The Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles,Perhaps the newest museum opening in Bangkok, SUPPORT Foundation under the Royal Patronage of Queen Sirikit has renovated the European-classic Ratsadakorn Bhibhathana building to showcases exhibitions telling the story of how Her Majesty Queen Sirikit has helped turn Thai silk from local handicraft into a symbol of Thailand, through her SUPPORT Foundation founded in 1976, to celebrate the occasion of her 80th birthday. Highlights are HM Queen Sirikit’s personal collection of dresses designed and tailored from Thai textiles by international and local designers.
About the Museum
The museum is the gift of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit and Her SUPPORT Foundation to the people of Thailand. In 1976, Her Majesty created SUPPORT to further encourage the production of traditional Thai handicrafts. The establishment of the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles embodies Her Majesty’s efforts to assure the preservation of Thailand’s textile arts for future generations.
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn by Royal Command, represented Her Majesty Queen Sirikit graced the official opening ceremony of the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles on 26 April 2012. The museum opened to the public on 9 May 2012.
The Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles is located to the right of the visitors’ entrance to the Grand Palace, the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles collects, displays, preserves, and serves as a centre for textiles from East, South, and Southeast Asia with an emphasis on Thailand and its royal court. The QSMTembodies Her Majesty’s efforts to preserve Thailand’s textile artsfor future.
- Hours of operation: The museum is open daily from 09:00 -16:30 hrs. Last admission is at 15.30.
- Admission: For visitors to the Grand Palace, admission to the museum is included in your entry fee. Please show your palace ticket at the ticket desk for museum admission. For those only wishing to visit the museum: Adults – 150 baht / Seniors (over 65) – 80 baht / Students (with ID) – 50 baht / Youth (12-18) – 50 baht / Children (under 12) – free
HOW TO GET THERE
- ADDRESS : Ratsadakorn-bhibhathana Building, The Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok. ,In the Ratsadakorn-bhibhathana Building, inside the main visitor’s gate at the Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
- TELEPHONE : +66 2225 9420, +66 2225 9430
- Fax: (+66) 2 225 9431