The Bangkok National Museum 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. The museum is located in The Former Palace of the vice king (or Front Palace), next to the Sanam Luang.
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.
- Don’t bring packages and containers which could conceal or disguise the items in the National Museum into the antiques and art objects room.
- Don’t be a nuisance to staff or other visitors in the National Museum.
- Don’t touch the items in the National Museum.
- Don’t smoke in the rooms where the ancient artifacts are kept.
- Guide for group visitors by appointment
- Media service by appointment
- Temporary exhibitions by appointment
- Lending photos by appointment
- Library except: Monday-Tuesday (Museum holiday)
- Guide for Thai visitor every Sunday at 10.00 and 13.30 by volunteer guide of National museum