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“Interesting museum”

Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles
Ranked #5 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: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Very interesting museum to see the dresses of Queen Sirikit. A very beautiful woman and very delicate.

Thank L929
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I expected a boring museum that will showcase fabrics but what a lovely surprise that this was quite a fashion tribute to Queen Sirikit.

Her sense of style was captured beautifully and too bad no photos could be taken.

The exhibit showcases the Queen's Western wardrobe when she had to travel to Europe in the 60s - and I loved how she was able to wear the latest fashion while celebrating Thai dress style.

The adjacent souvenir shop also deserves a visit - and the prices are very reasonable.

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

Besides the designer collections in both European and Thai styles, I particularly enjoyed watching the film played inside this museum recording the different wardrobe of Queen Sirikit during her various state visits with King Rama IX.

1  Thank Yena M
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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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