Bangkok National Museum is the first National Museum in Thailand, established in 1859 to exhibit and showcase Thailand history. The Bangkok National Museum currently houses three permanent exhibition galleries. Museums collection contains a variety of artistic, cultural and ethnological objects such as gold treasures and precious stones, mother of pearl inlay, costumes and textiles, ceramics, carved ivory, old royal transportation, old weapons and musical instruments, Khon masks, puppets, etc
Visit: The National Museum Bangkok, BangkokOpened in 1974 by then King Rama V, the Bangkok National Museum houses Thai art and histroical artifacts that reflects ancient relics from the period of King Rama IV. This a great place to start your tour in Bangkok and learn about the culture and history of Thailand and its people. The Bangkok National Museum houses the largest collection of Thai art and artifacts in the country and also the second largest museum in Southeast Asia. The museum has ancient artifacts, archaeological pieces and sculptures from Thailand's prehistory, during King Rama IV's rule, to modern day Thailand. The collections in the museum include weapons, paintings, clothing and textiles, woodcarvings, puppets, ceramics, precious stones, Khon masks, Gold and even musical instruments.