Discover What’s In Our Library

Enjoy Our Lectures, Study Trips & Performances

Enjoy Our Lectures, Study Trips & Performances

Host a Memorable Private Function

Explore Kamthieng House Museum

The Siam Society
Under Royal Patronage

The Siam Society Under Royal Patronage was established in 1904 with a mission to promote knowledge of the culture, history, arts and natural sciences of Thailand as well as those of neighbouring countries. The Society’s activities are guided by its motto: “Knowledge Gives Rise to Friendship” and it welcomes visitors of all nationalities, including non-members, to visit its facilities and join its activities.

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Our Facilities


The Siam Society library specialises in the fine arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences of Thailand and other countries in Southeast Asia. It is also noted for its outstanding collections of rare books and palm leaf manuscripts. In 2014 the Thai Library Association awarded “Outstanding Specialist Library” status to The Siam Society library.

Kamthieng House Museum & Saeng Aroon House

Kamthieng House Museum is a superb example of a traditional northern Thai house, and within it is displayed a permanent ethnological exhibition that showcases the traditional beliefs and ideologies of the Lanna people.

Private Functions

The Siam Society is an unexpected oasis of tranquillity in the city. The compound includes buildings of distinctive architecture and lovely gardens, and exudes a Thai spirit that will make any intimate ceremony, reception, medium-size conference, concert or launch a memorable occasion.

Library & Office Operations Update

Information as of 27 September 2021

We would like to inform you that The Siam Society will be reopening its library and resuming office operations from Tuesday, 5 October 2021 on the basis of an alternating schedule. 

The library and office will be opened on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 09:00-17:00.

On Wednesdays and Fridays, office operations will continue on a “work from home” mode. The library will be closed on these days. 

In the meantime, members are kindly invited to browse the online catalogue of our library publications, available on our website at

Borrowing and returning of publications can be done on site, or arranged through an appointment with our librarians, who can be reached at +66-2-661-6470-3 ext 202 or by email at

In order to maintain a safe environment for our members and staff, please continue to strictly observe social distancing measures when visiting our library.

We would like to express our appreciation for your continued understanding and would like to wish everyone the best of health and safety during these challenging times. 



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