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Phuket Mining Museum

Moo 5, Kathu-Ko Kaeo Rd, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
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Family of 6 Visit

A little distance to travel to but if you have the time..why not. A mansion that gives a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ahmad F
Very Good Museum

If you are interested in understanding Phukets origins and development up to the 1950's then this... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2018
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Moo 5, Kathu-Ko Kaeo Rd, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A little distance to travel to but if you have the time..why not. A mansion that gives a Sino-Portugese feel. I don't quite see it as a mining museum with minerals etc but rather how mining started and how the Chinese came to Phuket. Good...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

If you are interested in understanding Phukets origins and development up to the 1950's then this is the place to visit. It is not hands on in any way therefore not for children unless you have a local with good English to explain as signs...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

Wasn't planning on visiting, but noticed the sign and headed over. It's a beautiful building as you approach and there was only one other car in the parking lot, which is sad for how nice the museum is. Entrance fee was 150 baht ($4 US)...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

It seem to be good to visit, for learning a history of phuket especially a Tin Mining. But it was very disappointed for Tin Mining story as museum creator didn't have a knowledge well enough to explain the history which was an important for Phuket...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure how this museum came about. But, it is not the best museum, but it is good. It's not full of flashy things but it does what it is supposed to, in teaching you about Phuket's long and difficult mining history. Don't take...More

Thank Alexander D
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

Not many people go here which is a shame because it is a wonderful display of the history of mining and life in Phuket. If you are doing a day trip with a private drivernmake sure you visit here and a waterfall nearby. The drive...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2016

Had a dinner organised here for an extremely large group. I think that they had trouble with coping with the numbers. The service was pleasant but slow. The facilities were average and the food was not bad but there was not enough to serve the...More

1  Thank Derek M
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Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

The displays in the museums are disappointing - very limited and old fashioned However the building itself is a nice colonial Sino-Portugese building located in a fairly large green area. It is nice to see the grandeur of this place and would make for a...More

Thank JanVanMulders
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Reviewed October 5, 2016

Telling the tuk tuk the location of the tin mining museum will get you a look and a long .... pause. Before you commit to the journey, make sure you get the tuk tuk driver to promise to wait for you there because it is...More

Thank hwee h
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Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Really a lovely place to visit. The amount of effort put into the displays are magnificent. It's worth a visit.

Thank idah14
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