Location : Near Phanfa
Lilat Bridge, Lan Luang Road
The neoclassic building of the museum was built in
1906, towards the end of King Rama V's reign. Designed
by a Western architect, the three-storey concrete edifice
is decorated with Greco-Roman motifs and reliefs with
a dome-shaped tower topping its front hall. It was originally
known as the John Sampson Store, selling Western clothing
and custom-made suits.
In 1933, the Public Works Department took over the building
as its headquarters. In 2001, King Prajadhipok Institute
received the sanction of the Public Works Department
for use of the building as the museum.
Permanent Exhibition Halls
Located on the 2nd and 3rd floors, the halls display
the royal regalia and personal effects of King Prajadhipok
(Rama VII) and photographs, documents and films concerning
the King's life and the two historic events, in which
the King played a leading role -- the 1932 Revolution
and the Conferment of the first Constitution of Thailand.
Besides, there are a temporary exhibition room and a museum
shop on the first floor.
||Tel. 0 2280 3413 to 4
||09.00 - 16.00 hrs.,
Tuesday - Sunday
Map : Rattanakosin Island