Jim Thompson House is a museum in central Bangkok, Thailand. The museum was opened in 1959 at the home of Jim Thompson who owned the collection of art that is displayed. Jim Thompson was an American businessman and architect who moved to the area and started to acquire art. He built his home to a Thai architectural style in 1958 in Bangkok and opened part of the home up as a museum for people to view his art collection. The collection is large and contains mainly southeast Asian pieces that include Buddhist statues, Thai paintings and ceramics. Jim Thompson disappeared in 1967, his house and the museum came under the control of the James Thompson Foundation and today it is one of the most visited sights in the city.
The museum is situated in the city centre. By underground, take the ‘Silom’ line to the ‘National Stadium’ stop, from there it is a five-minute walk. By bus, take the 11, 16, 29, 34, 36, 50, 79 or 93 buses that all stop close by.
Opening Times and Admission
The museum is open daily, 9am-6pm. Admission prices are set at 200Baht for adults, 100Baht for concessions.