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If the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name Phuket is nightlife or shopping or massages then read this to change your thoughts and visit these places to know what you were missing out on. Museums in Phuket are the best to visit by all ages of people once in their Phuket tour. They are spread across the Phuket Islands. Apart from visiting beaches in Phuket and enjoying the nightlife, one must visit its museums to see its rich cultural and heritage. Thais are beautiful people to represent their culture in art forms. These are evident to see in its museum. Phuket is an international tourist destination in Thailand. Phuket coordinates are 7° 53′ 24″ North and 98° 23′ 54″ East.
7 Top Museums In Phuket
The best time to visit museums in Phuket is from November to April. These are dry months and one can explore all major 20-museums present on this vast island. These are the best to visit by history buffs, arts, and crafts lovers. These museums are under the government of Thailand. Here, we have listed the ten major museums in Phuket that you must not miss.
1. Phuket Trickeye Museum
If you are looking for art museums in Phuket then this museum will be a great place. For anyone who has not seen the interactive 3D painting, check this out. These are not just mere paintings. They are the mind-blowing paintings, where you can stand at a preferred location and take photos. The photos will look real as the effect of 3D printing. It is the best place to visit with your kids. They can take photos with movies, nature, and Thai cultural themes. You will stay in one painting for more than a minute. Hence, it will take half a day to see all the art galleries present in this museum. This art museum does have a painting of world-famous artists from the renaissance times. This museum is worth seeing by people of all ages.
Address: No.130/1 Phangnga Road, Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Hours: Open to tourists all-weeks from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
2. Phuket Philatelic Museum
Once in Phuket, you must not miss seeing this vintage museum of Post, Telegraph, and Thai vintage stamps which is one of the top museums in Phuket. The museum complex itself is the old post office of Phuket town. It is now renovated and kept as a museum, as in wear condition. You can find that postal equipment and telegraph machines and classic phones in this museum. You can also find many vintage stamps issued in Thailand during World War I & II. This museum is free for tourists and Thai locals. It hardly takes an hour to see this museum vintage attraction. This postal museum remains closed on Sunday, Monday and public holidays in Thailand.
Address: Montri Rd, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
3. Thavorn Hotel Museum
This is a hotel museum worth seeing once in your Phuket tour. You can find this hotel, which still looks in the 1960s. You can find the hotel furniture, billing machine, vintage telephone, and utensils in good condition. You can also find the artifacts of 1960 in model forms which makes it one of the best museums in Phuket for history buffs. It is the best place to take photos with those classic interiors, which are still looking good. You can find this hotel museum as you would have seen in classic films. The museum entry is free to the public. An hour is necessary to see in detail inside this hotel museum in Phuket.
Address: No. 74 Ratsada Rd, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Hours: All weeks 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
4. Chinpracha House
This is a local history museum, which is also popular as Baan Chinpracha in Phuket. The uniqueness of this building is its Sino-Portuguese architectural pattern. This is a white color mansion with erstwhile furnishing and with Italian marble tiles. You can find a small pond inside this mansion with colorful flowers floating on them. It soothes your eyes. You can find the wooden furniture of classic type and interior with classic designs. The hanging chandeliers, black and white photos and the room atmosphere will enchant you, as you are a century back in this world. You will not find this as an old mansion house. Yet, you will say it is a luxury mansion. The original occupant is staying on the first floor. You can explore only the ground floor artifacts.
Address: No. 98 Krabi, Talat Nuea, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Hours: All weeks 09:00 Am to 04:30 PM
Ticket: 150 TBH
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5. Thai Hua Museum
This building was an erstwhile Chinese Language School in Phuket which makes it one of the most interesting museums in Phuket. This Sino-Portuguese architectural marvel is now history and cultural museum. You can find many artifacts of the tin mining of Phuket. This is the time many Chinese entered Thailand for better living. Each room exhibit Thai history, Phuket culture, and ethnic Chinese people settlement in Phuket. They show short films on Thai Chinese culture with subtitles in English. The uniqueness of this building is you can feel cool during the summer. It will take 2-hours to see this museum attraction.
Address: No. 28 Krabi Road, Talad Nuea, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000
Hours: All weeks from 09:00 to 05:00 PM
6. Art Rendez-vous Gallery
This is the finest art gallery with contemporary, modern, and fusion art to see in Phuket. This includes the masterpiece works of Phuket local painters and artists from across the globe. They majorly conduct various art show exhibits. The Thai locals and foreign tourists can buy a painting from this art exhibition and gallery. It has a vast collection of artwork to select by all ages of people. It is worth visiting if you wish to buy one painting in the memory of the Phuket tour.
Address: No. 69 Yaowarat Rd, Talat Nuea, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Hours: All days 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
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7. Phuket Seashell Museum
This is the remarkable seashell museum in Phuket to see this island shells and from the rest of this world. There are more than 2,000 varieties of shells in different patterns and shell art exhibits in this museum. It will be mind-blowing to see those designs and their natural forms. It is best to visit by all ages of people in Phuket holidaying.
Address: 12/2 Moo 2, Wiset Road, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand
Hours: 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
So, these are some of the top museums in Phuket that you must visit. Explore the history of one of the most famous cities in the world and check out contemporary and modern art. You can also get to know the culture better. So, trip to Thailand with TravelTriangle and go exploring!
Frequently Asked Questions About Museums In Phuket
Q. Where to find the world war-related museums in Phuket?
A. Yes, you must visit the Nagara Museum in Phangnga Rd, Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket. It is open up to 07:00 PM. This is a free entry museum for the public and tourists.
Q. What is the best time to visit museums in Phuket?
A. There is no special season for museums in Phuket to visit. Yet, it will be full during the peak tourist season. You can find very few tourists during Monsoon rain in Phuket.
Q. Are museums in Phuket are free to enter by tourists?
A. Yes, there are a few museums in Phuket, where there is no entry ticket for tourists.
Q. How must do it costs to enter the museums present in Phuket Island, Thailand?
A. A few of the museums charge an entry fee from 100 TBH to 500 TBH. The entry ticket varies with age like kids, adults, students, and senior people.
Q. Is it possible to book an online ticket to enter a museum in Phuket?
A. Yes, a few of the main museums entertain online booking. This is the best for people coming into a group or bulk booking. You must book online during the peak season in Phuket.
Q. What types of museums are there in Phuket?
A. You can find history, art, culture, marine and space museums in Phuket Island, Thailand.
Q. What is the approximate time to see all the major museums present in Phuket Island?
A. Museums in Phuket are open during the day hours only. You must visit here for a weeklong holiday to see all the major museums in Phuket. You can see up to three museums in a day.
Q. Is it possible to get some discounts on Phuket museum’s entry tickets?
A. Yes, you must come under a Phuket historic and cultural tour package. This will be inclusive of a visit to all history, art, and cultural museum present in Phuket Island.
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