Phuket Mining Museum

Phuket Mining Museum, Kathu: Address, Phone Number, Phuket Mining Museum Reviews: 4/5

Phuket Mining Museum
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Nice museum
Feb 2020 • Friends
During our sightseeing in Phuket we had visited the Phuket Mining Museum on our way to the Bang Pae waterfall. Entrance tickets are priced at 100 baht per person. The museum has 4 different sections. There is a section on evolution of humans showcased with models. Main section is on different types of mining techniques which is beautifully showcased using models. Another beautiful section is on the fishermen, their boats and their daily lifestyle showcased using models. It was a nice experience.
Written January 8, 2021
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coldvalley
World122 contributions
Enjoyable.
Jun 2019 • Family
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 try to take your picture for extra costs. The air conditioning wasn't on and it was hot, cold water is available at 10 baht a bottle. It's a pleasant drive out here, plenty of parking and space and room for kids to explore. My kids loved it and would be happy to visit again.
Written June 4, 2019
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Coffee Chill
Sunshine Coast, Australia1,127 contributions
A Classic Hidden Gem
May 2019 • Friends
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 great suggestion it was indeed. This place is truly a hidden gem, as it is full of extremely interesting displays (both audio and visual) of modern history (see my YouTube). There is a classic mix of archaeology, biology, culture, technology, machinery and geology, all informatively on show here. To say it is well worth a visit (at only 100 Baht entry fee), would be an understatement, its really fantastic.
Written May 22, 2019
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李智优
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia49,977 contributions
Worth A Visit
Apr 2019 • Family
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
Written April 20, 2019
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Nok T
93 contributions
More than I expected
Oct 2018 • Family
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-Portuguese bldg it turn you into another world ....there is out door exhibition and in door exhibition.

as soon as I enter the 1st room the local car catch my attention together with the big decorations door like u entering to the house , inside shown the biography of some Hokkien Chinese who relocated to Phuket and spend their life time for family and build their business (more so tin mining ) and strong support the education and hospital.
Then entering to the 2nd room is the room of Geology I must say the room is let’s me down a bit due to type of exhibition should be able to do more neatly but in some part especially the photo that attached to the wall quit lousy ...wondering why?

3rd room shown types of Mining ....seem like u are really there in that time OMG their life so tough being as Chinese coolie(guli).

4th room mineral dressing which my small knowledge I don’t really know the process of it so this room would be nice if there is a radio/ officer who can explains

5th genius sea merchant room, I like the most explain about the Chinese Hokkien migration including the event and festivals that involved. Walk through communal way of life of Thai -Chinese community in the past ....flash back my memories coz that is the way I grown up.

And before you get out of the room you will see meal and female dress in the old day, rickshaw and some documentaries of mining.

Last but not least 6th highest wisdom it is a library providing books for research about mining and local tradition.

And don’t forget to see the outdoors exhibition which show the various instrument for mining , large old mining pit etc.

The location is quit isolating from the road all you see is beautiful greenery so don’t forget to walk around and enjoy fresh air.
Written October 10, 2018
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Carsons_11
Melbourne, Australia147 contributions
Interesting
Jul 2018 • Family
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.
Written July 8, 2018
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Lucie N
London, UK57 contributions
Just OK
Jun 2018 • Couples
This was ok, but nothing impressive about it (apart from the building and the surrounding nature which were very nice). The museum itself was empty when we visited and whilst some effort went into it, a lot more is needed to make this worth a visit. Proper descriptions in English would be a great start.
Written July 4, 2018
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Ahmad Fer-Rouse K
30 contributions
Family of 6 Visit
Jun 2018
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 history recollection! 30- 45 minutes..good enough
Written June 23, 2018
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carl0smar
Phuket, Thailand110 contributions
Very Good Museum
Mar 2018 • Family
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 are mostly in Thai. Its location is well off the beaten track, but worth it.
Written March 8, 2018
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SilverTraveler2
Castle Rock, WA191 contributions
A Hidden Gym
Jun 2017 • Family
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) for thee people. Our time there was a self guided tour and most exhibits had english explanations for the exhibits. It's really not just a mining museum, but a museum on Thai culture as well. The built exhibits inside of the building are some of the best we've ever seen for a smaller museum. We stayed there for an hour and had a wonderful time. I can see this being incorporated into a day trip with a couple of other attractions. This is your museum if you'd like to see Thai culture. And did I mention that it cost $4 to get in for three?
Written June 30, 2017
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