Siriraj Medical Museum. If you are visiting the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles at the Grand Palace in Bangkok then the Siriraj Medical Museum is across the river from the museum. The easiest way to get there is to get off at the BTS Sala Daeng Station as well as BTS Bang Khun Non and take a metered taxi to the museum. Its not that far off from the BTS system.
Siriraj Medical Museum
During her nearly 120 years as a pioneer in modern medicine not only in Thailand but also Southeast Asia, Siriraj hospital has collectively gathered an enormous compilation of medical equipment and tools, anatomical and clinical specimens including important artifacts and archives relating to the history of medicine in Thailand. Until now, these magnificent collections are separately displayed in 6 different small museums in various pre-clinical and clinical departments.
Upon arriving at the building, the initial step involves jotting down your particulars in a book, including your name, entry time, and country of origin. Moving to the second level, you’ll find options to purchase tickets for either the Medical Museum at 200 baht or both the Medical and History Museums for 300 baht.
Within this building, there are three exhibitions awaiting your exploration. Likewise showcasing real preserved bodies and body parts—an intriguing journey into the realm of science. Once you’ve completed your visit, exit the building, turn right at the T-junction, continue straight, and then take a left to access the next museum located on levels 2 and 3.
This experience is undeniably a rare opportunity. The museum offers an astonishing display of real human bodies, limbs, and skeletons. Likewise providing a profound insight into the fragility of life. It’s important to be mentally prepared before entering. This as some exhibits may be unsettling for certain individuals, featuring real-life cases of death, including homicides, suicides, and accidents. Additionally, there are dioramas depicting tragic events like the Tsunami. The collection includes preserved human fetuses and babies, each showcasing various medical conditions. Please note that photography is not permitted.
Siriraj Medical Museum
2 Prannok road, Bangkoknoi, Bangkok 10700 Thailand
Monday to Saturday (closed on Sunday) from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Tel : +66 2 4197000 ext 6363, 6440
Fax : +66 2 4196363
Fee : admission fee is only 40 baht.