Siriraj Museum And Siriraj Bimuksthan Museum
The museum is situated in Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok Noi Distirict. King Rama V founded Siriraj Hospital to provide modern medical treatment for Thai people.
Siriraj Hospital is Thailand’s first modern medical hospital and school, founded by King Rama V in 1888. The hospital complex is home to a collection of five small museums, which are:(1) Congdon Anatomical Museum (3rd fl., Anatomy Bldg.) was founded in 1927 by Prof. Dr. Edgar Davidson Congdon, who was endorsed from Rockefeller Foundation to improve Thai medical studies. lt contains more than 2,000 specimens about human anatomy, including skeletons, figures of humans and animals, the bodies and organs of Siamese twins preserved in ethyl-alcohol, and, most importantly, perhaps one of the world’s very few complete peripheral nervous and blood systems dissected from human bodies by Associate Professor Patai Sirikaroon.(2) Sood Sangvichien Prehistoric Museum & Laboratory (1st fl., Anatomy Bldg.) exhibits the evolution of life forms, from 500 million years ago to the beginning of primate era around 70 million years ago. The museum is named after one of Siriraj’s greatest professors.(3) Songkran Niyomsane Forensic Medicine Museum (2nd fl., Adulayadejvikrom Bldg.) involves several elements in forensic science, from process of investigating the crimes by physical evidences, methods of murder, samples of skeletons and past murder cases.(4) Parasitology Museum (7th fl., Adulayadejvikrom Bldg.) exhibits various kinds of parasites such as whipworms and roundworms are exhibited, with models of their life-cycle.(5) EIlis Pathological Museum (8th fl. Adulayadejvikrom Bldg.) shows the evolution of medicine, and organs infected with different diseases.Siriraj Bimuksthan Museum is Siriraj Hospital’s newest museum, opening its doors in early 2013. The museum is housed in the renovated vintage architecture of the old Bangkok Noi train station, located next to Siriraj’s newly-opened private subsidiary Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital. Here, you will browse through different chambers to learn about the story of the hospital’s premise as well as the history of Thai medicines. Opening hours: Monday-Saturday, 9am-4pm except Sood Sangvichien Museum, which is open on Monday-Friday 9am-12pm (noon), 1pm-4pmAdmissions: B300 for both Siriraj Museums and Siriraj Bimuksthan Museum, B200 for either Siriraj Museums or Siriraj Bimuksthan Museum. Portable audio guide is 200 baht for deposit.Contact: 2 Phran Nok Rd., 02-419-2600. www.si.mahidol.ac.th/museumsGetting there: Chao Phraya Express Boat to Wang Lang (Siriraj) Pier. Bus no. 19, 57, 81, 83,91,146, 149