Photograph of King's White Elephant, by John Thomson.

In Focus Tour

Siam through the lens of John Thomson, 1865–66

Explore the Siam exhibition with exhibition organiser Narisa Chakrabongse to uncover the stories behind these amazing photographs. Narisa is a publisher and academic and lectures on Southeast Asia art and culture. She is also the great-great-granddaughter of King Rama IV depicted in several John Thomson photographs.

Free, no booking required. Limited to first 15 Participants.

Open today 9:45am - 8:00pm

Monday to Friday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:45am - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb
Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec

Admission is Free
No booking required
Suggested donation €5


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Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
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