01 The TripPacker's Review
Thai Press Museum
Without a doubt, modern technology has made many older ones obsolete because of consumer demands for more convenience. One example is within the printing industry. With people being more attached and connected to the Internet, they are turning towards electronic media for sources of news and entertainment. E-magazines, e-books, and newspapers online are becoming more popular for the tech-savvy thus printed material is declining. If you’ve ever wondered about the process of printing newspapers, you will get the chance to at the Thai Press Museum.
- The museum is on the second floor of the Press Association of Thailand.
- The museum is free of charge. To contact them, Tel: 02 669 7124-6.
- The newspapers at the museum have all been scanned and stored on microfilms.
The museum is dedicated to providing information about the evolution of the press industry in Thailand. There are a total of three zones within the museum. The first zone is a mock-up of a newspaper bureau. Explained here are various important job positions that are needed in order to run a newspaper such as the owner, editor, journalist, and typesetter. This zone also highlights the economical and political importance of newspapers in society.
The second zone is a tribute to important and famous people within the history of Thai newspapers. Such people include Kings Rama 4 and 6, as well as authors and journalists. One notable achievement from the previous kings was the establishment of laws to govern the press industry. The third and last zone is an exhibition of all Thai newspapers, past and present, with explanations on how they came to be. You will also get to see the machines used in the production of newspapers such as typewriters and printers.
02 General Info + How to go
Thai Press Museum
|Address||:||299, Ratchasima Rd., Dusit District, Bangkok 10300|
|Contact no.||:||02 669 7124-6|
|Fax||:||02 241 5929|
|Opening Hrs.||:||Mon-Fri 10.00 -15.00|
|Entrance Fee||:||Free of charge|
|Best time||:||From 1PM onwards|
|Highlight||:||The exhibits highlight the evolution of the Thai press industry.|
How to get there
From Victory Monument, take Ratchawiti road past Dusit Zoo. Continue further down the road and you will see the Press Association of Thailand building at the corner of Kan Ruan intersection. The museum is on the second floor of the building.