8 Phuket Museums (updated)

Phuket Museums

Are there any museums in Phuket? [toc] Yes, there are a few musuems in Phuket. They might not always be fascinating, but in recent years an effort was made to keep a record and share the rich history of the island. Several new museums opened recently, and the Old Phuket Town itself has been renovated and is somehow a walk-in museum and a beautiful display of Phuket historical past. Here

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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

Peranakannitat Museum 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

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Thai Hua Museum in Phuket Town

Thai Hua Museum in Phuket Town

What to See at the Thai Hua Museum? [toc] 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.

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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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Thalang National Museum in Phuket

Thalang National Museum

Thalang National Museum in Phuket Thalang National Museum is closed for renovation Thalang National Museum in Phuket is not very impressive but in case the weather is not on your side, these are a good way to spend some time indoors once you already ticked everything else on the 'Things to Do When it Rains'. Thalang National Museum was built in 1985 and like most small museums, expect to start

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Chinpracha House (Baan Chinpracha)

Baan Chinpracha

Chinpracha House (Baan Chinpracha) [toc] Chinpracha House (Baan Chinpracha) is one of the 18 nicest mansions in Phuket. Some of these in Sino-Portuguese style house are wrecked and abandoned, most have been renovated, but Chinpracha House is somehow unique and in its original condition. It can be visited for 150 baht and may be worth having a look, but expect something halfway between a museum and a collection of personal

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