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You can now visit 56 museums around Thailand for B199

It's now cheaper to get your cultural fix. 

By Bonnie Sananvatananont | Feb 22, 2017

  • You can now visit 56 museums around Thailand for B199
    Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum

As of today (Feb 22), museum lovers will be able to gain access to 56 museums and learning spaces around the country for only B199 with the Muse Pass Season 5. 

Now in its fifth year, the passes will be on sale between Feb 22-Sep 30 from Museum Siam, participating museums and learning centers (see the full list at the Museum Thailand website), with each ticket valid for one year from the day of purchase.

This year, the card has been upgraded from the previous paper-stamp style to a plastic card that can be scanned at each museum. It also sees an additional 19 museums added to the list from last year, as well as the inclusion of a map and discount coupons for various partnered shops.

Do note that those who own the Muse Pass Season 4 ticket are still able to use their pass up until the date of expiry, although this does not include the newly added 19 venues.

Here's a quick look at some of the highlight destinations that you can visit with the pass:

Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum (Chiang Mai)

Chiang Mai's biggest art opening last year came in the form of a 3,000-sq-meter space featuring the works of emerging local artists as well as contemporary masters like the late Montien Boonma, Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Chatchai Puipia, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Navin Rawanchaikul and more. There are also permanent and rotating exhibitions from the personal collections of Jean Michel Beurdeley and his late wife Patsri Bunnag, together with their son and owner of the museum, Eric Bunnag Booth.

122 Moo 7 Tonpao, 081-386-6899. Opens Wed-Mon 10am-6pm




Museum Siam (Bangkok)

Set in a colonial-inspired building with a state-of-the-art light and sound system, this innovative, technology-driven museum showcases the history of Siam through an array of multimedia presentations and interactive panels that breathe life into Thailand's heritage. After closing its main exhibition space for nearly a year, the space returns next month to unveil “Tom Yam Goong,” an exhibition devoted entirely to the spicy soup, which will be followed in May by something called "Thai DIY Inventions." 

Sanam Chai Rd., 02-225-2777. Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm 


Bangkokian Museum (Bangkok)

After land developers threatened to demolish this museum last year, former landowner Assoc. Prof. Varaporn Suravadee (who passed away last month) put B30 million into a campaign to save it. The museum is a compound of four Thai houses dating back to the 1930s, now dedicated to showcasing the historic everyday life of Bangkok with items such as dinner sets, books, perfume bottles and toiletries dated back almost 100 years. 

Charoenkrung Soi 43, 02-233-7027. Open Wed-Sun 10am-4pm


Baan Mowaan (Bangkok)

With a name that directly translates to "Doctor Waan's House," this colonial-style museum was once the home of doctor Waan Rod-Muang (1870-1945), who was best known for his famous Ya Hom medicine to cure nausea. Now, the space is run by his great-grandchildren and dedicated to the history of traditional Thai medicine, plus Dr. Waan's century-old medicinal recipes.  

Soi Thes, Bamrung Muang Rd., 02-221-8070. Open daily 9am-8pm

 

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