Famous Museums in Phuket

The museums in Phuket give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Phuket with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Phuket. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Phuket.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Phuket.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Phuket:

  1. Phuket Trickeye Museum

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    Phuket Trickeye Museum

    Museum, Exhibition

    This museum’s attractions are very literal.  Making use of the artistic technique known as Trompe-l'œil (the trick of creating a 3D image on a 2D background), the museum is an exhibition of virtual and 3D paintings. It’s quite unlike any other attraction in all of Phuket. There are about 100 painted and sculpted scenes to check out, each more audacious than the last. The ...Read more
  2. Phuket Seashell Museum

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    Phuket Seashell Museum


    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...Read more
  3. Thai Hua Museum

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    Thai Hua Museum

    Museum, Architecture , Courtyard

    Once upon a time this used to be a Chinese School, now it is one of the best museums on the island that occasionally also serves as an event space. The museum building is of Sino Portuguese architecture and historic to boot. The exhibits inside explore the Chinese history of Phuket in its most salient movements. This includes the Chinese migration to the island, the lifestyle of the Chinese, th...Read more
  4. Shell World Museum


    This is a more modest version of the Seashell Museum in Rawai, Phuket. The collection here is still quite intensive, with over 1000 kinds of shells from 135 different countries. The proprietor of this Museum is actually the son of the proprietor of the more famous Shell Museum. But this Museum does claim one of the largest shellfish in the world, with the weight of 200 kgs. You won't need to sp...Read more
  5. Phuket Mining Museum

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    Phuket Mining Museum

    Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    This very interesting museum in Phuket features all the traditional mining traditions in Thailand. It gives a detailed overview of how mining began to how it is now through life-sisezed models. The exhibits include a huge array of things including a very terrifying replication of an opium den. This very unique exhibit is like no other and hence is definitely recommended to any tourist who doesn...Read more
  6. Phuket Philatelic Museum

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    Phuket Philatelic Museum


    Post offices aren’t usually given top priority when touring a town, and Post Office museums even less so. But if you’re nearby, it won’t hurt to briefly pop into this 1920 building that was Phuket’s first post and telegraphic office, which now has a tiny collection of artefacts from a time gone by. Check out the stamp collection, the Writing People Table, old phones, sca...Read more