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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 Involvement

We engage in and encourage the cultural activities of like-minded organisations, and on occasion, we co-organise activities and cultural advocacy campaigns.

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Make a Donation

Your contribution to The Siam Society will enable us to continue to carry out our mission in promoting the study and knowledge of the cultures, history, arts, and heritage of Thailand and its neighbouring countries.

Proceeds will also go towards the necessary funding of our various programme, e.g. library, museum, publications, lecture, study trips, and performances.

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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.

 Kamthieng House is currently under a major restoration and is temporarily closed to the general public until further notice.

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.

Get Involved

Subscribing for membership allows individuals to enjoy the facilities and activities in full, while also supporting the continuity of The Siam Society’s operations.

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