We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Royal Barges National Museum

80/1 Arun Amarin Road | Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
+66 2 424 0004
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 42.90*
and up
Half-Day Thonburi Canals Tour in Bangkok
More Info
USD 27.63*
and up
Bangkok Rice Barge Canal Tour
More Info
USD 64.90*
and up
Private Half-Day Visit to Thonburi Canals and Old City by Long Tail Boat
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
The museum is home to the ornately decorated boats used in State ceremonies.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good46%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“take photos” (18 reviews)
“naval base” (3 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
80/1 Arun Amarin Road | Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
+66 2 424 0004
Write a Review
Reviews (234)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 234 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The extremely ornate barges were occupied by royalty when going along the river in front of their subjects. Many of these massive barges require in excess of 50 rowers.

Thank jeffreylk
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

You can get here via boat, yet can get here easier by cab and a short walk to the obscured entrance. A few points... 1. The boats (approximately 6) are interesting enough. You can visit the museum and leave in about 10-30 minutes having seen...More

3  Thank mbc421
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

What beautiful boats from many hundred years ago. Restored to their original designs. With Snake head , Asura head , Lord Vishnu , Flying God. Exquisite designs extremely colorful. Take pictures

Thank permafinish
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The royal barges museum may not be the first thing a Bangkok-traveller may visit, but it wonderfully complements the other experiences. As the Chao Phraya was always in the center of Bangkok, the royal barges had to draw a lot of attention to them, when...More

Thank W V
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I recommend a short visit to this small but unique museum on the river front. Pageantry and the river are key to appreciating Bangkok's history and you can easily get a sense of both at this museum. Watch the short film...quality is not perfect but...More

Thank beth w
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Sparkling glass adornments in a gold shell encasing each of the current seaworthy royal barges, alongside remnants of barges destroyed by WW2 bombing (who knew Bangkok was bombed?). An interesting option to Wat visits when booking a trip on the on/off barge plying the polluted...More

Thank kathmandu91
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I enjoyed seeing all these barges but we had to hire a private boat to get there and thought it was pricey as well as the admittance to the museum considering that you could go through it in less then 10 mins

Thank bluewaters55
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The royal barges are housed here and you can see them up close and personal AND you will know what I am talking about when you experience the walk. We caught the ferry to the area and followed the signs to the museum

Thank gcerys231
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The word "barge" makes you think of rusty old work horse vessels - certainly not the case here! Think "gondola" and then image it 100 ft long, red and gold and you are nearly there. Eight of these wonderfully restored slimline royal vessels are on...More

Thank Veronica014
Reviewed 27 March 2017

If want something different to do in Bangkok try the Royal Barges National Museum, it accessible from the tourist ferry although the directions from the terminal are not so good. The barges are beautiful and it is not expensive to enter. It gives you a...More

Thank Geoffrey A
Nearby Restaurants
Savoey Restaurant
52 reviews
.83 km away
N10 cafe
32 reviews
.78 km away
Roti Mataba Tha Pra Chan
21 reviews
.77 km away
Cafe' by Navy Wives Association
22 reviews
.81 km away
Nearby Attractions
Siriraj Medical Museum
563 reviews
.35 km away
The National Museum Bangkok
618 reviews
.95 km away
Tha Maharaj
139 reviews
.88 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What are the designs of the postcards available at the souvenir shop and how much do they sell for?
1 December 2015|
Response from Vince M | Reviewed this property |
They have pictures of the barges from all angles and they cost 50 baht, very reasonable.
Can someone recommend the boat company that. Has the barge museum as part of the itinerary along with the canal tour?
25 November 2015|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Teanna C | Reviewed this property |
I didn't take a boat....I rented a tuck tuck driver all day and he took me wherever I wanted to go....
When is the next Royal Barges procession on the river?
12 September 2015|
Response from twiddlybits | Reviewed this property |
To answer this you are best to look up the Royal Barges on the Internet, the barges rarely leave their Museum and I believe it was many years ago they ventured out and probably many more years before that even. The barge... More