Hands-on, multimedia-centric Museum Siam: Discovery Museum is unlike any conventional museum experience – it’s more like a time machine for exploring the origins of Thai culture. And while most museums are strictly no-touch zones, here visitors are encouraged to interact within some exhibits so as to learn in a literally first-hand way.
The museum’s 17 sections comprise lots of fun activities all enhanced with informative video narration. Among exhibits are an Ayutthaya-era battle game, traditional Thai toy collection, street vending cart, and historical costumes that you can try on yourself. If you’d like a memento of the experience, a gift shop offers equally out-of-the-ordinary souvenirs.
Museum Siam is on Sanam Chai Road in Bangkok’s old town area, about 30 minutes from Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit by taxi.