Those visiting Bangkok should take time to visit the recently renovated National Museum located downtown. The newly renovated space has an improved layout with bilingual descriptions showcasing all the antiquities. The collection housed within the museum consists of exhibits and artifacts from Thai Royal Throne Halls and former Royal households, along with ancient pieces of art from around the kingdom. The museum aims to be a source of education for all visitors and become a leading museum within the ASEAN region. To celebrate the re-opening the National Museum, public opening times have been changed to 16:00–20:30 every Friday & Saturday from December 2015 until March 2016.
If you are looking for something extra special then attend a ‘Special Gala Dinner’, served within the museum. Traditional Royal Thai Cuisine is served as classical Thai dance performances take place at Sala Samranmukmart Pavilion. The dinner is available on the following dates, subject to availability (rates available upon request): Friday 25 December 2015, Friday 26 February & Friday 25 March 2016.