Siriraj Medical Museum
You do not visit this museum because you are interested in medical subject. You come here because you are mentally unbalanced. I would love to show you the photos of the grotesqueness, but too bad they don't allow photos inside, but I will try my best in words.
Forensic museum is located on the 2nd floor in building 28 in the Siriraj hospital complex (it?s also the oldest medical school in Thailand). A sign says it will be closed tomorrow, I'm not sure if it means forever.
Entrance fee is 40B for the forensic and parasite museum, the other museums are free.
The museums complex contains the following:
- Songkran Niyomsane Forensic Medicine Museum: Internal Organs, Murderer Cadavers, Dead Babies - the gory grimness all you can eat.
- Gua Ketusingh museum of Thai medicine: I can't find this museum anywhere, but judge by the name, I don't think I missed anything.
- Parasitological museum: If you want to enjoy your lunch afterwards, don't come here. Actually if you want to enjoy lunch for the next three days, don't bother to visit.
- Ellis Pathological museum: I wonder where the killer dildo is but only find photos of the Thai king playing doctor. Unless you are a fan of the Thai king, you will quickly skip through this museum.
- Prehistory museum: They have air-con inside.
Songkran Niyomsane forensic medicine museum:
Upon entrance, there are some exhibition about the 2004 tsunami and how the tsunami victims were treated. Then there are some human figurines demonstrating child birth.
Further inside, there are some skulls injured in car accident by dragging along the road, and another injured by burn, and another one suffered laceration from a sharp object.
You can also find some human hearts, tongues and spleens with gunshot wounds, and also intestines damaged by drinking acid (coca cola anyone?). Not to miss the amputated arm and foot, complimented with a severed arm with tattoo (of a smoking farmer). There's a placenta fetus of 6 months gestation age, and baby from pregnant woman with abortion due to abnormal injury in car accident. And the usual cigarette smoker lung, and babies fetus at different stages.
Every here and there, there was a reminder that visitors can buy postcards of these gory details in the souvenir shop.
There are four cadavers of rape murderer after death sentence. One is the body of Si Quey.
The highlight is the pink T-shirt belonged to the victim stabbed to death by a dildo (both the dildo and T-shirt is placed neatly inside the glass case.) There's a throat cut by beer bottle but the worst belongs to the blast force cadaver. A dead raccoon road kill will look prettier. There's also an urn which used to contain a dead child. The label says asphysial death burn. It's so spooky that I've nightmares about the urn a few nights later.
Thanks to the helpful forensic museum, you will know exactly how your cadaver will look like if you die in a motorcycle accident or lacerated by sharp object in the skull. With enough imagination you can also visualize the road kill pattern of your remains if you die in an explosion.
This museum will convert a raw oyster eater to a humble vegetarian. This museum is not much tamer than the last one.
You can see the victim of elephantiasis or filariasis (transmitted by mosquitoes), illustrated by a human figure with scrotums as big as a small sofa. There are photos of large ring worms protruded from an unlucky victim. Don't forget scabies, malaria worms, house dust mites and ticks and all sorts of nasty stuffs.
Congdon's Anatomical Museum
Like the bloody internal organs of the B-movies, only these are real.
Human face, baby face, more dead fetus, and even a full grown baby. Literally hundreds of dead babies, different favors of deformed babies-two dead, attachment to middle trunk, thoracopagus parasiticus (head in body), epionathus parasiticus (grow from mouth).
After visiting this museum, you will never complaint you are too fat or not pretty enough, you will simply be glad that you were born with the right number of limbs (and no one is hanging out from your mouth).
Almost a relief to visit this museum, not just the air con, but also the bones here was dead for millions of years and lost all the gory details of death.