9 Museums in Phuket, Thailand – Discover the past of Phuket

Phuket Museums

Are there museums in Phuket? [toc] Phuket museums are not very impressive, but in recent years they made an effort to keep a record and share the tin mining rich history and the Chinese roots of this island. Several new museums opened here and there, mostly in Phuket Town, each with its value and character. After an intensive renovation, the Old Phuket Town itself is a sort of walk-in museum

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Baan Ar Jor Phuket Museum Homestay

Baan Ar Jor Museum Homestay near Mai Khao Beach

Baan Ar Jor Heritage Hotel in Phuket [toc] Baan Ar Jor is a hotel, a restaurant and a museum with a long history that started in 1936. This house has always been one of the most mysterious old mansions of Phuket, standing lonely near Mai Khao Beach in the north of Phuket. Unlike other mansions mostly found in town, Baan Ar Jor is isolated away from any village and very

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Chinpracha House Museum (Baan Chinpracha)

Baan Chinpracha

A house museum in Phuket Town [toc] Chinpracha House (Baan Chinpracha) is one of the most beautiful mansions in Phuket spread all around Phuket Town. Some of these superb Sino-Portuguese style houses are abandoned, and in bad condition, some have been renovated, but Chinpracha House is somehow unique, and in its original condition. It can be visited for 150 baht and has a certain old-fashioned charm and atmosphere that may

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Thai Hua Museum in Phuket Town

Thai Hua Museum in Phuket Town

What to see at the museum? [toc] The Thai Hua Museum on Krabi Road in Phuket Town is a pleasant surprise. We visited it a few years ago when it reopened, and despite being in a beautiful mansion, it was just an empty building. Thankfully, someone realised the potential of such a great location in the historic streets of old Phuket town to turn it into an interesting display. Museums

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Thalang National Museum in Phuket

Thalang National Museum in Phuket

Thalang National Museum Update 2020: Thalang National Museum partly reopens! [toc] The Thalang National Museum in Phuket just reopened after being closed for a couple of years. Only a few of exhibits are available to the public to this date, but the new display looks very promising, with a well-designed layout and excellent lighting. The Thalang National Museum was built in 1985 and before closing, the museum fell a bit

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Peranakan Phuket Museum

Peranakan Phuket Museum

Peranakan Phuket Museum [toc] The Peranakan Phuket Museum is a surprisingly interesting and beautiful display on Thepkasattri road, far away from Phuket town on the way to Phuket Airport and opposite Home Pro. Most people don't add museums to their list of 'Things To Do in Phuket' but in case of rain and if you are in the Thalang area you can visit this new museum. The Peranakan Phuket Museum

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Peranakannitat Museum Phuket Town (Baba Museum)

Peranakannitat Museum Phuket Town

Phuket Town Baba Museum [toc] The Peranakannitat Museum (Baba Museum or Chalermraj Center) just opened its doors in the heart of Phuket Town after many years of renovation (at least 7 years!). Located at the intersection of Phang Nga Road and Phuket road, the Peranakannitat Museum is set inside what used to be the old 'Standard Chartered Bank'. It's a rather modest museum modest but the location and the Sino-Portuguese

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Phuket Mining Museum in Kathu – History of Phuket Tin Mine

Phuket Mining Museum

History of Phuket Tin Mining [toc] Phuket Mining Museum (or Kathu Mining Museum) was built with unusual grandeur in a very remote and isolated location behind the Loch Palm Golf Club of Kathu, somewhere in the hills before Patong. Museums in Phuket are not precisely living spaces where artists exhibit their creations, but this one gives you a pretty good vision of what Phuket was famous for during the tin

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