Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson House, Bangkok: Hours, Address, Jim Thompson House Reviews: 4.5/5

Jim Thompson House
4.5
Speciality Museums • Architectural Buildings
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
This former home of an American named Jim Thompson, who started the Thai silk industry after World War II, houses a magnificent collection of Asian art and many unique displays.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Pathum Wan
How to get there
  • National Stadium • 5 min walk
  • Ratchadamri • 6 min walk
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Triplegem2017
Bangkok, Thailand131 contributions
Dec. 2021
The buildings here are all brought over from the old Muslim section of town across the river. A brilliant collection of old furniture, buildings and objects of art. If you want silk, go across the foot bridge and turn left and you'll find several of the silk weaving workshops that supply Jim Thompson with their products.
Written 9 January 2022
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Blok103
Liverpool, UK293 contributions
Jan. 2022
Tours are at allocated times so we spent an hour in the nearby art gallery which was free entry. The tour was carried out by a very knowledgeable guide who provided good insight to Thompson’s life. Nice restaurant in the courtyard but watch out for mosquitoes!
Written 8 January 2022
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Traveller of the world
722 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Solo
I came here on a previous trip to Bangkok when I was younger but didn't appreciate it. Nice to come back and do it properly. You must have a guided tour. You cannot do it yourself. Ticket price is cheap. Not sure on timings or how often the tours are but time it on the hour. We arrived at 15:55 and the tour started at 16:05 so this was perfect. The tour is around 35 to 40 minutes. They do it in a number of languages. You need to take shoes off to go into the house and leave your bag in a locker (no extra cost). You can freely walk around the grounds but just not the actual museum / house. There is a restaurant and very pricey shop as well inside. A few doors away there is another exhibition part. Highly recommend.
Written 1 January 2022
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Anne06134369188
New York City, NY4 contributions
Nov. 2021
One of my favourite tourist attractions in the city. The house & garden are so well preserved and the guided tour is very informational, and only 30 minutes long. You then have free time to explore the garden and take pictures of some of the art collections in the side houses.
Don’t miss the restaurant on the property, it has amazing food for really reasonable prices.
Written 19 November 2021
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CCsmother
Geneva, Switzerland21 contributions
Nov. 2021
An absolute "must" for any visitor to Bangkok. The place is beautiful and the tours are very well organised and informative.
Written 13 November 2021
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violetta j
12 contributions
Oct. 2020
Founder of the silk industry in Thailand, Jim Thompson Online Store, fabric and restaurants, Jim Thompson the most treasured name in silk. With a great collection of Thai and Chinese antique
Written 27 August 2021
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Francois B
Paris, France47 contributions
Jun. 2021
Very thai stylish house, lot of teak wood, tradition and culture we love much, different architect than west house
Written 8 July 2021
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Larisa N
12 contributions
Jun. 2021
Jim Thompson is closed since April , there is no any information about it on their website. Nice location near the canal (klong) of the river, easy to find,just few minutes to walk from BTS National Stadium. Will come there next time.
Written 19 June 2021
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Shikataganai73
Guam, Mariana Islands1,033 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Friends
Beautiful and serene. Nice to walk through and admire the history evident in the architecture and surroundings. Just take your time as you walk through to soak in the past.
Written 9 June 2021
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George Stewart
4 contributions
Apr. 2021
The museum is a wonderful oasis of beauty and calm amidst Bangkok's bustle. The cafe is special with delicious food in a wonderful open air setting with a long carp pool. Definitely it is worth a visit.
Written 28 April 2021
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  • Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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