Bangkok Sculpture Centre - Opening times, map & more

 

Opening Times:

Sunday and Monday closed, Tuesday to Saturday 10.00-16.00 (might be closed on selected Thai holidays)

Entrance Fee:

Free entry

Address:

4/18-19 Soi Nuan Chan 56, Nuanchan, Bueng Kum, Bangkok 10230
 

 

How to get there:

The Bangkok Sculpture Centre is a bit hidden in some side streets, so Taxi or Tuk Tuk are the only viable options.

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Baan Bangkhen

Baan Bangkhen opened in beginning 2017 and is owned by Mr.Sompong Pisankitvanich. He took his 5 rai (1 Rai = 1600sqm) large piece of land and transformed it into a both indoor and outdoor exhibition for everything old and vintage. The place consists of a number of houses especially build to look vintage too, with every house exhibiting items to one theme or topic only. The majority of houses shows every day life items from 50 or more years ago. An amazing time travel!

 

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Upon entering the site you will see Baan Po Luang on your right and Baan Coke on your left. These two houses are not following the vintage aspect of Baan Bangkhen. Baan Po Luang is dedicated to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama 9 with extremely beautiful photos, pieces of art, old coins and ban notes and many other royal mementos. Baan Coke, the name gives a hint, makes you feel like being in the Coca Cola factory museum. Everything imaginable can be found here, Coca Cola style!

 

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The other building/rooms are the old clock shop, old radio shop, the barber shop, traditional Chinese medicine shop, a school classroom from times long gone and an old style grocery store. Another highlight is the coffee shop which invites everybody for a short rest and a quick snack. Believe us, you will stay longer as even in the Cafe there is so much to see wherever you look! 

 

See next windows for Museum details like entrance fee, opening times or how to get there and many more photos!

 

Baan Bangkhen - Opening times, map & more

 

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20 Baht entry fee

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How to get there:

With no BTS or MRT in sight you must take a Taxi or Tuk-Tuk. Busses 503, 522 and 543 stop directly in front of this place.

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India@70 at the BACC

The Indian Embassy in Bangkok together with the Indian Council of Cultural Relations present the art exhibition ‘India@70’ at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. India itself just turned 70 which is already reason enough to celebrate! On top the exhibition is part of the festivities held to mark India's 70 years of diplomatic relations with Thailand. It showcases 70 works, for each year one, of 36 of India’s most well-known artists.
 
The exhibition is curated by Ms. Gargi Seth who is also a Co- founder of the Indian Art Circle. The participating artists include Satish Gujral, Anjolie Ela Menon, Anupam Sud, Jatin Das, Arpana Caur, K.S. Radhakrishnan. The exhibition captures the spirit of India travelling through 70 years of Independence.
 
The exhibition can be found on the L-Level of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, entry is free.

 

 

 

Opening Times:

From September 15th until October 1st, 2017
Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00-21:00
Monday closed

Entrance Fee:

Free for all!

Address:

939 Rama 1 Road, Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
939 ถ.พระราม 1 แขวงวังใหม่ เขตปทุมวัน 10330

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Louis Vuitton Time Capsule Exhibition at Siam Paragon

Louis Vuitton and Siam Paragon are teaming up to present Time Capsule Bangkok, a journey through the history of the House that revisits its landmark innovations in technology and design. Travelling from the House’s beginnings in 1854 to the present day, the story is told using rare and celebrated objects selected from the Louis Vuitton archive.

Time Capsule demonstrates the ways in which Louis Vuitton has anticipated the needs and desires of a changing world over 160 years. As advances in transport have accelerated our movement around the world, so Louis Vuitton has continued to address new challenges faced by travelers with imaginative and ingenious creations.

The exhibition follows a visual timeline of landmark moments in the Louis Vuitton story, focusing on five key aspects: The codes of the House, Journeys around the world, Elegance and beauty in motion, The icons of the House, and A celebration of Louis Vuitton’s past and present links with Thailand. This includes “Boite Flacon” in Yellow Epi from 2006 on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s accession to the Throne and the Watch Trunks designed by HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana in cooperation with Louis Vuitton in order to raise funds for the Chaipattana Foundation in 2008.

 

 

 

Opening Times:

From September 7th until September 25th, 2017
7 days per week, 10:00-20:00

Entrance Fee:

Free for all!

Address:

Parc Paragon, M Floor, Siam Paragon Shopping Centre

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"Avatar - Discover Pandora" at The Mall Bangkapi

On Saturday, 1 July 2017, AVATAR fans in Thailand will have the opportunity to step inside AVATAR: Discover Pandora, the spectacular, state-of-the-art interactive exhibition based on James Cameron’s blockbuster film, when it opens at The Mall Bangkapi MCC Hall in Bangkok, Thailand, for a two-month showcase. AVATAR: Discover Pandora is inspired by and filled with the extraordinary creatures, breathtaking environments and unique culture of Pandora. Within the 12,000-square-foot entertainment experience, visitors of all ages will be able to explore the wondrous discoveries found on the world of Pandora.  Captivating settings such as the Tree of Souls, as well as life-sized recreations of creatures including the Banshee, Direhorse, and Viperwolf, are featured in AVATAR: Discover Pandora, and visitors will be able to experience the science and wonder of Pandora firsthand.

Released in 2009, James Cameron’s AVATAR is the highest-grossing film in motion picture history, with a box office gross of nearly $2.8 billion.  Mesmerizing all ages across the globe with its otherworldly visuals and groundbreaking special effects, the film quickly became a worldwide phenomenon so popular it will be followed by four sequels, with the first sequel due for release on December 18, 2020.  AVATAR was named best picture at the Golden Globe Awards and won numerous Oscars.

The dynamic guest experience will allow visitors to:

  • Enter an exhibition curated by the Pandoran Research Foundation where they will leave the 21st century behind and step into the 22nd century world of the AVATAR franchise;
  • Learn about space travel and the science behind the discovery of Pandora in the Alpha Centauri solar system;
  • Explore recreations of Pandora’s most compelling environments showcasing its unique plants and animals and what they can teach us about our own planet;
  • Engage in interactive activities based on the culture, language and music of the Na’vi, the nine-foot-plus-tall humanoids who are the indigenous people of Pandora;
  • Experience the jewel-like glow of Pandora’s bioluminescent plants and animals;
  • Interact with banshees, learn to operate an AMP suit, picture themselves as part of the Avatar Program;
  • And more!

“Learning more about Pandora can inspire us to be even more curious and thoughtful about our own planet,” said Kathy Franklin, president of franchise development at Lightstorm Entertainment. “With this exhibition we hope to give guests a unique, engaging experience that helps them see the world in new ways.”


 

 

 

 

Opening Times:

From July 1st until September 3rd, 2017
7 days per week, 11:00-21:30

Entrance Fee:

Adults 490 Baht
Children 390 Baht
Plenty of promotions and discount offers

Address:

The Mall Bangkapi, 3522 Lat Phrao Road
Klong Jan Khet Bang Kapi
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10240

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"The Beach" in Central Embassy

Central Embassy is temporary home to an interactive art display called “The Beach.” At this amazing indoor beach, you can play ball in the middle of the high-end mall without anybody looking at you funny or complaining. The Beach has been designed by Snarkitecture, a New York-based collaborative consisting of the three artists Daniel Arsham, Alex Mustonen and Benjamin Porto. Coming from the United States, The Beach premiered in Washington D.C in 2015 in an exhibition together with the National Building Museum. Before coming to Bangkok, the installation was shown in Florida and Sydney.

When it was first showcased in Washington D.C., "The Beach" contained 1.000.000 almost transparent, antimicrobial plastic balls. In Bangkok the installation is not as big as space is limited and features only about 300,000 balls. The balls are of course recyclable and are cleaned each time before being reused. We know, it tickles every time you walk passed an IKEA ball-pit. So take the chance and jump into "The Beach" without being judged!

Sit on "The Beach" without getting roasted by the sun and enjoy the air-condition. You will not be required to buy a swim suit, but you need to pay 50 Baht for a pair of socks for hygiene reasons. Generally entry is free, there are also free lockers for your bags and stuff. See you later at "The Beach"!

 

 

 

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Opening Times:

From May 18th until June 18th, 2017
7 days per week, 10:00-22:00
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST IN: EXTENDED UNTIL JULY 2nd !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Entrance Fee:

Entry free

Address:

Central Embassy, 1031 Ploenchit Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

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Edo Tokyo Museum - Tokyo, Japan

The Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum has been opened in 1993 and ever since provides a space to reflect on the history and culture of Edo-Tokyo and envision the city and life of the future. Its home is a unique building following the idea of an elevated warehouse. The mindblowing permanent exhibition, showing countless original objects and replicas, offers visitors a journey through the 400-year history of Edo-Tokyo. The Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum aspires to be a cultural facility that offers high quality programs modeled on “iki,” an aesthetic ideal distinct to Edo.

More than 400 years have passed since the warlord Tokugawa Ieyasu established his government in Edo. Edo is located in today’s Tokyo area. In the early 18th century, Edo had become a large metropolis, one of the world’s largest with a population of about one million people. By the late 18th century, its own distinctive culture had flourished, and it had become Japan’s de facto capital, where people, manufactures, and information converged from all over the country.

Thearea of the permanent exhibition features life-size replica models of the Nihonbashi bridge and houses of Edo citizens. Many superb and finely crafted dioramas re-create in every little detail the architecture and lifestyles. Even hands-on exhibits are on display showing tools and equipment used by Edo merchants, firefighters, feudal lords and many other artifacts. Through the museum’s many exhibits and historical material, visitors can learn about the history of Tokyo regardless
of their age or nationality.

Volunteer guides offer tours of the permanent exhibition areas free of charge. The tours are in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, French, German, and Spanish and from 10:00-15:00. Alternatively visitors can also listen to an explanation of the permanent exhibition using a headphone receiver which can be used free of charge.

 

 

 

Opening Times:

Monday: closed (When a national holiday or its substitute falls on a Monday, the Museum is open. and is closed on the following day)
Tuesday: 09:30-17.30
Wednesday: 09:30-17:30
Thursday: 09:30-17:30
Friday: 09:30-17:30
Saturday: 09:30-19:30
Sunday: 09:30-17:30

Entrance Fee for the permanent Exhibition:

General:  600 Yen
Over 65 years old:  300 Yen
College/Vocational Students:  480 Yen
Highschool Students:  300 Yen
Children:  free
Separate and changing fees for additional temporary Exhibitions

Address:

1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015

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