The Bank of Thailand Museum is located within the Main Mansion of Bangkhunphrom Palace and the Main Mansion of Thevaves Palace – now the complex of the Bank of Thailand at 273 Samsen Road, Phra Nakorn District, Bangkok 10200.
One of the Museum’s primary objectives is to preserve the legacy of Thai money which is an important cultural heritage showing the evolution of the Thai Kingdom. The Museum is also intended to serve as a stimulus for the research and study of the evolution of Thai money. The exhibits cover the historic development of Thai money as a medium of exchange: ancient money from the Funan, Davaravati, and Sri Vijaya Kingdoms; Pot Duang; Thai coins; Thai banknotes, money from the north (Lanna money) and the northeast (Lanchang money). In addition, an exhibit showing the history of the Bank of Thailand, its roles and responsibilities is also displayed. Important events in the history of the Bank during the past 60 years are listed in chronological order. This covers the establisment of the Thai National Banking Bureau, the promulgation of the Bank of Thailand Act 1942, the appointments of all the governors, the relocation of the office premises, the opening of the Bank’s branches, and the implementation of various important monetary policies over time. The life, works, activities, the talents of H.R.H Prince Paripatra Sukhumbhand, Prince of Nakornsavarn, and artistic values in architectural and decorative designs of Bangkhunprom Palace are also displayed in the Museum.
The exhibition style of the Museum derives from a concept of edutainment that the Museum should educate as well as entertain the public. Items on display include old photos and antiques. New techniques and technology are also employed such as the diorama technique, computer graphics, and multimedia.