Phuket Seashell Museum

Currently Closed
  • 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: Museums, Family And Kids

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.

  • 100 baht for kids.

  • 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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  • Lots of fancy collection of seashell for you to spend one hour or two.

  • A magnificent collection of any known shells there are-very detailed and with colour pictures of the molluscs as well. If you have an interest in shells-definitely a must see ! And the time, spend learning something new, in airconditioning, on a hot day, is a plus :-) Maybe a museum shell book for purchase in the shop would be a bonus ( as some countries won’t allow shells to be imported)

  • Well worth the 200 baht entrance fee. Sooooo many shells of all shapes and sizes. Check it out.

  • Pretty cool and it really has a vast collection of seashells. Worth to visit as an eye opener

  • 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!!

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