4 Sanam Chai Road, Phra Nakhon
National Discovery Museum Institute
10200 Bangkok, Thailand
tel: +66 (0) 2225-2777
fax: +66 (0) 2225-2775
NileGuide Expert tip:
This is a short walk south from Wat Pho and the Grand Palace and just halfway between them and the flower market.
Housed in a colonial-style 1919 Ministry of Commerce building, the Museum of Siam takes on the history of the land from long before Thailand on up to the modern day. Elements of cultures, archaeology, politics and religion are all addressed using attractive and often interactive exhibits. The Museum of Siam is a wonderful learning space for children, but adults are sure to learn as much as well. Admission is free for kids under 15, while foreign adults pay 300 baht. Groups of 5 pay half price!