Established in 1926 in the reign of King Rama VII, it is located within walking distance of the Grand Palace next to Thammasat University, this is the largest and most comprehensive museum in Southeast Asia. It contains an 18th century palace and a group of well-designed buildings, housing Thailand's artistic treasures from prehistoric to contemporary.
The National Museum houses three permanent exhibition galleries as follows:
- The Thai History Gallery
- The Archaeological & Art History Collections
- The Decorative Arts & Ethnological Collections
Tours conducted at 9.30 hrs. daily -- in English (on Wed and Thur), French (Wed and Thur), German (Thur) and Japanese (Wed).