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Museum Of Phuket

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Phuket holidays are idyllic for the history buffs by virtue of historic references that can be pointed out very easily in this destination. Blanketing an extensive number of museums, Thai history is pretty evident on this island.

Phuket is an old town that exudes of colonial vibes. Strolling around the town is enough to make one feel like they are walking in an open-air living museum. Right from the chronicles tining era to the beginning of Thai postal services, the museums in Phuket simply takes one back in time.

We have curated a list of all the top museums that will help you get an insight.

Phuket Seashell Museum

The Phuket Sea Shell Museum exhibits a spectacular range of collection of shells from all around the world. The brilliant collection of sought-after shells found in Thai waters attracts the most attention. Another bright highlight of the collection is the world’s largest gold-coloured pearl that measures 140 karats apart from the astonishing fossils of ancient shells that are millions of years old.

Distance from Patong Beach

The Phuket Sea Shell Museum is located at a distance of 21.5 kilometres from Patong Beach. It takes approximately 38 minutes to reach the Phuket Sea Shell Museum from the Patong Beach via Route 4028 or Route 4024. The distance is 20 kilometres via Route 4030 but will take around 42 minutes and via Route 4024 it will take maybe a couple of minutes more.

How to Reach

The distance from Patong Beach to The Phuket Sea Shell Museum can be covered by bus and takes around 1 hour 45 hours to reach the destination and the bus fare is around 170 baht. A hired taxi will take around 40 minutes to reach but charges will be higher, charging around 400 – 500 baht to cover the same distance. Driving down to the Phuket Sea Shell Museum by rented two-wheeler or car is another cheap option that can save the hassle of public transport. Rates of hiring vehicles depend on the type of bike or car rented and the duration for which it is being rented.

Thai Hua Museum

Phuket’s Thai Hua Museum is located in central Phuket, in the middle of Chinatown. It is housed in a pretty 100-year old building built in European style of architecture. The Museum displays a brilliant array of items dedicated to the Chinese history of Phuket. Be a witness to the living saga of the Chinese diaspora and it will appeal to all interested in history.

Distance from Patong Beach

Thai Hua Museum is located at a distance of around 14 kilometres from Patong Beach. It takes approximately half an hour to reach Thai Hua Museum, Phuket, from the Patong Beach via Route 4029.

How to Reach

The distance from Patong Beach to Thai Hua Museum can be covered by bus as well as hired taxi. Driving down to the Museum by rented two-wheeler or car is another option that can save the hassle of public transport. Renting rates depend on the type of bike or car rented and the duration for which it is being rented.

Phuket Mining Museum

You can enjoy the beauty of one of Phuket’s most interesting museums, Phuket Mining Museum. It is located in Kathu on the road between Loch Palm Golf Club and British International School and displays an interesting range of tin mine models and even recreated scene in an opium den. A visit with a guide is recommended since most of the signs and descriptions displayed are in Thai.

Distance from Patong Beach

The Phuket Mining Museum is located at a distance of approximately 11 kilometres from Patong Beach. It takes around 23 minutes to reach Ko NakhaNoi, Phuket, from the Patong Beach via Route 4028 or 4030. It takes longer if travelled by bus or Blue Songtaews.

How to Reach

You can reach Phuket Mining Museum from Patong Beach by bus, taxi or Songteause. The distance is approximately 11 kilometres and it takes 320-400 baht by taxi and you can reach in 15 minutes. There are connecting buses or Blue Songtaews departing from Patong and arriving at Phuket Mining Museum, running on a regular basis, and operating every day. If you travel by bus, the total journey takes more than 2 hours by bus and charges 55 baht. If you have a rented vehicle at your disposal, it offers hassle-free and convenient conveyance from Patong to the Mining Museum.

Thalang National Museum

Thalang National Museum has a brilliant array of displayed ancient artefacts from Phuket. It tells a lot about the famous Battle of Thalang where prominent personalities Chan and Mook defended the island against the Burmese in the eighteenth century. It contains information and exhibits about daily life in Phuket, the history of tin mining and indigenous Sea Gypsy culture and the island’s Chinese heritage.

Distance from Patong Beach

The Thalang National Museum, Phuket, is located at a distance of approximately 22 kilometres from Patong Beach. It takes around half an hour to reach Thalang National Museum, Phuket, from the Patong Beach via Route 4030. It takes much longer if travelled by bus or Blue Songtaews.

How to Reach

You can reach Thalang National Museum, Phuket, from Patong Beach by bus, taxi or Songteause. The distance is approximately 22 kilometres and it takes 300-500 baht by taxi and you can reach in 32-35 minutes. There are connecting buses or Blue Songtaews departing from Patong and arriving at Phuket Airport. From there you need to avail a taxi to reach Thalang National Museum, Phuket. Bus fare would be around 270 baht and it takes a bit more than 3 hours to reach the destination. Buses connect Thalang National Museum, Phuket, to Patong running on a regular basis and operate every day. If you have a rented vehicle at your disposal, it offers hassle-free and convenient conveyance from Patong directly to the Thalang National Museum, Phuket.

Chinpracha House

Baan Chinpracha or Chinpracha House is located at 98 Krabi Road in Phuket. It is a brilliant example of Sino-colonial mansion. It is situated close to the famous Blue Elephant Restaurant. In your visit to the mansion, you shall have a fair idea of the lavish lifestyle of the wealthy Phuket families many decades ago. PhraPitakChinpracha had built it in 1903.

Distance from Patong Beach

The Chinpracha House, Phuket, is located at a distance of around 12 kilometres from Patong Beach via Route 4029 and takes around 20 minutes to reach.

How to Reach

From Patong Beach, the Chinpracha House, Phuket, can be reached by hired taxi and it takes around 20 minutes to reach. There are bus routes too. But there are no direct buses. You have to change and by spending around 270 baht and travelling for about 3 hours 22 minutes you will reach Chinpracha House from Patong Beach. Tuktuk is another option to travel and if you have rented two-wheeler or four-wheeler at your disposal then travelling becomes still easier and hassle-free.

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