Bangkok National Museum

Bangkok National Museum
Bangkok National Museum

The Bangkok National Museum (Thai: พิพิธภัณฑสถานแห่งชาติ พระนคร) is the main branch museum of the National Museums in Thailand. It features exhibits of Thai art and history. The museum was established and opened in 1874 by King Rama V to exhibit relics from the rule of King Rama IV's rule. Today the galleries contain exhibits covering Thai History back to Neolithic times. The collection includes The King Ram Khamhaeng Inscription, which was inscribed on UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme Register in 2003 in recognition of its world significance. [1]

The museum is located in the former palace of the vice king (or Front Palace), next to the Sanam Luang.

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The regulation for visiting in the National Museum

The visitors in the National Museum have to dress in orderly and should not be conduct as follows.

  1. Don’t bring packages and containers which could conceal or disguise the items in the National Museum into the antiques and art objects room.
  2. Don’t be a nuisance to staff or other visitors in the National Museum.
  3. Don’t touch the items in the National Museum.
  4. Don’t smoke in the rooms where the ancient artifacts are kept.
  5. Don’t scratch, write, inscribe, or otherwise deface the items and buildings in the National Museum.
  6. Don’t record, photograph or write about the items in the National Museum without the permission of the Director of the National Museum, Bangkok.

Services

  1. Guide for group visitors by appointment
  2. Media service by appointment
  3. Temporary exhibitions by appointment
  4. Lending photos by appointment
  5. Library except: Monday-Tuesday (Museum holiday)
  6. Guide for Thai visitor every Sunday at 10.00 and 13.30 by volunteer guide of National museum
  7. Guide for foreigner
Wednesday at 09.30; English, French and Japanese speaker
Thursday at 09.30; English, French and German speaker
  • Operation time: 09.00-16.00, closed on Monday and Tuesday

References

  1. ^ "The King Ram Khamhaeng Inscription". UNESCO Memory of the World Programme. 2009-10-23. http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=22955&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 

Literature

  • Lenzi, Iola (2004). Museums of Southeast Asia. Singapore: Archipelago Press. pp. 200 pages. ISBN 981-4068-96-9. 

External links

Coordinates: 13°45′27″N 100°29′32″E / 13.7575°N 100.49222°E / 13.7575; 100.49222


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