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The Debsirin Living Museum

The Debsirin Living Museum

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Address: The Debsirin Living Museum, Debsirin School, Wat Thepsirin, Pomprap Sattruphai, Bangkok 10100 Thailand See map

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Debsirin School, for many Thais, brings to mind excellent education and an outstanding soccer team. But few people know that this 129-year-old school has been a living museum since 2012. Inside, the history of the school is told through various types of media under the theme of “From Love and Gratitude to Social Contribution”. Stepping into the school’s red and yellow Gothic Choduek Laohasetthi Building, you will first meet volunteer student guides, then view the memorabilia displayed on the ground floor. While walking to the first floor, you will see a blackboard displaying the best students of the year since 1885. In the hallway, you will see an exhibition on the lives and photos of the school’s founders and supporters. Turning west and strolling on the balcony, past real classrooms where students are learning, you will take the “Path of Time” to view an exhibition on the development of education in Siam and Debsirin School. This school was among Siam’s first royally instituted schools for commoners. At the time, the temple’s sermon pavilion served as the classroom. Then comes a highlight. Through a video-mapping technique based on pre-World War II models of the school buildings, you can explore the history of the school and the support from the kings and royals which led to the Debsirin spirit. A highlight is the signature of HM King Rama VIII, who was once a student of Debsirin School. The Debsirin Living Museum is open on weekdays from 9am-4pm. Call 02-222-1882.

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  • Address

    The Debsirin Living Museum, Debsirin School, Wat Thepsirin, Pomprap Sattruphai, Bangkok 10100 Thailand

  • Phone number

    +66 (0) 2-222-1882 

  • Email

    ds.museum@gmail.com 

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