Bangkok National Museum is the first National Museum in Thailand, established in 1859. It stores the largest collection of Thai art and artifacts in the country. The exhibition can be divided into three galleries.

Thai History Gallery 

The hall narrates Thai history spanning from Sukhothai to Rattanokosin periods.

Archeological and Art History collection 

This gallery will walk you through the prehistory of Thailand such as Lanna and Sukhothai, then to Ayutthaya and Thonburi and finally to the modern Thai kingdom established in Bangkok.

Decorative Arts and Ethology Exhibit

This session is divided into periods of time and Thai Decorative Art such as gold treasures and precious stones, mother of pearl inlay, costumes and textiles, ceramics, carved ivory, old royal transportation, old weapons and musical instruments, Thai Khon masks, puppets and etc. 

Location: Na Phrathat Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200

Operating hours: 9:00 am – 16:00 pm (Wednesday-Sunday)

Admission fee for foreigners: 40 Baht

How to get there from KMUTT: The best way to get there is by Uber or taxi. By bus and express boat: Take bus no.75 to Rajsingkorn temple. Get on the Chao Praya Express boat to Ta Chang Pier. From the pier, turn left at the first street (Mahathat Road) and walk through the amulet market to the end, then turn right and walk to the end of this road. The huge open space of Sanam Luang will be across the street. Turn left and walk a short distance up the street with the Grand Palace behind you. The National Museum will be on your left.