Siriraj Medical Museum

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Founded in 1888 by King Rama V, Siriraj Hosiptal is the first modern medical hospital in Thailand which hosts many museums. Siriraj Medical Museum open for a visit on Monday to Saturday from 9.00 am to 4 pm, except the museum of Sood Sangvichien that has one hour break from 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm.

Congdon Anotomical Museum, located on 3rd floor of Anatomy building, is for people who are interested human anatomy, skeletons, figures of humans and animals. It also has other specimens of the special and rare cases, such as the bodies and organs of Siamese twins kept in ethyl-alcohol and complete peripheral nervous and blood systems dissected from human bodies by Associate Professor Patai Sirikaroon. The purpose of this museum is to improve medical studies. For those who would like to study about the life form evolutions, they can visit Sood Sangvichien Prehistoric Museum & Laboratory on the first floor of Anatomy Building. 

Moving on to the third museum, Songkran Niyomsane Forensic Medicine Museum, visitors can see many forensic scientific elements and all process of investigating the crimes, from the physical evidences to past murder cases study. If you are not into the crime investigation, try Parasitology Museum. It illustrates all kind of parasites, such as whipworms and roundworms. Or check out Ellis Pathological Museum that exhibits the development in medicine and organs contaminated with diseases.

In early 2013, the newest museum, Siriraj Bimuksthan Museum started open for visitors, located in the renovated vintage building of the old Bangkok Noi train station. Here you can learn about the hospital’s property and Thai medicine history.

TakeMeTour's Review

Siriraj Medical Museum can be the strangest thing you get to experience while being on Thailand trip. Yet, it's very interesting and educational. Local people feel somewhat related to the things exhibited here such as the notorious carnibal serial killer Se-Oui who was on every newspapers' cover back in the 80s. It's word-of-mouth that brings so many attentions to this unorthodox museum. Cheap admission fee applied but worth a try!