About Bangkok Folk Museum
The Bangkok Folk Museum, located in the Thai capital of Bangkok’s Prachai district, focuses on the lifestyle of the middle class from 1937 to 1957 and consists of four buildings and a garden, three of which are open to visitors, with the fourth building occupied by Waraporn Surawadi, who contributed greatly to the establishment and opening of the museum.
The first building, previously occupied by the Surawadi family, was built in 1937 as a two-story wooden structure consisting of a dining room, living room, kitchen, and bedrooms, with displays of furniture, household utensils, stationery, machinery, and handicraft tools, and a kitchen with Chinese ceramics from 1899 to 1913. In addition, the floor-to-ceiling large pendulum clock is also very characteristic, and the old phonograph can still play pleasant music. The second house was built in 1929 to display medical equipment, and the third house is a community library for the public to read books.
How to get there
It is about 1.2 km from the nearest MRT (National Railways) Hua Lamphong station. It is far from any station, so a car is the easiest way to get here if you just want to go here without exploring the neighborhood, such as Jalungkrung Road.
Location: 273 Saphan Yao Alley, Khwaeng Si Phraya, Khet Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Hours: 9:00-16:00 (closed on Mondays)
By the way, admission to this museum is free.
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