NileGuide Expert Says:
One of the most significant and modern museums for Bangkok history
100 Ratchadamnoen Klang Road
tel: +66 (0)2 621 0044
NileGuide Expert tip:
Go to the top floor coffee shop at around sunset to watch the lights come on at Wat Ratchanatdaram nearby and Golden Mount in the distance.
This interactive museum explores the history of Rattanakosin, an "island" made by the creation of a canal across a bend in the Chao Phraya River. Rattanakosin contained -- and contains still -- some of the most important sites in Bangkok, such as the Grand Palace
and Wat Pho.
History in Bangkok really begins here and this museum draws the visitor in with modern, stylish exhibits full of sound and video and buttons to press. There is also a small library, places to chill with a book, a gift shop and two coffee shops (Coffee Beans by Dao). There is a self-guided audio tour in English as well that requires a refundable deposit. The museum is right next to Wat Ratchanatdaram (Loha Prasat)
Hours: Tue-Fri, 11am-8pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-8pm
Admission: 100 baht