Phuket Seashell Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Viset Road Rawai Beach, Rawai, Phuket 83100, Thailand
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +66-76613808
  • Ticket Price: 200 THB
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids

Phuket Seashell Museum - Review

Opened in 1997, this museum is the love child of Somchai Patamakanthin, who opened it with his family. It has over two thousand specimens of seashells and other similar items collected from all over the world. And though the museum was only opened around 20 years ago, the collection itself has been growing for 40 years or so. And it is all fascinatingly presented. The four main exhibitions will teach you more about seashells than you thought there was to know. You learn how to identify different types of shells - volutes, cowries, murex, and so on. The crown jewel of this exhibit is the world’s largest golden pearl, valued at 140 karats. The runner up is a shell weighing 250 kilograms. Technically you can cover this in just 10 minutes, but the labels and information are so beautifully presented that you'll be losing out if you did not take an interest in them.

Phuket Seashell Museum Ticket Prices

  • 100 baht for kids.

How To reach Phuket Seashell Museum by Public Transport

  • By Car
  • Take a bus, tuk-tuk, or taxi to Rawai.

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  • Phuket Seashell Museum Address: Viset Road Rawai Beach, Rawai, Phuket 83100, Thailand
  • Phuket Seashell Museum Contact Number: +66-76613808
  • Phuket Seashell Museum Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Phuket Seashell Museum Price: 200 THB
  • Best time to visit Phuket Seashell Museum(preferred time): 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Phuket Seashell Museum: 00:30 Mins
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  • 0.16% of people who visit Phuket include Phuket Seashell Museum in their plan

  • 30.77% of people start their Phuket Seashell Museum visit around 2 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Phuket Seashell Museum

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Phuket Seashell Museum

People normally club together Khao Khad Views Tower and Bang Pae Waterfall while planning their visit to Phuket Seashell Museum.

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Phuket Seashell Museum, Phuket Reviews

  • Great arrangement and great collection! Everything was in English which was helpful - my only complaint is that they describe each "family" of shell a little too briefly. I was hoping for more of an explanation on the animals that live inside and how each shell is made. But if you're just going to look its very interesting!!

  • World-Class, Of Interest to Academic-Types and Shopping for Pearls and Rare Fossils. This collection is incredible, undoubtedly the best open to the public dealing with Indian Ocean shells. There is a self-guided tour with descriptions in Thai and English of each family of shells. I found many interesting stories, for instance that the Greek mythological golden fleece was likely from the material a large Mediterranean clam uses to bind itself to rocks. The shells are beautiful, too, so if you are with kids or have a casual interest, you could spend half an hour. Or you could spend 90 minutes as I did. The gift shop is not to be overlooked. It's huge and has a selection of top notch inexpensively priced pearls ($100-200) as well as hard to find large fossil specimens such as ammonites ($250). There are also many less expensive pieces and loose shells kids would love starting as low as 15 baht.

  • Nice way to spend an hour in an air-conditioned museum. Shell collection is impressive, and you can get a cold beer, soft drink, or ice-cream in the gift shop/cafe area. Staff are friendly and helpful

  • Very nice experience, interesting, beautiful.. and a very nice gift shop.

  • A real gem. Loved the outlay and shells on exhibit. Great place to spend time while on holiday in Phuket.

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