Museums in Bangkok

National Museum (Thailand)

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The National Museum in Thailand is the main museum on the history of the Thai culture. The main museum is located in Bangkok on Na Phrathat Road next to the Sanam Luang, not far from Wat Phra Kaew.

In 1926 King Prajadhipok created the Royal Institute of Art, Literature and Archaeology, which then opened the museum in Bangkok at the Wang Na palace. Today there are 38 branch museums spread all over the country.

Branch museums

Central

  • Bangkok National Museum (Bangkok)
  • Kanchanaphisek National Museum (Pathum Thani)
  • Royal barges National Museum (Bangkok)
  • Changton National Museum (Bangkok)
  • Benchamabopit National Museum (Bangkok)
  • The national Gallery (Bangkok)
  • Silpa Bhirasri (Bangkok)
  • Chaosampraya National Museum (Ayutthaya)
  • Chantharakasem National Museum (Ayutthaya)
  • Narai National Museum (Lopburi)
  • Inburi National Museum (Singburi)
  • Chainatmuni National Museum (Chainat)
  • Uthong National Museum (Suphanburi)
  • Suphanburi National Museum (Suphanburi)
  • Phra Pathom Chedi National Museum (Nakhon Pathom)
  • Phra Nakhon Khiri National Museum (Phetchaburi)
  • Bankao National Museum (Kanchanaburi)
  • Ratburi National Museum (Ratchaburi)
  • Chownathai National Museum (Suphanburi)
  • Prachinburi National Museum (Prachinburi)
  • The National Maritime Museum (Chanthaburi)

North

  • Ramkhamhaeng National Museum (Sukhothai)
  • Sawanworanayok National Museum (Sukhothai)
  • Kamphaeng Phet National Museum (Kamphaeng Phet)
  • Phraputthachinnarat National Museum (Phitsanulok)
  • Chiang Mai National Museum (Chiang Mai)
  • Chiang Saen National Museum (Chiang Rai)
  • Hariphunchai National Museum (Lamphun)
  • Nan National Museum (Nan)

Northeast

  • Phimai National Museum (Nakhon Ratchasima)
  • Mahaviravong National Museum (Nakhon Ratchasima)
  • Roi-Et National Museum (Roi Et)
  • Surin National Mmuseum (Surin)
  • Ubon Ratchathani National Museum (Ubon Ratchathani)
  • Khon Kaen National Museum (Khon Kaen)
  • Ban Chiang National Museum (Udon Thani)

South

  • Nakhon Si Thammarat National Museum (Nakhon Si Thammarat)
  • Chaiya National Museum (Chaiya, Surat Thani Province)
  • Thalang National Museum (Phuket)
  • Songkhla National Museum (Songkhla)
  • Muchimavas National Museum (Songkhla)
  • Chumphon National Museum (Chumphon)
  • Satun National Museum (Satun)

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4 Na Phra That, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

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