01 The TripPacker's Review
The Queens Gallery on Ratchadamnoen Road
Ratchadamnoen road is famous not only for its significance in Thai history, but also because of the attractions on and nearby this road. Within 5-10 minutes by car, you can get to many of Bangkok’s attractions such as Ratchadamnoen Boxing Stadium, Khaosarn road, the Grand Palace, Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall, and more.
- Please do not make loud noises.
- Please do not touch the art works.
- Photography is permitted only in some areas.
- Food and beverages are not allowed inside.
- Please turn your mobile phones to ‘silent’ mode.
- Smoking is not permitted.
- Weapons and sharp objects are not permitted.
Of the attractions available, those of you who are art fanatics may want to stop by and visit “The Queen’s Gallery”. This 5-storey building covering a total of 3,700 square meters is home to many works of art by Thailand’s past, present, and up-coming artists. The Queen’s Gallery has permanent as well as rotating exhibitions all year round.
Originally, the building was a branch of Bangkok Bank PCL. They hosted several competitions to support the Arts and Crafts Foundation that is under Royal Patronage. With money donated to the foundation and given to H.M. the Queen, she asked that the building be renovated and turned into a gallery using those funds. The gallery was named after her, and has been officially open since August 9th 2003. You can find The Queen’s Gallery at the end of Ratchadamnoen Klang road, nearby Phanfa Leelat Bridge, just across Mahakan Fort.
02 General Info + How to go
The Queens Gallery
|Address||:||101, Ratchadamnoen Klang Rd., Bowon Niwet Sub-district, Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok, 10200|
|Contact no.||:||02 281 5360 -1|
|Fax||:||02 281 5359|
|Opening Hrs.||:||10.00-19.00; Closed on Wednesdays|
|Entrance Fee||:||30 Baht|
|Best time||:||Any time of the year|
|Highlight||:||A showcase of works by art competition winners, as well as works from Thai artists.|
How to get there
The gallery is at the end of Ratchadamnoen Klang road, at the foot of Phanfa Leelat Bridge, just across Mahakan Fort. Drive down Ratchadamnoen Klang towards Ratchadamnoen Nok road.
Bus Number: 1, 12, 15, 39, 44, 47, 59, 60, 70, 79, 503, 509, 511, 512