If you want to take your lover on a date, but ran out of ideas for places to go, come on over! Today, LifeSara brings you 9 cool museums in Bangkok for you to go chillin’. Let’s go through the list together 🥳✨
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA BANGKOK)
Art lovers assemble! This museum is the gallery for all manners of artworks from many famous artists around the world.
All of them are housed within this high ceiling, minimal style, five-story building, so there’ll be a lot of opportunities for unique selfies, and you’ll never feel claustrophobic here.
for the permanent exhibition
– Adult 250 Baht
– Student 150 Baht (required student ID, only for grade 7 upward)
– 1 Adult + 1 Student 300 Baht
– 2 Adults + less than 3 Students 650 Baht
Entry fee exemption
– Children under 13 (must be accompanied by an adult)
– Priest of any religion, and Elder over 60
– People with disability, Guide, and MOCA V.I.P Card carrier
Location : 499 Kamphaeng Phet Rd. 6Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok
Open hours : Tue-Sun, from 10.00 – 18.00
(Closed on Monday)
If you ever wonder what makes something a ‘Thai’, this museum will enlighten you. The permanent exhibition here is the interactive exploration of the definition of Thainess in every aspect of a Thai’s daily life. You’ll find much understanding and may even nurture an appreciation of many quirks that make Thai culture what it is today.
- Student (Over 15 years old) 50 Baht
- Thai Adult 100 Baht
- Foreign Adult 200 Baht
Group (5 members or more)
- Student (Over 15 years old) 25 Baht
- Thai Adult 50 Baht
- Foreign Adult 100 Baht
Location : 4 Sanam Chai Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
Open hours : Tue-Sun, from 10.00 – 18.00 (Closed on Monday)
Also known as Bangkok local heritage museum, this two-story house was once an abode of the upper-middle-class family from before WWI.
When the last owner donated this place to the government, this museum was created with the purpose to showcase what was it like to live in the early 20th century. You can come here to see how the Bangkokians live in the past, and how it changed during the westernization of Thailand.
Entry fee : free
Location : 273 Saphan Yao Alley, Si Phraya, Bang Rak, Bangkok
Open hours : Wed-Sun, from10.00 – 16.00 (Closed on Monday and Tuesday)
Madame Tussauds Museum
Another famous museum you must visit at least once in your life!
Madame Tussauds museum is full of life-size wax replicas shipped to Thailand straight from the official workshop in London!!
The collections here include Angelina Jolie, David Beckham, The Avenger team, and many other globally famous figures. The replicas here are so real you wouldn’t believe your eyes!
Online reservation (on website)
- Children (Age 3-11) 390 Baht
- Adult (Age 11 onward) 470 Baht
Before midday ticket (on website)
- Children (Age 3-11) 320 Baht
- Adult (Age 11 onward) 385 Baht
- Children (Age 3-11) 490 Baht
- Adult (Age 11 onward) 590 Baht
Reserve your online ticket here!
Location : Fl.4-5, Siam Discovery, 989 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
Open hours : Everyday, from 10.00 – 21.00
Mahakan Living Heritage Museum
From an ancient settlement almost being displaced by the government’s park project, the locals of the Mahakan Fort neighborhood have successfully preserved their livelihood by turning their community into a living heritage museum. You can take a stroll through the alley with many traditional Thai houses on both sides of the walkway, seeing the chill lifestyle of the ancient urban village.
There’s no entry fee but if you wish, you can hire a local guide and lighten up your trip with the local youngster’s antics as they take you on a tour through their home.
Entry fee : free
Location : Maha Chai Rd, Khwaeng Wat Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
Open hours : Everyday, from 09.00 – 16.00
Baan Mowaan Museum
Another living museum in Phra Nakhon district, Baan Mowaan was the home of a Thai doctor trained in Western medicine. You can come here to see all the tools the pharmacist in the past used to create the drug, such as various forms of grinders, drug cauldron, alcohol lamp, pipette, and stethoscope.
Entry fee : free
Location : Bumrungmeung Rd., Wat Ratchabophit, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
Open hours : Everyday, from 09.00 – 17.00
Royal Thai Air Force Museum
Attention all aviation geeks!! Our next stop is the aircraft fanatic’s heaven!! Royal Thai Air Force Museum has a large collection of all manners of aircraft, both civilian and military kinds, and their related objects such as radio, weaponry, and other tools on shows here. Many historical objects here are also very rare, or irreplaceable!
But the best highlight here is, of course, the aircraft! Some of them are the only ones left in the world, or designed and created by Thai people, or just so rare and still in wonderful conditions. If you love all the inventions to sour the sky, this museum is your heaven on earth.
Entry fee : free
Location : 171 Phahonyothin Rd, Sanambin, Don Mueang, Bangkok
Open hours : Tue-Sun, from 08.00 – 16.00 (Closed on Monday and all national holiday)
Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall
Next up is an interactive learning center of the history, art, and culture of Rattanakosin Kingdom. Their 9 exhibition halls will show you various aspects of Rattanakosin life, in the form of their entertainment, ceremonies, architecture, urbanization, daily routines, and the relationship between Thai citizens and the royal family. This museum also sat right next to the democracy monument, so if you’re already in Phra Nakorn to see Wat Phra Keaw or spend a night in Khaosan Road, this museum is a good place to fill in your free time slot.
- Adult 100 Baht
Entry fee exempt for
- Children under 120 cm. in height.
- Student up to undergraduate level (In uniform, or show student ID)
- Thai Elder over 60 (show citizen ID)
- Priest, and people with disability
FYI : Depending on the available time slot, visitors can choose to either go on one of two routes inside the exhibition hall, or both of them in one trip. Each route takes about 2 hours to complete. The schedule is available on their website at http://www.nitasrattanakosin.com/
Location : 100 Ratchadamnoen Klang Rd, Wat Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
Open hours : Tue-Sun, from 10.00 – 19.00 (Closed on Monday)
Bangkok National Museum
We’ll end our list with the crown jewel of all museums in Thailand. Bangkok National Museum is the first, and also the model, of all national museums under the government’s responsibility. The first part of the tour will take you through the history of Thailand via interactive technology and various artifacts from that time, and the second part is the gallery of all archeological findings and historical artifacts found all over the country, such as a few centuries-old pearl cabinet, medieval weaponry, or even a royal chamberpot. The last part, however, is the royal chariots hangar. These chariots are those you can see in many royal ceremonies from the past to the present, notably the funeral and cremation of Rama XI, and the coronation of Rama X. So if you ever watch the video of those ceremonies, you can come here and see all the chariots up close, and perhaps realize that sometimes, history can be much closer than you thought.
– Thai 30 Baht
-Foreigner 200 Baht
Location : Na Phra That Alley, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
Open hours : 09.00- 6.00 (Open on Wed-Sun)