Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Thailand  /  Bangkok  /  The National Museum Bangkok

The National Museum Bangkok, Bangkok

3.9
#7 of 89 in Museums in Bangkok
Specialty Museum · Museum
Create an itinerary including The National Museum Bangkok
Go on a journey through thousands of years of Thai history and culture at The National Museum Bangkok, a treasure chest housed inside the former palace of Siamese viceroys. Originally established in 1874 by King Rama V to showcase his father's private collection of artwork, the museum now ranks among the largest in Southeast Asia and displays various aspects of Thai heritage. You can admire everything from precious stones to ornamental clothes, and from prehistoric artifacts to royal thrones. In addition to the rich Thai collection, the museum displays objects from other parts of Southeast Asia and China, including weapons, sculptures, and musical instruments. Information in English and multilingual tours provide context for visitors without knowledge of the Thai language. Arrange your visit to The National Museum Bangkok and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bangkok using our Bangkok holiday maker.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Tours to The National Museum Bangkok

The National Museum Bangkok reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
887 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • A very nice Museum with a lot to see in fully renovated rooms, you can as well join tour done by volunteers in your own Language. We did the French tour, a great experience as we had an in depth... 
    A very nice Museum with a lot to see in fully renovated rooms, you can as well join tour done by volunteers in your own Language. We did the French tour, a great experience as we had an in depth...  more »
  • Had a good time visiting Bangkoks national museum. There was so much to see and learn about, and seemed like there was something for everyone. We had to visit whilst in bangkok so that’s exactly what....  more
    Had a good time visiting Bangkoks national museum. There was so much to see and learn about, and seemed like there was something for everyone. We had to visit whilst in bangkok so that’s exactly what....  more »
Google
  • Went there to attend the guided tour during the Museum at Night event. They should really do guided tours on a regular basis as it adds so much value to know the stories behind the site's location and exhibits. It makes the experience more interesting and informative. Will surely return if more themed tours are organized.
  • It is impossible for me to comprehend how such a rich and wonderful culture could be presented so meaningless and poorly. This museum offers a decent and extensive collection of artifacts. Unfortunately, the collection is not explained at all. Just not enough information 🤷‍♀️ and those crumbs that are there - impossibly dull. Disappointing experience. I hope they will hire someone who understands how exhibitions work.

Plan your trip to Bangkok

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.