Museum of Siam, the futuristic national discovery museum which opened its doors to the public in 2008 should prove a boon for all visitors usefully occupied over thier trips.
Museum of Siam under the supervision of Discovery and Creative Learning advocates a source of learning under the concept of the discovery museum, a new learning space.
Through various techniques used in its permanent exhibits, the modern museum will trigger thoughts, induce curiosity, persuade questions and encorage audience interaction, effectively coaching them in the skills of self-learning.
Museum of Siam also promotes activities and multifarious temporary exhibitions that encorage the Thais and foreigners to enjoy learning about the world and current events. Museum of Siam is therefore an alternative source of self learning accessible by anyone regardless of age, education, or nationality.
Museum of Siam housed in the old Commerce Ministry building on Sanam Chai Road, it was conceived as an interactive, play and learn environment, in particular, will be able to pick up understanding of historical stories of Thai nation while having lots of fun in the process.
The museum will explore all aspects of Thailand from ethnicity, language and culture to traditions and even horticulture
Museum of Siam is divided into 3 zones that are presented together in combination.
1. The discovery zone - the space for learning by searching and discovering, to receive knowledge excitingly and enjoyably.
2. The collection zone - an exhibition of historic, cultural and art objects
3. Knowledge Center - a space where the audience can search for more knowledge in abstract or tangible forms.
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One of the best museums in Thailand is the relatively new Museum Siam (มิวเซียมสยาม), located at the southern end of the Rattanakosin island in the former building of the Ministry of Commerce. I learned about it from the great website Tour Bangkok Legacies, where a lot of special places within Bangkok off the beaten track are featured. While it has only few original antique items - if you prefer to see that better go to the National Museum in the north of Rattanakosin -the way of presenting the history of Siam/Thailand is much easier accessible than in the older style presentation of the National Museum. And one big advantage of the latter - here photography in the museum is not only allowed, the clerk who sent me to the first room even explicitly notified me that I can take photos of everything. Also many exhibits are free to be touched for completely experiencing the items.
The various cultures in Siam at the beginning of the 20th century are shown in small windows with audio and video, and small items typical of them - I photographed the Chinese as the most iconic of them.
The contrast between the farming communities and the modern technology coming into Siam at that time is shown next, including the first postbox of Siam. Next step is already the nationalist Phibun regime, again (at least in English) the description of the displayed items is notable critical of the ideas of these times, where anyone who disagreed with the government policies was termed non-Thai.