The museum throws light on the life of King Prajadhipok, the last King who enjoyed absolute monarchy. Get informed about the building and it's exhibits.
Charles Beguelin, a French-Swiss architect, designed the building, constructed in a new-classical style. The building was declared a national heritage site in 1995. The renovation project completed in 1999 and it became King Prajadhipok Museum in 2001.
The museum exhibits the biography and lifework of King Prajadhipok or Rama VII. The photos and other memorabilia of King Prajadhipok, before he came to the throne, are displayed. They provide insight into his evolvement as a person. Objects related to his coronation, celebration of Bangkok's 150th anniversary and the revolution are also hosted by the museum. The museum also gives due importance to the artefacts from the king's life after his abdication.
King Prajadhipok's rule marks the end of absolute monarchy, the fact which makes the people anxious to know about him. He was the last born son of King Rama V and the brother of King Rama VI.
The English educated King was in favor of a constitutional government. But, it is said, that the middle-ranked officials, afraid of losing their power, staged a coup and imposed their own constitution on the King. The dejected King abdicated in 1935 and went to England.
How To Reach
If one has time, the best way to reach the museum is by boat. Alight at Banglampuu Pier, and ramble to the museum. You can also take road transport for reaching the place.
King Prajadhipok Museum
Panfa Bridge Intersection, Bangkok