The Siam Society under Royal Patronage was founded in 1904 in cooperation with Thai and foreign scholars to promote knowledge of Thailand and its surrounding region.

The Society premises on Asoke Montri Road in Bangkok house a library that has a unique collection including manuscripts and rare books. The Kamthieng House, a precious example of northern Thai architecture, houses a folk museum. Study trips are made to historical sites, cultural events, and nature sites in all corners of Thailand and overseas. Lectures are organized several times a month on a wide range of topics. The Journal of the Siam Society and the Natural History Bulletin are published annually and distributed free to members. The Society also publishes scholarly books; stages performances of music, dance, and drama; hosts exhibitions and conferences; and is involved in projects of cultural preservation.

Today, the Siam Society has a membership drawn from a broad spectrum of Thais and foreigners, and continues to operate as a non-profit organization dedicated to its founding cause.


Visit us>>>

Join us>>>

Follow us on Facebook

What's New

:-- The Natural History Section is pleased to announce that Volume 60 No 1 of the Bulletin has now been published. It will be sent out to members soon, but articles from it can be downloaded here>>>.
:-- The Minute Books of the Siam Society from 1904 have been inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World. Register as a record of international cooperation in research and the dissemination of knowledge in the arts and sciences. More>>>

:-- Forthcoming Events>>>


Photos from workshop on Insect Management in Museums and Libraries>>>

Photos from Study the Ancient Thai Scripts>>>

New Books List>>>

Follow your library on Facebook


A Tale of Youth and of Three Cities: Vienna; Bonn; Hamburg. Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911): Piano Quartet in A minor. More>>>

Upcoming concerts>>>

Photos from concerts>>>

LECTURES (all lectures are in English unless otherwise stated)

26 March 2015 (Thursday) 7.30 p.m.
The Last Siamese: Journeys in War and Peace. A talk by Teddy Spha Palasthira. Mr. Teddy Spha Palasthira, a past council member of the Siam Society, is neither an academic nor a scholar. He simply likes to dig up esoteric events in Thai history and explore lesser known parts of the Kingdom. More>>>

More lectures>>>



28 March - 5 April 2015
Study Trip to Darjeeling and Sikkim
Leader: Mr. Peter Laverick,
Life Member of the Siam Society
Sikkim is a state in north-east India rich in Himalayan culture, bordered by Nepal to the west, Tibet to the north and east, Bhutan to the south-east and the Indian state of West Bengal to the south.  It nestles between the peaks of the eastern Himalaya, covering an area of 7,096 square km and stretching just 112km north to south and 64km east to west. More>>>

3 - 10 May 2015
A cultural trip to TURKMENISTAN
Leader: Khun Eileen Deeley, Council Member and Head of Music and Special Events The Siam Society

Following our successful visit to Uzbekistan, the Siam Society is arranging a study trip to Turkmenistan, the second of the five ‘istans’ in Central Asia. Located in the southernmost part of the former Soviet Union, Turkmenistan is rich in tradition, culture and natural beauty. More>>>

More study trips>>>