Contact: The House of Museums is located at 170/17 Mu 17, Khlong Pho Land, Soi Khlong Pho 2, Sala Thammasop Road, Thawi Watthana, Bangkok 10170 Tel. 08 9666 2008, 08 9200 2803
House of Museums is located on 170/17 Mu 17, Khlong Pho Land Village, Soi Khlong Pho 2, Sala Thamma Sapha Rd., Thawee Watthana District, Bangkok. It covers the area of 97 square meters. Formerly, it was called Kid’s Museum where toys and daily objects of children were kept. Later, Khun Anek and his friends decided to establish this house as a museum. The House of Museums is a private collection of thousands of daily objects and goods dating from the sixties onward, displayed in what appears to be a nicely converted shop house. The museum is popular though; opened only on weekends and the incessant ballets of cars coming in and out are surprising considering the location. Thailand’s young generation from Bangkok love to visit these kinds of fun venues at the weekend and every single visitor seems to be on a photographic mission. The building is divided into distinct collections dispatched over three floors, one room for each type of goods. The toy room is cute and colourful and depending on your age you will certainly recognize many of them. Some forgotten ones will probably revive some sweet memories. Next to it is the dentist room with its old scary looking chair and a set of torture tools. This will not bring back any good memories.
An old-fashioned pharmacy displays fun medicine with their kitsch and sometimes laughable packaging from the sixties, but strangely some of the drugs found here are still on sale today. The curator appears to be very flexible and hasn’t limited himself to objects from the past. The candy corner is fun and very colorful, but the goods only look old, you can actually buy them!
How to get there?
Take bus no. 515 (Victory Monument - Salaya) or no. 516 (Thewet – Bang Buathong), no. 123 (Sanam Luang – Nong Khaem), no. 125 (Samsen Train Station - Salaya), no. 19 (Thewet – Phutthamonthon Sai 2), no. 201 (Victory Monument – Phutthamonthon Sai 2) and get off at Phutthamonthon Sai 2 and take a motorcycle taxi. By private car, take Phutthamonthon Sai 2 Rd. along the train track or Khlong Mahasawat until the end of the way. You will see Sala Thammat and then turn left. Open to public on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission fee is 30 and 10 Baht for adults and children respectively. For more information, please call 089 200 2803 or 089 666 2008