A new museum pass has just been launched for 20 museums in Bangkok and the outskirts. The “Muse Pass” program aims to give affordable access to museums or places for learning to both Thais and foreigners. With only one Muse Pass ticket book priced at 199 Baht, you are able to visit 20 participating museums and learning institutions in Bangkok and outskirts until March 2015. The Muse Pass ticket book is now available at Thaiticket Major or participating locations until December 2014. For more details, please contact Tel 0-2225-2777 extension 123.
Mr. Rames Promyen, Project owner and Director-General of National Discovery Museum Institute said that “In some developed countries, museums can be a place to help shape community identity or even as a resource for developing skills. Even though many great stories and informative inspirations are found in museums, statistics have shown a decline in numbers of museum visitors. It is for this reason that we created the ‘Muse Pass’ program and this pass will help to attract more interest and more visitors. The Muse Pass is one of the most economical ways that holders are able to visit a large number of museums.”
The Muse Pass offers access to explore 20 participating museums and great cultural institutions that bring history to life or exhibit artifacts, cultural or scientific collections as follows:
- Museum Siam, the first truly interactive museum in Thailand and a brand new experience. The Museum Siam is a new learning center in Thailand with endless stimulating creativity and innovation.
- NSM Science Square, housed at Chamchuree Square in the city center, a life-time learning center aimed at providing an oasis where families and young people can spend fascinating and enjoyable time discovering the amazing world of daily life science and cutting edge technology.
- Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall, an interactive self learning centre with state-of-the-art multimedia technologies giving information on history, arts and culture of the Rattanakosin era (since 1782). The fun part is to find yourselves actually participate in the animation tour around the Rattanakosin island.
- Siam House of Bizarre Creatures, spotting bizarre creatures and “lucky” animals, for example two-headed turtle, the frog with horn and etc.
- Praisanee Yakarn, originally was the house of the first postal office in Thailand. The place exhibits the history of Thailand’s post that went back to the time when King Rama V graciously gave the post commission to the Siam people in 1883.
- Phaya Thai Palace, a national historic building. Built in 1909 during King Rama V’s reign as temporary royal residence. Amid restored halls, turrets and filigree pavilions, the fading frescoed corridors lend poignancy to the place where King Rama VI experimented with democracy at a miniature town called Dusit Thani.
- Bangkok Folk’s Museum, formerly the residence of the Surawadee family and was built in 1937. The museum gives an obvious sense of how much influence Western culture had on Thailand during before and after the World War II.
- Sam Sen Nai Philatelic Museum, a significant place where all the stories of the early Thai post and postage stamps are accumulated, dating back to the day of the world’s first stamp and its origin in England, then to the day of the stamp introduction into Thailand. Anyone wishing to see the first Thai stamp, in King Rama IV’s time and learn more about stamp history here in this museum.
- Police Museum Parusakawan Palace, situated in the compound of Dusit Palace on Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue. It is a new, modern two-storey building and displays an exhibition of the evolution of Thai police, social and politically since the 16th century.
- King Prajadhipok Museum, 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.
- Thai Film Museum, located at Salaya in Nakhon Pathom only 50 kilometers from Bangkok. To educate interests on Thai movie from the past to present. Several rooms packed with all kinds of movie equipment, fun prop, old shooting studio, small cinema room with old wood benches and etc.
- Science Museum, its unique structure of three huge cubes standing on their points reflects a fascination with science and technology. Displays more than 250 hands-on exhibits and models about science and technology in everyday life. Its interactive concept introduces visitors a fun learning experience.
- Natural History Museum, learning about the evolution of life and the diversity of living creatures ranging from single cell organisms to the animal kingdom. The museum also preserves a large collection of specimens from nature and serves as the country’s center of reference for taxonomy and biodiversity research.
- Information Technology Museum, understanding of the basic principles of communication, computers, networks and information technology and also showcases technological advancement that inspire creativity and imagination of our youth towards for the future world.
- Siriraj Museum, over 120 years as a pioneer in modern medicine in Thailand, the Siriraj hospital has collectively gathered an enormous compilation of medical equipments and tools, anatomical and clinical specimens including important artifacts and archives relating to the history of medicine in Thailand. These collections are separately displayed in pre-clinical and clinical departments in museum.
- Thai PBS Museum, a learning resource via state-of-the-art multimedia technology on the role and influences of mass media. Visitors will learn the history of public media through the “retrospect” presentation of past media events of consequence aimed at instilling “media literacy.”
- 3 Silapa Rattanakosin Resource Center –SSRU, visit the mansion’s unique architectural style at Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, which famous as the old palace and the source of royal cuisine. The learning center of Thai art and culture.
- Krungthai Art Gallery, renovated from Krungthai Bank (KTB) Yaowarat branch, once KTB headquarter. The gallery displays award-winning art works and a place for showing Yaowarat historical exhibition.
- Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center –RCAC, a learning center and Thailand’s new contemporary art and culture centre at a four-storey building on Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue. Not only will the art gallery be a centre of cultural learning, but will display artwork by Thai and international artists.
- The Queen’s Gallery, a space which displays Thai works of art to the society. Exhibition focuses into two categories: The new Thai artists whom his/her work has not been known by the society and the work of senior honored artists.
Muse Pass Ticket book includes admission fee to 20 participating museums, learning institutions and their special exhibitions. The privilege muse pass can be used until March 2015. Ticket book is now available at Thaiticket Major and selected participating museums. For more details, please contact at Tel 0-2225-2777 extension 123.