Thavorn Museum

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Thavorn Museum
3.5

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74, Ratsada Road, Talat Yai, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000 Thailand
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AJisMe
5 contributions
Pleasant trip into history
Feb 2020 • Solo
For the price that I’m paying, this is a very nice collection of things from Phuket’s past. I think there were around close to 1000 pieces displayed here - so definitely worth a trip to those looking to walk into history. There’s a nice cafe here too, I sat there for hours.
Written February 19, 2020
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Linda Y
Ajijic, Mexico7 contributions
Lots of cool stuff, needs to be curated
Feb 2020 • Couples
Spent nearly an hour here walking through room after room of things from the last 100 years or so of Phuket history. Things more or less like the other are grouped, and there is some signage, most with English translations, but it would really benefit from some serious curation. There are very large old movie projectors (several!), large printing presses, mining equipment from Phuket's tin mining days, large brass ship propellers, even 3 rooms of toys. Maybe not all high quality but some gems, like old 1960s battery-powered robots.

It is interesting in a "holy cow, where did grandpa find this?" way, if you ever wandered into your grandpa's old barn. And the story of the man whom collected these things and founded the hotel is a good one. An interesting look into old Phuket history, you just need some curiosity and to do some work when you visit.
Written February 10, 2020
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,290 contributions
Cool Museum
Dec 2019
Thavorn Hotel Museum ended up being my favorite stop in the area with a huge personal collection of old items by a wealthy resident. It's like walking through the garage of a friend who doesn't throw away anything except with hundreds of cool stuff. The items included medicine cabinets, string instruments, sewing machines, tuk-tuks, pinball machines, and a huge toy collection. Well worth the browse for the 50 baht admission.
Written January 6, 2020
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Nick N
Lesser Poland Province, Poland15 contributions
Cool
Oct 2019
cool museum, a really nice place to see something different. Recommend it to everyone. it might be boring for kids.
Written November 14, 2019
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kapurash
Mumbai1,234 contributions
Small display
Apr 2019
This is a small museum with very little articles of display and even fewer pieces of art.

It is actually located within the Thavorn hotel; so if someone is staying here/nearby, only then a visit would make some sense..else can easily be dropped from the itinerary
Written August 30, 2019
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李智优
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia49,977 contributions
Museum in a Hotel
Apr 2019 • Family
It's a small museum located at ground floor of Thavorn Hotel. Free visit to hotel guess but charge to visitor
Written April 6, 2019
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Kim B
Phuket, Thailand73 contributions
I don't get it
May 2018 • Solo
Visited last month. I don't understand the point of this museum to be honest. It's maybe interesting in a few hundred years to see old things like old fridges and so on: then these things will not be 50-100 years old but several years old and not so common anymore.
Written June 27, 2018
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