In 1995, the Council of Ministers of Thailand declared every 19 September “Thai Museum Day”, in remembrance of King Chulalongkorn who graciously endorsed the establishment of the “Royal Siamese Museum” or Royal Museum. Situated at Concordia Hall within the grounds of the Grand Palace, the Royal Museum was the first museum to open its doors to the public on 19 September 1874.
The Department of Fine Arts, under the Ministry of Culture, with its mission to manage the nation’s art and cultural heritage, has set forth a number of developmental policies and regulations applying modern international standards to promote Thai culture through museums across the country. To-date, the operation and progress of the National Museums of Thailand has proven that it can accommodate the needs of society in different periods of time, including being a crucial source of educational nourishment for the nation.
Source: Thai Museum Day 19 September