Relax After Visiting the Bangkok Folk Museum

Bangkok Folk Museum

what Places To Visit Bangkok

Bangkokian Museum

Bangkok museum homeOriginally built on Rama 4 road in 1929 as a clinic by a British doctor from India, The house known as the Bangkokian museum, was dismantled and moved to Charoen Krung, the oldest road of Bangkok in 1937. Three buildings show off what life was like in the city before and after world war 2. In 2004 the property was donated to the Metropolitan Authority. In January 2017, trying to help her cat off the roof, the owner fell and passed away.

Bangkokian museum house garden view

The Owner With her Cat





Rare pieces collection

The Bangkok folk Siriraj medical museum displays some really nice and rare pieces collection, such as a three-mirror vanity, a pleating machine, first time I saw one, a collection of European and old Chinese ceramics, a 75rpm records, and traditional iron. Meticulously preserved and show off what life was like at that time. Influence from the west can be seen in the items styles exposed. In 2016 the property was threatened by a condo development project that wanted land alongside the Chao Phraya, but the owner put her own money, and with the help of the media successfully raised funds within 2 weeks to buy the adjacent land, and keep the Bangkokian as protected heritage.

pleating machine

cooking from time ago





Be there

From Taksin bridge BTS station, walk to Charoen Krung road around 1km to Soi 43, house number  273, opposite the old post office, now Thailand Creative and Design Center TCDC

By express boat Siphraya pier N3

Open days

Free entrance

Wednesday to Sunday

Open 10.00- 16.00

If you have any questions, I will be more than happy to help you out


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *