One and only museum in Asia dedicated to the history and techniques of floral arrangements
Bangkok holds many museums covering from the most regal to strangest collections of items one can imagine.
One such museum is the Museum of Floral Culture, located on Samsen Road near the Vimanmek Mansion. Flowers play an important part in Thai culture and have always been one of the most stapled decors in all occasions.
The Museum of Floral Culture is dedicated to the history and techniques of floral arrangements in weddings and religious ceremonies, official occasions and royal events. Launched in August 2012, the Museum of Floral Culture is considered one of the newest addition to Bangkok.
Founded by Mr Sakul Intakul, an internationally known floral artist who is also the florist to the Thai royal court, it is the first and one-of-its-kind museum dedicated solely to documenting the importance of floral arrangements around the turn of the twentieth century.
The collection includes displays of rare documentation, drawings, personal creations used and exhibited in Thailand and many renowned international events, numerous artefacts and historical records regarding the art of floral arrangements.
The museum is located inside a beautifully preserved century-old house. The 1,800 sq m teak mansion is in colonial-style architecture.
The museum opens Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Guided tours are available in Thai or English and last about 60 minutes. The admission fee including the tour is B150 per person.
The Museum of Floral Culture
315 Samsen Soi28
Tel: 02 669 3633
Open: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm