10 Best Museums in Phuket

Here's a list of 10 Best Museums in Phuket recommended by our experts:

Phuket, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’ is dotted with many sandy beaches and azure waters. There are plenty of memorable things to do and see in Phuket – it has now grown into a lot more than a blissful beach laden island. Tourists should know there is never a dull moment in Phuket. The island also boasts iconic cultural attractions - temples and shrines, museums, a beautiful historical town; national parks, a most vibrant nightlife, entertainment venues, bustling markets, great viewpoints and world famous landmarks. Phuket is a must-visit destination for families and groups of buddies longing for a fun-filled holiday. Discover Phuket’s fascinating history at the museums and historical sites in old Phuket. Phuket is a beach resort but there are large areas of quiet farmland covered in rubber plantations or pineapple groves or shrimp farms – not visible from the beach areas. Housed in an impressive Sino-Portuguese mansion, Kathu 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 attracted thousands of Chinese labourers who eventually settled on the island, creating the current cultural and ethnic mix that is so prevalent around the island, especially in Phuket Town. The museum features many fascinating old photographs of Phuket, as well as displays of everything from models and recreated scenes from old Phuket. Here is a definitive list of the popular museums in Phuket:

Phuket Trickeye Museum

Phuket Trickeye Museum

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This is a place that has about 59 hand painted pictures and you can pose with them, making it look that you are interacting with the scene. Some paintings are...

Phuket Thai Hua Museum

Phuket Thai Hua Museum

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The Thai Hua Museum occupies a building that once belonged to the oldest Chinese school in Thailand. The building opened in 1934 and served as a school until ...

Kathu Tin Mining Museum

Kathu Tin Mining Museum

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Housed in an impressive Sino-Portuguese mansion the Kathu Mining Museum celebrates the history of tin mining on Phuket. Tin mining was the main industry on the ...

Phuket Rare Stones Museum

Phuket Rare Stones Museum

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The most enjoyable part of visiting the Phuket Rare Stones Museum is that after the brief look at all stones, you select 5-6 your most interesting ones. ...

Thavorn Museum

Thavorn Museum

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The Thavorn museum is located in the lobby of the old Thavorn Hotel, one of the oldest accommodations in Phuket. The hotel itself is worth a visit, as it is ...

Phuket Seashell Museum

Phuket Seashell Museum

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The Seashell Museum near Evason Resort in Rawai contains and displays valuable seashells from all over the world. Many are among the most sought-after by ...

Phuket Thaihua Museum

Phuket Thaihua Museum

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Phuket Thaihua Museum is a History Museum located in Thalang Rd (Talad Nuea) , Mueang Phuket , Phuket 83000

Chao Phraya River Club Art Gallery

Chao Phraya River Club Art Gallery

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Located on Kata Beach, this gallery is housed in the Boathouse Inn. Popular with tourists and locals, exhibitions feature both international and homegrown ...

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Phuket Butterfly Garden

Phuket Butterfly Garden

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As the first-in-Thailand place of its kind, Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insect World was founded by Dr. Prasit Koysiripong in February 1990 under the name "Phuket...

Phuket Heritage Trails

Phuket Heritage Trails

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The Phuket Heritage Trails tour is unique for a number of reasons. The tour is run by two local women who are not only very knowledgeable about Phuket but also ...