The Thai Film Museum has it's home in a replica of the hall of Thailands first film company "Sri Krung Talkie Film Company" in Bangkok's district Bang Kapi. The purpose of this state-owned institution is to preserve the rich history of Thai motion pictures which started in 1897 and continuous to bloom until today. On two floors the museum showcase a large number of exhibits starting from movie posters, photos, covering the technology side with plenty of projectors and cameras and of course props and costumes. The exhibition brilliantly combines the vintage ehibits with modern multimedia.
It started as the Thai Film Archive before becoming the Thai Film Museum in 1990. At the same time the museum moved to its today's home in Nakhon Pathom just on the outskirts of Bangkok. The Sri Salaya Theater, which is right next to the museum, is screening movies almost very day. And with a little bit of luck you may also meet some Thai movie starts which every now and then find their way to the museum to leave their hand or footprints on the concrete pavement; a touch of Hollywood in Nakhon Pathom.
Beside the museum there are scenes to explore with a real coffee shop in one them. Sit down and enjoy a drink while watching the nice fountain or the other props, it's really a peaceful scenery. Don't forget to visit the small shooting scene in the pond cast in iron! And while there you will for sure also not miss the big steam engine with it's waggons housing even more cinema exhibits. Just walk in, that's what they are there for!
The museum is on the outskirts of Bangkok, it's maybe a 45-60min trip out there. This trip seems a bit far for only the Thai Film Mueum, but close by are many other things to see such as the Thai Imagery Museum or the Jesada Technik Museum, both also unique and mega interesting!
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