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Museum of Siam, National Discovery Museum Institute
As it is so hands on, kids will enjoy this informative spot as much as their parents. The Museum of Siam, also known as the Discovery Museum, is a well designed and lain out multimedia exhibition,... Read More
As it is so hands on, kids will enjoy this informative spot as much as their parents. The Museum of Siam, also known as the Discovery Museum, is a well designed and lain out multimedia exhibition, focusing on the questions of "who are Thais" and "what is Thai culture?" The museum traces Thai history from past to present, going through a series of different rooms looking at different aspects of Thai history, from Suvarnabhumi (the Golden Land) to Buddhism, to the founding of Ayutthaya, to Thailand today and its relation to the world. In each room, visitors have a variety of digital exhibits they can interact with, and video exhibitions posing questions of what "Thai-ness" might be as well as explaining the history and ethnography of the region. Everything is translated or subtitled into English, so foreign visitors can get just as much out of the exhibits as Thais, and the friendly staff greets everyone on entry with a plan of the museum and the instructions to "please touch everything."
4 Sanamchai Rd, Phra Nakhon District
- Tue-Sun 10am-6pm
- Museum Adult THB300
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: For being an innovative and hands on experience, the Museum of Siam bucks the trend.
- Best for Museums Because: For a fun hands on museum, it's hard to top the Museum of Siam.
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: For hands on interactive learning, the Museum of Siam is great for the whole family.