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Phuket Mining Museum

Address: Moo 5, Kathu-Ko Kaeo Rd, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
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Ranked #15 of 21 Attractions in Kathu
Type: Museums
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Mokpo, South Korea
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
73 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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323 reviews 323 reviews
137 attraction reviews
410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
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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255 reviews 255 reviews
95 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
50 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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