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Top museum recommendations from locals

Art Museum
“Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) Is a contemporary arts centre in Bangkok, Thailand.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Museum
“The Jim Thompson House is a museum in central Bangkok, Thailand, housing the art collection of American businessman and architect Jim Thompson, the museum designer and former owner. Built-in 1959, the museum spans one rectangular rai of land. His small but splendid Asian art collection and his personal belongings are also on display in the main house.”
  • 107 locals recommend
History Museum
“The museum has a distinctive display of Thai culture including Thai's history, traditional clothing, food, geography, and more. There are interactive exhibits all throughout the museum. Audio guides are also available for foreign travelers. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Museum
“The Erawan Museum is an enormous, remarkable architecture that can be seen on the expressway. This place is very exquisite art. This place can be considered a symbol of Siam.”
  • 27 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Bangkok National Museum is the main branch museum of the National Museums in Thailand and also the largest museum in Southeast Asia. It features exhibits of Thai art and history.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Experience Thai artists’ skills in one place. This place house the most number of Thai artists’ paintings, I’m certain.”
  • 27 locals recommend
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“Bangkok Wax Museum If you are a skeptic, you’d probably think a wax museum is a wax museum is a wax museum, right? What’s the hype all about? Well, for starter, Madame Tussauds has stepped down from the pedestal and embraced her visitors with a revolutionary concept – the wax museum with exhibits you can touch, hug, play with and even kiss. Imagine shooting hoops with the Houston Rockets centre Yao Ming, appearing on The Oprah Show, practicing Kung Fu with Bruce Lee, drinking espresso with George Clooney, or… ahem… putting your arm over your old pal Mao Zedong’s shoulders. Located in the Siam Discovery Center, in Siam area, Madame Tussauds Bangkok is no old-fashioned wax museum. For the entertainment value and a chance to rub shoulders with world celebrities, heads of state, activists, sports heroes and heroines, legendary artists, and even royalty, the museum is worth checking out. Madame Tussauds Highlights With 10 exhibit rooms decked out in real-life themes, the museum feels more like a journey from one time-warp to the next – Lady Di next to Mao Zedong, Pablo Picasso and his Cubist painting next to Thailand’s leading and somewhat eccentric forensic pathologist Dr. Porntip Rojanasunan in her full rock star regalia, Barak and Michelle Obama in their Oval Office next to Aung San Suu Kyi and the Dalai Lama. Out of the 10 rooms, The Royal Room is the most elegant and culturally significant, as it showcases the wax figures of HRH Prince Mahitala Thibed Adulyadej and HRH Princess Srinagarindra, the late parents of His Majesty the King. All the decorative elements in this room are meticulously planned down to the tiniest details, whether the royal costumes, colour scheme, floral graphic patterns and music, all of which received the Royal endorsement from the Thai Royal family. This is the only room in which you are not allowed to touch the figures. A controversial political personality, Chairman Mao seems to get more attention from visitors than Princess Diana or Queen Elizabeth II. But the most photographed is probably a section of the Oval Office, with the U.S. President and First Lady posing by the festoon curtains. Madame Tussauds Highlights With 10 exhibit rooms decked out in real-life themes, the museum feels more like a journey from one time-warp to the next – Lady Di next to Mao Zedong, Pablo Picasso and his Cubist painting next to Thailand’s leading and somewhat eccentric forensic pathologist Dr. Porntip Rojanasunan in her full rock star regalia, Barak and Michelle Obama in their Oval Office next to Aung San Suu Kyi and the Dalai Lama. Out of the 10 rooms, The Royal Room is the most elegant and culturally significant, as it showcases the wax figures of HRH Prince Mahitala Thibed Adulyadej and HRH Princess Srinagarindra, the late parents of His Majesty the King. All the decorative elements in this room are meticulously planned down to the tiniest details, whether the royal costumes, colour scheme, floral graphic patterns and music, all of which received the Royal endorsement from the Thai Royal family. This is the only room in which you are not allowed to touch the figures. A controversial political personality, Chairman Mao seems to get more attention from visitors than Princess Diana or Queen Elizabeth II. But the most photographed is probably a section of the Oval Office, with the U.S. President and First Lady posing by the festoon curtains. Watch World Geniuses at Work Enough with all formalities, let’s get to the fun part. While Picasso is taking a cigarette break, steal his canvas and create your own masterpiece. Need a piano lesson? Learn it from the Maestro, Ludwig van Beethoven. Meet Albert Einstein in person, or hug him if you are a fan – his moustache looks so real that it invites your touch. Did he really have his hair like that all his adult life? Following Einstein’s glance, you see what looks like Thailand’s Democracy Monument and a foreign sculptor working on his soon-to-be masterpiece. This is the man behind so many important monuments you see in Bangkok. So, meet Silpha Bhirasri (born Corrado Feroci), an Italian sculptor who helped shape Thailand’s modern art scene. Sports fans, be prepared for some action with your heroes and heroines, whether it’s a game of tennis with former world’s number one Serena Williams – whose biceps are, by the way, bigger than my thighs – kicking bendy goals while David Beckham is watching, putting with Tiger Woods, or lifting weights with Thailand’s Olympic gold medalist Pawina Thongsuk. Yao Ming, by the way, is as tall as the basketball hoop –try and steal the ball away from him! Madame Tussauds Highlights With 10 exhibit rooms decked out in real-life themes, the museum feels more like a journey from one time-warp to the next – Lady Di next to Mao Zedong, Pablo Picasso and his Cubist painting next to Thailand’s leading and somewhat eccentric forensic pathologist Dr. Porntip Rojanasunan in her full rock star regalia, Barak and Michelle Obama in their Oval Office next to Aung San Suu Kyi and the Dalai Lama. Out of the 10 rooms, The Royal Room is the most elegant and culturally significant, as it showcases the wax figures of HRH Prince Mahitala Thibed Adulyadej and HRH Princess Srinagarindra, the late parents of His Majesty the King. All the decorative elements in this room are meticulously planned down to the tiniest details, whether the royal costumes, colour scheme, floral graphic patterns and music, all of which received the Royal endorsement from the Thai Royal family. This is the only room in which you are not allowed to touch the figures. A controversial political personality, Chairman Mao seems to get more attention from visitors than Princess Diana or Queen Elizabeth II. But the most photographed is probably a section of the Oval Office, with the U.S. President and First Lady posing by the festoon curtains. Watch World Geniuses at Work Enough with all formalities, let’s get to the fun part. While Picasso is taking a cigarette break, steal his canvas and create your own masterpiece. Need a piano lesson? Learn it from the Maestro, Ludwig van Beethoven. Meet Albert Einstein in person, or hug him if you are a fan – his moustache looks so real that it invites your touch. Did he really have his hair like that all his adult life? Following Einstein’s glance, you see what looks like Thailand’s Democracy Monument and a foreign sculptor working on his soon-to-be masterpiece. This is the man behind so many important monuments you see in Bangkok. So, meet Silpha Bhirasri (born Corrado Feroci), an Italian sculptor who helped shape Thailand’s modern art scene. Sports fans, be prepared for some action with your heroes and heroines, whether it’s a game of tennis with former world’s number one Serena Williams – whose biceps are, by the way, bigger than my thighs – kicking bendy goals while David Beckham is watching, putting with Tiger Woods, or lifting weights with Thailand’s Olympic gold medalist Pawina Thongsuk. Yao Ming, by the way, is as tall as the basketball hoop –try and steal the ball away from him! Join the A-List Party After saying goodbye to Yao, it’s time to hit the limelight with your favourite pop idol. Take charge of the microphone, while Madonna and Britney can only look on, or challenge the King of Pop with your best moonwalk. After you’ve had enough fun, proceed down the red carpet and join the glamourous party with the most beautiful faces of Hollywood, whether Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and so on. Quality Craftsmanship Behind the glory and glamour, what makes Madame Tussauds Bangkok different from other wax museums in Thailand is the quality of craftsmanship and attention to detail, from set designs all the way to daily maintenance. It takes British craftsmen between three and six months to finish one wax figure, and the process is highly elaborate. Implanting hair is perhaps the most labourious task, as is the case of some female stars. Each strand of hair is implanted one by one, using real human hair. And the effect, when combined with the sparkle in the figure’s eyes – try looking into Julia Roberts’ or Princess Diana’s – is totally stunning. You can learn all about the craft of wax work from the second-floor exhibit on the history of Madame Tussauds. The museums’ souvenir boutique carries an interesting collection of memorabilia and quirky accessories you might want to bring home with you. Madame Tussauds launched its 10th attraction in Bangkok in December 2010, with 70 wax figures, and still counting. About 30 percent of the wax figures are Thai. Expect to spend from one to one and a half hours at the museum. Madame Tussauds Bangkok Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00 daily (might change slightly during long weekend or national holidays) Location: 6th Fl. Siam Discovery Center Tel: +66 (0)2 658 0060 ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Science Museum
“can be a fun day out for family with kids. loads of fun science facts and games, good for both children and adults. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Museum
“The Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre is a convention and exhibition hall in Bang Na District, Bangkok, Thailand.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Museum
“Suan Pakkad which means cabbage patch used to occupy the land which is now housing a collection of traditional Thai homes surrounded by beautiful gardens. The complex was originally built as a weekend resort by the order of HRH Prince Chompbhotong Paripatra of Nagor Svarga and his consort, Mom Ratchawong Pantip. After the World War II they moved permanently to the this residence. There are seven houses in the complex. Each one displays art collection assembled by the Royal family, their photos, drums, religious artifacts and model boats (House 1). House 2 contains personal items like bowls inlaid with mother-of-pearl and ivory boxes.”
  • 17 locals recommend
History Museum
“you're stay a local community so you can learn about history Bang Lamphu at museun ”
  • 6 locals recommend
History Museum
“Where you can find information of Bangkok. When, Why and How things happened in capital of Thailand ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Museum
“Largest museum in SE Asia built on former grounds of the 18th Century Wang Na Palace, it houses the largest collection of Thai art and artifacts in the country. It's definitely worth a visit!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“Free entrance. There are also some area are closed or not working. Suite for 5-10 years old. Here is good comment from Tripadvisor. "great way to spend a half day out with the kids for free We took our children (9 and 11) here on route to the market. The children loved it and I found the staff to be amazing, very helpful and quick to explain to the children what things were and how they worked. The water splash area was a welcome relief in the mid day heat. The entrance was free, just remember to take along a copy of ID of sorts to permit entry. My children thoroughly enjoyed it here, we ended up going twice."”
  • 14 locals recommend
Museum
“The Siriraj Medical Museum, nicknamed the Museum of Death, is a medical museum in Bangkok, Thailand. Siriraj Medical Museum is open to the public and is a valuable resource for medical professionals and students.”
  • 7 locals recommend