With major collections of historic artefacts and Buddhist art, this Museum is the largest of its kind in SE Asia. Thailand’s artistic treasures of the Dvaravati, Lopburi, Sukhothai, Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin periods are well represented here.
The museum opened in 1928, and was originally the palace of the ‘Deputy King’ of Thailand.
The palace, built in 1782, houses many beautiful and diverse exhibits including elephant howdahs, royal furnishings, weapons, porcelain and musical instruments. The spectacular Funeral chariots can also be seen on the site.
The Buddhaisawan Chapel (Tamnak Phutthaisawan) in the Museum grounds, contains well preserved murals depicting the life of Buddha and the second most important Buddha image in Thailand, the Phra Buddha Singh.
The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
It is closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Some rooms may be closed at lunch time.
Entrance fee : Baht 200.
National Museum Bangkok
Na Phrathat Rd,
Phra Nakorn District,
Located opposite Sanam Luang