Some exciting museums and art centres in Bangkok. *Free* entrance to TCDC, Corrections Museum and BACC (July 2009). For other activities while in Bangkok, see Things to Do in Bangkok.
Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) | ศูนย์สร้างสรรค์งานออกแบบ ***
The TCDC is much more than a just museum, as it also organises lectures and workshops and has an extensive art-library. The permanent exhibition is not very exciting, a mishmash of things from different periods and places. (Feb 2010: The permanent exhibition was reorganised and is a lot more attractive now.) The temporary exhibitions on the other hand are usually worthwhile! Since its opening a few years ago I've seen an inspiring exhibition on the live of Thai people in the Isan (the North-East of Thailand), Viviene Westwood's designs, domestic culture in the Arab World and Perishable Beauty (about death and decay), to mention just a few. Exhibitions are often hands-on, so you're allowed to touch at least some of the displays. More photos • TCDC