden Jubilee Museum of Agriculture is situated in Tambon Khlong Nueng, opposite the Nava Nakorn Industrial Promotion Zone. It displays the story on agriculture through modern technology and models, covering every aspect of the agricultural process such as land development, forestry, fishery, animal husbandry, and ecological system while outside are the greenhouses, demonstrating rice fields, and a presentation of the farmers’ lifestyles in every region of Thailand.
The Bangkokian Museum is a trio of restored heritage houses standing in the cool shade of surrounding trees. The Bangkokian Museum displays what upper-middle-class homes looked like in Bangkok during the early to the mid-20th century. Despite being in a very busy area of Bangkok, the gardens are a peaceful haven. The museum was bequeathed to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration by its previous owner.
The museum is situated in Suphan Buri City Pillar Shrine area. It was designed to present the history of 5000-year Chinese civilization that is accepted to be one of the world's oldest and most important civilization in the form of a dragon, the well-known sacred animal.
HTMS Maeklong was a Royal Thai Navy escort vessel and training ship, built at the Uraga Dock in Yokosuka, Japan. Her sister ship was HTMS Tachin. The Maeklong is preserved in concrete in Chulachomklao Fort in Phra Samut Chedi District, Samut Prakan Province, Thailand. The ship is named after a river, the Mae Klong.
The JEATH War Museum was built in the form of a prisoner-of-war camp in World War II. There is a collection of paintings and photographs as well as tools used in those days. There are also explosive remnants of various places during the war.
Jim Thompson House is the former home of the late James H.W. Thompson, an American businessman who dedicated over 30 years of his life to reviving Thai silk in the 1950s. The lovely garden-enclosed compound sits on the bank of the Saen Saeb Canal and houses 6 traditional Thai teakwood houses transported from Ayutthaya and Ban Krua Silk Village. It’s a museum and art centre showcasing Thompson’s collection of Asian antiques and Thai silk.
The Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park contains the ruins of the ancient town of Kamphaeng Phet, an important town in the Sukhothai Kingdom. The park that is little visited by foreign tourists contains monuments built during the 13th to 17th centuries by the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya empires.
Baan Kamthieng House Museum is located just next to Asoke, one of the busiest junctions on Sukhumvit. The setting of this renovated teak house feels more like the northern Thai village where it originated rather than the middle of a concrete jungle, surrounded by towering hotels, condos and in the shadow of Terminal 21 shopping center.
Museum Siam is a discovery museum that is located at Sanam Chai road in Bangkok, Thailand. The museum was established in 2007 in the former building of the Ministry of Commerce. It was created to teach the national identity and history of the people of Thailand, and their relationships with neighboring cultures. The museum shows the development of Thailand from the past to the present. It is one of the key attractions in Bangkok.
The National Gallery is an art gallery and one of Thailand's national museums. It is located on Chao Fa Road in Bangkok's historic Phra Nakhon District, and is housed in the building of the former Royal Thai Mint. The gallery's collections range from traditional Thai art to the Western-influenced portraiture of the 19th century and modern and contemporary works.
The Bangkok National Museum displays Thailand’s largest collection of local art and artefacts. Founded by King Rama V, the museum occupies the former 18th-century Wang Na Palace in Phra Nakhon. It’s within walking distance of Wat Phra Kaew and The Grand Palace, so you can easily combine a day trip to these spots while in Bangkok.
The Royal Barges Museum is where we can discover 8 of the country's most unique and stunning vessels: the Royal Barges. These boats a reserved for auspicious ceremonies and state occasions like the very rare Royal Barge Procession, and have only made an appearance on the water about 16 times in the last 65 years. It is one of the majestic tourist attractions in Thailand.
The National Science museum Located on Klong 5, Klong Luang in Pathum Thani, the Science Museum is part of the Technopolis complex. When completed, this park will be comprised of not only the Science Museum but also the Natural History Museum, the Ecology and Environment Museum, and the Aviation and Telecommunications Museum.
Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum is a geological museum mainly exhibiting fossils. It is under the administration of the Department of Mineral Resources, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Royal Thai Government, and situated in Khon Kaen province in the northeastern region of Thailand.
The Sirindhorn Museum is a dinosaur museum and has three main parts: the dinosaur fossil site museum, the fossil storage and research building, and the permanent museum building. There are many dinosaur fossil exhibits here and the facility is located at the bottom of Phu Kum Khao Mountain and has one of the largest concentrations of dinosaur fossils in Thailand. The site museum is the in situ fossil site covered with a permanent building which includes a small exhibition area and a small meetin
The Siriraj Medical Museum, nicknamed the Museum of Death, is a medical museum in Bangkok, Thailand. Siriraj Medical Museum is open to the public and is a valuable resource for medical professionals and students. This museum consists of seven small medical museums:Siriraj Bimuksthan Museum, Ellis Pathological Museum, Congdon Anatomical Museum, Songkran Niyomsan Forensic Medicine Museum, Parasitological Museum, Touch Museum in Honor of Queen Mother Sirikit, and Sood Sangvichien Prehistoric Museum
It was used as the governor's palace for a short time then converted to National Museum in 1982. It exhibits a wide-ranging collection of artifacts from the province's past.
A museum and the former residence of a royal family, the Suan Pakkad Palace is a true gem in the midst of Bangkok. Only a handful of visitors seem to come here at a time. But those who stumble upon it will be pleasantly surprised. The hidden oasis is home to a stunning collection of Thai antiquities and artifacts.