Phuket Travel Guide & Information

Phuket Museums

Phuket has a long colourful history and diverse cultural heritage which you can learn about in a number of museums around the island. There are also museums devoted to more specific topics such as the Seashell Museum or Kathu Tin Mining Museum.

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    Phuket Cultural Centre at Rajabhat

    Located within the grounds of the Phuket Rajabhat University, the Phuket Cultural Centre is a small museum which showcases the... read more

    Phuket Cultural Centre at Rajabhat

    Located within the grounds of the Phuket Rajabhat University, the Phuket Cultural Centre is a small museum which showcases the traditional art and culture of Phuket as well as the history of the island. Items on display include artifacts, decorative... read more

  • Kathu Mining Museum

    Phuket Mining Museum

    Housed in an impressive Sino-Portuguese mansion the Phuket Mining Museum celebrates the history of tin mining on Phuket. Tin... read more

    Phuket Mining Museum

    Housed in an impressive Sino-Portuguese mansion the Phuket Mining Museum celebrates the history of tin mining on Phuket. Tin mining was the main industry on the island for at least half a century beginning around the turn of the 20th century and the mines... read more

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    Phuket Philatelic Museum

    Located on the corner of Thalang and Montri roads in Phuket Town, this historic Sino-Portuguese building was Phuket’s first... read more

    Phuket Philatelic Museum

    Located on the corner of Thalang and Montri roads in Phuket Town, this historic Sino-Portuguese building was Phuket’s first post and telegraphic office. The building has now been renovated and turned into a philatelic museum featuring exhibits of old... read more

  • Phuket Seashell Museum

    Phuket Seashell Museum

    The Phuket Seashell Museum displays a large variety of sea shells and fossils, with an emphasis on shells found in Thai waters,... read more

    Phuket Seashell Museum

    The Phuket Seashell Museum displays a large variety of sea shells and fossils, with an emphasis on shells found in Thai waters, which are highly prized by collectors. Although more like a large shell store, the displays are very interesting as well as... read more

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    Phuket Thai Hua Museum

    Located along Krabi Road in the Old Town district of Phuket Town, the Phuket Thaihua Museum is housed in a renovated... read more

    Phuket Thai Hua Museum

    Located along Krabi Road in the Old Town district of Phuket Town, the Phuket Thaihua Museum is housed in a renovated Sino-Portuguese mansion, which is one of the best examples of this type of architecture remaining on the island. Spread over two floors with a... read more

  • Thalang National Museum

    Thalang National Museum

    If you want to find out more about Phuket’s history, including its archaeology, ethnology and art, head for the Thalang... read more

    Thalang National Museum

    If you want to find out more about Phuket’s history, including its archaeology, ethnology and art, head for the Thalang National Museum. In its two buidlings, the museum houses a large collection of ancient artefacts from Phuket’s long history, as well as... read more