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Phuket Mining Museum

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Address: Moo 5, Kathu-Ko Kaeo Rd, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
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Worthwhile but dual-priced

A pretty good rendition of Phuket's history, which isn't limited to the tin mining history. I'm curious as to the color of pink, however. Most exhibits have at least some English... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Krabi Town, Thailand
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Krabi Town, Thailand
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132 reviews 132 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A pretty good rendition of Phuket's history, which isn't limited to the tin mining history. I'm curious as to the color of pink, however. Most exhibits have at least some English, but they'll need to hire a better translator. The place loses one star for its dual-priced nature - tourists pay twice as much as locals.

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Hakone-machi, Japan
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26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Not only mining relic but also many thai old things are displayed in there. I liked taking photos with them especially monkeyman is very memorable which made me shout and astonished. This museum is located in kathu very inside.

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Phuket, Thailand
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79 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Decieded to go and see what others have been talking about. Arrived with a mixed bunch of people and at the entrance found out that there was a price for Thais and a price for farangs. Yes milk the farang once again. Even us expats who live here. Instant turn off, never to return until there is a one price... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I got past here every day. There is a really nice lake and interpretive walk to old Tin mining digs. All of the exhibits are in Thai. 100 baht to get in.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The beautiful pink Sino Portuguese building which houses the Phuket Mining Museum and showcases the history of tin mining on Phuket Island is built as a large square with a courtyard in the middle. There are displays in every room with signage in Thai and English. The mines attracted many thousands of Chinese workers and there are displays showing them... More 

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Brisbane
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173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This museum gives a basic commentary on some of the tin mining methods that were so important to the development of the island. It developed because the island was missing out on government income so they had to develop industries of their own. The exhibits were rather basic and the whole thing could have been done a lot better. The... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Phuket Mining Museum is a well planned and interesting static display of the history of tin mining on this island. . I learned quite a lot about Phuket that gave a different perspective than a visit to Patong! For example the local golf courses were once tin mines! The displays are good quality, well presented and entry is cheap if... More 

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phuket
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

If you wish to understand Phuket local people, you should start your research by this place, This museum itself is not a jewel, but the clear explanation how Chinese migrant came to Phuket island in search of ore, and created an unique culture based on Chinese belief and mixture of power and work. Through the different room of the place... More 

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