If your idea of a museum is a pretty display of artistic and cultural artefacts, this will change your perception. Proceed with caution; this museum is not for the faint-hearted!
Bangkok Forensic Museum
Located inside the Siriraj Hospital on the west bank of the Chao Phraya river, Bangkok Forensic Museum is more for the morbid and travellers searching for something extremely unusual. Seeing them might just give you nightmares. Well, you get the idea. It’s pretty dark in there.
Nicknamed as “The Museum of Death”, the collection inside showcases a wide variety of medical oddities from around the world. Despite such a morbid nickname, the museum actually serves as a valuable source for doctors and medical students!
Here are some images that might induce some nausea. Proceed with caution!
The above picture shows a preserved fetus. The bottom one shows a result of a severe case of rickets. Due to a vitamin deficiency, the leg bones became weak and bent under the weight of the body.
Despite the generally horrifying appearance of these exhibits, there is a certain reverence among the Thai people for those who suffered and ended up as exhibits in the museum.
Yeap, I do agree that these are some pretty scary exhibits. Despite the horrifying imagery, it’s important to remember that before they were in the museum, these were real people suffering from real illnesses. Can you imagine going through all those suffering?
The museum makes sure it doesn’t go in vain. Instead, they used their preserved remains to educate the new generation of doctors. This just gave me a whole new perspective on this museum. It doesn’t seem as morbid as it was thought to be!
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