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Phuket Mining Museum
Top 5 in Must-Visit Museums

24 Reviews
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: Moo 5, Kathu-Ko Kaeo Rd, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
Phone: +66-76-510115

What people are saying:

This is a huge museum with many unexpected, educational, interesting and peculiar exhibits. The cost is 50 baht per person. We are the only guests, visiting slowly at a pace we like. The staff will not bother you, and will not charge extra for taking pictures. At that time, the air conditioner was not turned on and the weather was very hot. You can buy a bottle of cold water for 10 baht. It is pleasant to drive here, there are plenty of parking spaces, and there is a lot of space for children to explore. My kids love it and would love to visit again. I have been to Phuket many times, but I have never heard of and never visited this wonderful museum. This was recommended to me by my personal driver (a unique half-day trip arranged for me by a female taxi driver in Phuket). This suggestion is really great. This museum is really a hidden treasure, where interesting modern history materials are displayed everywhere (including various audios and videos, see the video I shared for details). The classics here combine archaeology, biology, history and humanities, ancient craftsmanship, machinery manufacturing, geology and geography, etc., for a comprehensive display and education. I have to say that it is really worth a visit (ticket is only 100 baht) and it is no exaggeration to say that it is really great.

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  • coldvalleyadventures


    Huge museum with lots of unexpected, educational, fun and quirky exhibits. Cost was 50 baht per person. We were the only visitors and wandered through at our own pace. The staff don't bother you or tr...

    Reviewed on /Date(1559601017000+0800)/
  • Coffee C
    Coffee C

    A Classic Hidden Gem

    I have been to Phuket many times, but never heard of, less visited this wonderful museum. It was recommended to me by my private driver (on a tailored half-day tour - Phuket Taxi Lady) and what a grea...

    Reviewed on /Date(1558536563000+0800)/
  • leecK9330OU

    Worth A Visit

    The best place to learn history of Phuket Island, especially mining activity. Information is very well organised & educative. Ample of parking & THB100 of admission fee

    Reviewed on /Date(1555714967000+0800)/
  • Nok T
    Nok T

    More than I expected

    The location is deep inside from the main road (short cut to the airport between Kathu - koh keaw ) so it quit easy to go by car or either Motorcycle even by bicycle:-) of course when you see Sino-Por...

    Reviewed on /Date(1539139078000+0800)/
  • Carsons_11
    Melbourne, Australia


    Worth the drive. Gives perspective to Phuket’s mining history. Many old photos & artefacts that really paint a picture. A nice calm way to spend an hour. Maybe save this one for a rainy day.

    Reviewed on /Date(1531062576000+0800)/

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