European Heritage Open House Days in Thailand on 15-16 September 2018

As part of the celebration of the ‘European Year of Cultural Heritage’, five embassies in Thailand will be opening up their premises to the public free of charge. This is a unique opportunity for the public to enjoy a guided visit of European Union Member States’ Ambassadorial Residences, discover European cultural heritage sites up close and learn about their history. The ‘European Heritage Open House Days’ will take place on the weekend of 15 – 16 September. The five embassies taking part are Belgium, France, Portugal, The Netherlands and the UK.

The Dining Room in the French Ambassador’s Residence in Bangkok

European Heritage Open Days take place in September every year in Europe. During this time, doors are opened to numerous monuments and sites, allowing Europe’s citizens to enjoy free visits and learn about their shared cultural heritage and encouraging them to become actively involved in the safeguard and enhancement of this heritage for present and future generations. Heritage Open Days are also held in other countries around the world. In Thailand, the French Embassy has opened the doors to the Ambassador’s Residence every year on the third weekend of September. For the first time this year, four other European embassies in Bangkok will also join them.

French Ambassador’s Residence in Bangkok

Residence of the French Ambassador

Event date: Sunday 16 September
Opening hours: 10:00 – 16:00 hrs.
Registration: No pre-registration required. Please bring your ID, Passport or Driving License for security check at the entrance.

Address: Charoenkrung 36 (Rue de Brest), Bangrak, Bangkok 10500

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Residence of the Belgian Ambassador

Event date: Saturday 15 September
Opening hours: 09:00 – 16:00 hrs.
Registration: No pre-registration required. Please bring your ID, passport or driving license.
Remark: No big bags allowed.

Address: 44 Soi Pipat, off Silom Road (Soi 3) Silom, Bangkok 10500

Portuguese Ambassador’s Residence in Bangkok

Residence of the Portuguese Ambassador

Event date: Saturday 15 September
Visiting slots: 
10:00 – 11:00 hrs.
11:00 – 12:00 hrs.
12:00 – 13:00 hrs.
13:00 – 14:00 hrs.
14:00 – 15:00 hrs.
15:00 – 16:00 hrs.

Registration: Please register online at www.goo.gl/P6QHJ6 and print the registration form to be presented at the Residence of the Portuguese Ambassador

Address: 26 Bush Lane (Charoenkrung soi 30) Bangrak, Bangkok 10500

Baan Hollanda (in Ayutthaya) 

Event date: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September
Opening hours: 09:00 – 16:00 hrs.
Registration: Send your name by email with the subject name ‘Baan Hollanda’ to ban-pcz@minbuza.nl

Address: Baan Hollanda, Ksan Rua Alley, Tambon Ho Rattanachai, Amphoe Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Chang Wat Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000

Website: http://baanhollanda.org/th/

British Ambassador’s Residence in Bangkok

Residence of the British Ambassador

Event date: Saturday 15 September
Opening hours: 09:00 – 11:30 hrs. for English-speaking visitors
13:00 – 15:30 hrs. for Thai-speaking visitors
Registration: Follow ukinthailand Facebook page for information on how to register

Address: British Embassy, 14 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330

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10 thoughts on “European Heritage Open House Days in Thailand on 15-16 September 2018

  • September 9, 2018 at 11:36 pm
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    Hi i can’t find where to registry to visit the residence of the British ambassador. Could you please provide me the website for any advise please.

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  • September 9, 2018 at 2:18 pm
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    Is this also open for non European citizens?

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  • September 7, 2018 at 12:11 pm
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    How can we register for Belgium Ambasador house visit?

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    • September 7, 2018 at 12:23 pm
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      They say that registration isn’t needed. So, I’m just going to turn up on the day and hope for the best. Sadly looks like the Portugal one is already full. I’m still waiting to hear back from the British embassy.

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  • September 7, 2018 at 12:07 pm
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    This is an interesting post. Please note there is one significant mistake regarding the visit to the residence of the British ambassador:

    The tour in the morning is for English speakers, while the tour in the afternoon is for Thai speakers. Please edit your post to show the correct information.

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    • September 7, 2018 at 12:10 pm
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      Thanks, though I did get that information from the European Union in Thailand Facebook page. I’m not 100% sure who is correct, but as the UK in Thailand Facebook page is saying that it is the English tour in the morning, I will switch it now. Thanks again.

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      • September 7, 2018 at 12:25 pm
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        I tried to register for the residence of the British ambassador. The registration page also says the English tour is in the morning. I think this must be correct. I notice you have edited the original post.

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        • September 7, 2018 at 12:31 pm
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          Yes, I have edited. Hopefully, the morning is correct as that is what I have registered for!

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