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Best art museums and galleries in Charoenkrung

Explore the art scene in Bangkok's old riverside community

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Time Out Bangkok editors
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The hood once only known for street food and luxury hotels is now home to come of the city's edgiest galleries and noteworthy museums. Can't beat the heat during the day? The occasional Gallery Hopping Night might be your answer.

Bridge Cafe & Art Space
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Art
  • Galleries
  • Charoenkrung

Bridge Cafe utilizes the space of an old building to maximum capacity, exhibiting art in all corners from the ground floor up. Gaze atthe fascinating view of Taksin Bridge fromthe rooftop.

  • Art
  • Galleries
  • Charoenkrung

Set in what used to be Arthorn Suksa Chinese School, the multidisciplinary art space displays items that have been carefully handpicked by the new generation of the Attakanwongs family with deep roots in the antiques scene. It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to expect aesthetics that blend modern ideals and stylish eclecticism.

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Speedy Grandma
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Art
  • Galleries
  • Charoenkrung

This groovy gallery,named after a local mythabout an elderly phantom, promises to take you down memory lane.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Attractions
  • Libraries, archives and foundations
  • Charoenkrung

This is perhaps the biggest, most anticipated opening in 2017. TCDC takes up over 9,000 square metersat The Bangkok General Post Office, making wayfor an exhibition space, design shop, auditoriums, meeting rooms, multi-function room, coworking space, business center, workshop room, material and design renovation center, and a silent study room.

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Bangkokian Museum
  • Museums
  • Surawong

Discover how a middle class Thai family livedback in 1937 to 1957 through exhibitions of well-preserved daily-life amenities, furniture and artifacts.

Soy Sauce Factory
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Art
  • Galleries
  • Rattanakosin

One of the pioneers in reviving the artsy vibe in Charoenkrung, this former—you got it—soy sauce factory encompasses a cool restobar on the first floor and a gallery with rotating exhibitions on the upper floors.

 

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1PROJECTS at the Most House
  • Art
  • Galleries
  • Charoenkrung

A new art gallery and project space, 1Projects, is located on the ground floor of The Most House. Founded by Charuwan Chanthop, who was also a stakeholder in White Space Gallery, hopes to support up-and-coming Asian contemporary artists with this new venture. 

ATTA Gallery
  • Art
  • Galleries
  • Charoenkrung

Founded by Thai jewelry collector AtinujTantivit, ATTA Gallery is anchored next to Serindia Galleryand puts a spotlight on contemporary ornaments.

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MOST Gallery
  • Art
  • Galleries
  • Charoenkrung

A side project of creative marketing consultancy MOST 2414, this shophouse gallery usually hosts exhibitions by Thai and foreign artists as well as art-related workshops, events and activities.

P.Tendercool
  • Art
  • Galleries
  • Charoenkrung

This bespoke handmade furniture company, founded by Belgian designers Pieter Compernol and Stephanie Grusenmeyer, dobest at finding rare and exotic wood from around the region to craft into one-of-a-kind furniture.

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Warehouse 30
  • Art
  • Galleries
  • Charoenkrung

Scheduled to open later in May, Warehouse 30 is the newest brainchild of The Jam Factory’s Duangrit Bunnag, who’s been gearing up full speed in revitalizing Charoenkrung. Duangrit is turning seven old warehouses built during the mid-40s into a 600-square-meter mix-use creative complex.  

  • Art
  • Galleries
  • Bang Rak

American art dealer H Earnest Lee fostered new markets for emerging Thai artists at this converted wooden house, other hip venues and in New York. Look out for work by Thaweesak 'Lolay' Srithongdee (perverse pop), Top Changtrakul (cartoonesque mindscapes), Jakkai Siributr (fabric art), and pieces by the minimalist abstract master Somboon Hormthienthong.    

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