Bangkok Folk Museum, or Bangkokian Museum, is a museum in Bangkok, Thailand. It is located at Soi Charoen Krung 43, near the Sri Rat Expressway .Bangkok Folk Museum is the double-storey house was built in 1937 in colonial style and converted into a museum in 2004.
It offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of middle-class Bangkokians during World War II and displays records of the history of Bangkok. It is situated in Soi Charoen Krung Soi 43 opposite the General Post Office on Chaoren Krung Road. (Direction: Turn right after you leave the pier and walk toward the main road, which is Charoen Krung road. Turn right and continue walking for about 50 meter. Then you will see the General Post Office building on your right and Soi Charoen Krung Soi 43 on your left. Turn into a small street of this soi and continue walking for about five minutes. The museum is on your right- hand side.
Bangkok has 50 districts and every district has its own charms, developed upon local culture and by local communities. Bangkok Metropolitan Administration thus supports each district to establishing its own local museum at the district’s major temple or school to act as a learning center for both people in the community and visitors to learn about the history, local produces and major attractions.
One of the highlight is the local museum of Phra Nakhon district. It is set in an elegant, Thai house built in 1914, once belonged to Phraya Ammaretsombat. Apart from the charming beauty of the classic house and surrounding area, you can browse around the collection of artifacts telling the history of Phra Nakorn as well as old photographs of old Bangkok when it was Venice of the East and residents were travelling in canals.
- Admission: Free.
- Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm.
- 10.00 – 16.00
HOW TO GET THERE
- Contact: Bangkok’s Office of Culture, Sports and Tourism
- ADDRESS : Amphoe Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
- TELEPHONE : 0 2640 6423.