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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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Great place that should encourage more people to visit

For me it was very interesting place to visit as I usually like every kind of museum. Mining museum had shown very good hostory of Phuket in the past. I would encourage more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2016
Kantima K
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Thalang, Thailand
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thalang, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

For me it was very interesting place to visit as I usually like every kind of museum. Mining museum had shown very good hostory of Phuket in the past. I would encourage more friends to go unfortuneately the way to reach there quite complicated and I am sure that many people never know this road. I passed by few times... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Although situated quite a long way from Patong, we consider that the Mining Museum was well worth a visit. The exhibits were well done and the external area encompassing the previously mined area was also of interest as the sluiced areas were still quite obvious as well as some of the original infrastructure.

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Phuket, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I enjoy history, so I enjoyed learning more about the early years of Phuket. I thought the items and scenes were quite well done, but the explanations could be better thought through. I kept thinking, "so, how does it affect the way Phuket is today?" You could actually get through the whole thing quite quicklly.

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Thank derbon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I did some "serious" research on choosing which museum to visit with my family before the trip. It seems to me that most museums in Phuket are of relatively small scale and old. I picked Mining Museum because the building looks brilliant itself with a large area of grassland. Even the exhibitions are not as good as expected, at least... More 

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stumbled across the old museum several years ago (thanks to a Tuk Tuk driver wanting stamps!) we tried to visit 5yrs ago in the new buildings but they were not yet open to the public. We visited this week and enjoyed sharing the experience with our kids. Loads of information in Thai and English about the tin mining, Portuguese... More 

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Krabi Town, Thailand
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

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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Western Cape, South Africa
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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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