The Forensic Museum of the Siriraj Medical Museum showcases preserved bodies and organs that show various causes of death. From Siamese twins to executed murderers, the exhibits are sure to invoke your curiosity.
If searching something extremely unusual is in your list of things to do in Bangkok, this place is worth touring. It is located in the Siriraj Hospital on the west bank of Chao Phraya River, and houses some of the rarified displays of pathology and Anatomy. The very first pathology room has some displays of babies under genetic disorder. The body of kids are original, each preserved in formaldehyde. The next room will tell you about parasites, their origin and effects on the human organs. Additionally, some other rooms in the museum have bodies of accident victims and age-old bodies of dissected adults and children. Dont visit this museum if you think that this place is a display of shining artifacts.
Location: Inside the Siriraj Hospital on Chao Phraya River
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 16:00 (Monday to Saturday)
Bangkok National Museum, opened to the public in 1874 King Rama V, happens to be the most important and the main branch of museums in Thailand. The main objective of establishing the museum was to exhibit the royal collection of his majesty, King Rama IV and some other objects of the Brand Palace.
The location of the museum was changed to the current place in “Wang Na” in 1926 and the name was also changed to the existing one Bangkok Museum.
The museum is divided into two separate structures as the South Wing building which if referred to The Mahasurasinghanat building while the North Wing building is also called The Praphatphiphitaphan Building.
These two structures are completed with a large number of exhibits which carry a historical value of many aspects such as archeology, fine arts, sculptures and more.
The Thai history gallery is housed in the Sivamokkha – phiman hall while the prehistoric gallery is located in the rear part of the same building. These galleries display the evidence exhibits of legendary events that took place from the prehistoric era to the present time.
Moreover a wide range of collection of articles that illustrate the history of Art and Archeology are being presented in several galleries in several divisions such as, Srivijaya, Dvaravati, Lopburi located in the South Wing of the museum.
Other galleries in the old palace building house the ethnological collections such as musical instruments, gold treasure, textiles, woodcarvings, stone writing and old weapons that people from even prehistorically era used.
The museum also demonstrates a great value of a legendary monument it self as a Palace to the Front. Generally all the structures have been constructed in the purpose of depicting endless value of Buddhism showing many characteristics of the Buddha.