Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles was created by Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. It is conveniently positioned inside the Grand Palace compound in the Ratsadakorn-bhibhathana building in Bangkok, Thailand. This museum serves as a resource for research and information on Thai woven textiles as well as history of Thai traditional outfits.
About The Museum
The museum was Queen Sirikit’s gift from her and her “SUPPORT” Foundation to the Thai people. The queen created SUPPORT in 1976 to further encourage the manufacture of traditional Thai handicrafts. Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles embodies the efforts of the queen to assure the conservation of textiles arts of Thailand for future generations.
Mission and Goals
The main mission of the museum is to preserve traditional textiles as well as related documents. It is also aimed at holding exhibitions that feature valuable textiles of the majestic court as well as those that are created by rural villagers. Finally, this museum aims to support the efforts of the queen to preserve and care for traditional Thai woven fabrics, which are among the country’s cultural treasures.
The Museum Shop is the premier retail location for SUPPORT Foundation products as well. The shop offers a wide variety of SUPPORT and museum-related products, both newly designed and traditional. This includes functional and decorative items for the home, jewelry, handmade silk flowers, books, stationery, silk and cotton fashions and accessories.
The museum is open every day from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. The last admission to the textiles museum is at 3:30 PM. For those visiting the Grand Palace, museum admission is included in their entry fee. You just have to show your palace ticket at the museum admission ticket desk. For people wishing to only visit the museum, adults pay 150 baht, seniors pay 80 baht, youth pay 50 baht, students pay 50 baht and entry is free for children under 12.