On a rainy day or humid day in Bangkok, visiting museums is one of the best indoor activities that you can do. You can visit more than 100 museums all around Bangkok depending on the theme you are interested in. There are museums focusing on history, on culture, on art, on science or any other topics you may think of. Here are our top 5 favorite museums in Bangkok!
1.) Rattanakosin Museum
Location: 100 Ratchadamnoen Klang Rd, Wat Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Rattanakosin Museum offers multimedia exhibits on the Rattanakosin era. It tells the history of Thailand and progressive modern life of the Thai people and government (first trains, telephones, inventions, etc).
2.) Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles
Location: Ratsadakhorn-bhibhathana Building, The Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles was founded by Her Majesty Queen Sirikit to be a conservation laboratory, educational studio and gallery for textiles from Asia. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)
3.) The Temple of the Emerald Buddha Museum
Location: The Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
This museum houses some of the relics from The Temple of the Emerald buddha. This space has multimedia tools which can help you further understand things about The Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
4.) Jim Thompson House Museum
Location: 6 Kasem San 2 Alley, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Jim Thompson House Museum houses the collection of the so-called Thailand’s Silk King, Jim Thompson. He was one of the pioneers of improving the prominence of Thai Silk to the whole world. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)
5.) King Prajadhipok Museum
Location: 2 Lan Luang Rd, Wat Sommanat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
King Prajadhipok Museum tells about the story of King Prajadhipok from his childhood up to his abdication to the royal throne. He was the first Siam King to abdicate to the Thai throne. The exhibitions about him are located on the 2nd and the 3rd floor of the museum. His wife, Queen Rambai Barni has also a dedicated exhibition on the 1st floor of the museum.