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“European sophisticated library”
12 Oct 2018
“Very beautiful library.”
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Also of architectural interest, has art gallery and cafe and lots of events happening throughout the year.
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195 Surawong Road,, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Silom
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+66 2 233 1731
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This might be helpful : For non-member, donation of 100 Baht is a must. Also you can't take the photo inside the building. This is a one-story building and this place has all kind of books (Children literature, fiction, biography, history, travel and culture etc.)...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Namcy C
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Not far from the metro. It takes about ten minutes. Library parking You can pay for library maintenance if you want to spend a long time. There are plenty of places to take photos, parking, clean bathrooms, good service, and helpful staff.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank spannika
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I'm a librarian, so walking into a library is a given. I loved the architecture and thumbing through the card catalogues. However, we felt eyes on us as we moved through the rooms. I guess not too many foreigners visit?

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank mizlgw
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The Library is closed due to urgent Restoration and a Mini-Library is open in the former Café on Tuesdays to Sundays at 09:30 to 5 pm ! A mid-day Lunch is available from the adjacent British Club menu !!!

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank mamallmighty
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Stumbled upon this historic building, not knowing it was a LIBRARY devoted to books and literature of the English language.....a perfect spot to gain insight and information of Bangkok & Thailand during a thunder storm They even have a nice little cafe with the usual...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank HungryJoeTokyo
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is the oldest English language library in Thailand and dates back to 1922. It has a good selection of childrens books and a decent range of books on Thailand and South-East Asia. Housed in a Colonial building with gorgeous architecture, the library is a...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank nellielim
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The building is magnificent in its design (sadly hidden by trees and fences) but as it approaches its centenary it is in urgent need of repair and maintenance. The library itself is unremarkable buy it has a beautifully designed rotunda gallery above but on our...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank I6853JOpaulc
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I went there several times, just to visit it and for their books sales. I loved the place! Unfortunately I live too far in Bangkok to borrow books there but it was totally worth visiting as the building itself was gorgeous! This library looked old...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank BananaLu
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The Neilson Hays Library is awesome. There's many kinda english book.And the place is Colonial style. I really love it. And kinda quiet place. Also Kids Corner here . Now I've got a place for find knowledge :D won't missed here.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank uchamaii
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We went for lunch to the British Club then visited this lovely library to shop at their annual book sale . This library is a real gem , a perfect place to relax and take some restful time to sit and read . It has...More

Date of experience: May 2016
3  Thank Mark Benjamin L
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