The Beginning of Currency
4-D animation media on 360 degrees cave-simulated walls recounts the beginning of trading by prehistoric cavemen before a medium of exchange made of various materials was used and the change when the world discovered metal.
Why do Mongols chose to use squirrel skin for trading while native Indians in North America use the skin of the beaver?? Join us to learn more about the differences in medium of the exchange due by geographical, environmental and cultural diversities of people around the globe.
H.M. King Mongkut, Rama IV The Reformer of Thai Currency
The reform of money during the reign of King Mongkut or Rama IV resulted in Siam’s usage of coins for more than 2 centuries.
Coins of Various Kingdoms
Exhibition of coins dating back to Funan, Dvaravati, Lawo and Srivijaya periods, among the first excavated in Thailand – previously a part of Suvarnabhumi, or the Land of Gold – featuring imprinted propitious designs and telling about society and trade in those ancient kingdoms
The Emergence of Thai Kingdoms
Exhibition on pod duang, ancient Thai currency, along with the people’s way of life and economy in Sukhothai and Ayudhya eras with a market atmosphere in a community
Coins of Rattanakosin
Exhibition of more than 200 coins of Rattanakosin Period along with details of Thai coins from the pioneering days through the periods of reform, development and evolution in the past two centuries
Coins in Daily Life
Living gallery that reflects other perspectives of coins which play a role at every stage of human life in a way that might be beyond our imagination.
Get to know coins from more than 1,500 countries worldwide and see what these countries have selected to be recorded on their coins. Admire the advanced technology used by each country in the production of commemorative coins.
Creation of Coins
Design skill and expertise coupled with a fine and meticulous production process bring about the diversity throughout the process depicting what it takes to produce a coin.
Fact about Coins
Learn all the components of a coin from the edge to the substance of the metal
Currency through Time
Summary of the currency’s journey through time as evidenced the constant change in shape and size to reflect the prevailing economic and social situations as well as the emergence of new payment media
Our Father’s coins
This special exhibition tells the story of the coins of the present reign that have been collected from the beginning of the reign to the present, with emphasis on various Royal activities that benefit the land and all Thais.