Since the 19th Century, Siriraj hospital has been established as the first ‘western' medical centre in the Kingdom of Thailand according to the royal legislation and graciousness of King Rama the V of the Chakri Dynasty. Siriraj hospital is also the first medical college of Thailand to train medical doctors and nurses for more than
century. Several significant contributions in nearly every aspects of medical care and public health with support from large number of Siriraj alumnists have brought trust and respect at national and international levels to this hospital.
During her nearly 120 years as a pioneer in modern medicine not only in Thailand but also Southeast Asia, Siriraj hospital has collectively gathered an enormous compilation of medical equipments and
tools, anatomical and clinical specimens including important artifacts and archives relating to the
history of medicine in Thailand. Until now, these magnificent collections are separately displayed
in 6 different small museums in various pre-clinical and clinical departments.