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“This is a huge window on the life life of the Queen #9, and her commitment to the welfare of the Thai people.”

Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles
Ranked #6 of 99 Museums in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Located to the right of the visitors’ entrance to the Grand Palace, the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles collects, displays, preserves, and serves as a centre for textiles from East, South, and Southeast Asia with an emphasis on Thailand and its royal court. The QSMTembodies Her Majesty’s efforts to preserve Thailand’s textile artsfor future generations. Exhibitions change periodically
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The story of how the Queen and King voyaged out of Bangkok to visit the countryside, where few kings had ever been. They were afraid they might not be safe, so brought along armed guards, and were instead greeting with enormous welcoming and adoring crowds. The Queen observed that the older women often sat on a small, often ragged piece of cloth that she recognized as home spun and woven silk, in patterns lost to "modern" culture. She made a collection of the different weavings and promoted cooperatives of rural women who made the extraordinary hand spun/woven cloth, and sold it through the Queen's contacts. The Queen had her State gowns made of these silk creations, and wore them during official State affairs in Thailand and abroad. She then sponsored craft training for the unemployed and disabled, with the age old wisdom that you can give a man a fish to eat today, or teach him to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. There are extraordinary photos of the early expedition, including some original video footage that really captures the experience of the Royal Couple's determination to come to know and honor the rural Thai common people. There are historic photos you will recognize from Thai homes and shop keepers walls.

Thank Carl L
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting to get a glimpse into the life of Queen Sirikit. Loved viewing her dresses and videos from her life. Clothing has both Thai and Western influences. Clothes from the ‘60s reminded me of Jackie O. Don’t miss this beautiful, and air conditioned, stop. Ticket price is included with your ticket from the Grand Palace or can be purchased separately. Check out the museum website for a preview.

Thank hrs314
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

This is a great museum! You can take your time checking everything out or walk through quickly and look at what you want-- either way, it's a great way to get out of the heat for a little while and very cool to see the Queen's beautiful clothing which is well kept and displayed. 500B gets you into the Grand Palace and entry to the museum is included.

Check out the gift shop but know that you can get most of the generic products there at JJ Market on the weekend for much cheaper.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is included on your ticket for the Grand Palace and could easily be missed as it is on your way out! Do not miss it!

Basically it is a display of the Queen's clothes from the '50s and 60's that she had designed by French designers. Stunning clothes, don't look at all dated. There is also a great film of the Queen on state occasions wearing these clothes.

And trust me after trekking around the Grand Palace in the heat you will love the air conditioning in here!

On the way out there is a fab gift shop, with some really classy stuff if you want to buy a special present.

Thank SuzannahA
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Great fun very interesting and informative. Thai culture and textiles goes way back. I would recommend highly

Thank Perry P
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