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Address: Moo 5, Kathu-Ko Kaeo Rd, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
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This is a slow self paced museum

I'm not sure how this museum came about. But, it is not the best museum, but it is good. It's not full of flashy things but it does what it is supposed to, in teaching you about... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sandy D
Kincardine, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It seem to be good to visit, for learning a history of phuket especially a Tin Mining. But it was very disappointed for Tin Mining story as museum creator didn't have a knowledge well enough to explain the history which was an important for Phuket in pass. It have no any staff to explain in any section of museum. Actually... More 

Thank Ruangsak R
Kincardine, Canada
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253 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not sure how this museum came about. But, it is not the best museum, but it is good. It's not full of flashy things but it does what it is supposed to, in teaching you about Phuket's long and difficult mining history. Don't take young adults, as they will be bored easily. Instead, enjoy the slow decent pace in... More 

Thank Sandy D
York, Australia
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94 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Not many people go here which is a shame because it is a wonderful display of the history of mining and life in Phuket. If you are doing a day trip with a private drivernmake sure you visit here and a waterfall nearby. The drive down the mountain is really awesome. There is a small entry charge which I thought... More 

Thank shardyYorkWA
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had a dinner organised here for an extremely large group. I think that they had trouble with coping with the numbers. The service was pleasant but slow. The facilities were average and the food was not bad but there was not enough to serve the tables.

Thank Derek M
Ghent, Belgium
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48 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The displays in the museums are disappointing - very limited and old fashioned However the building itself is a nice colonial Sino-Portugese building located in a fairly large green area. It is nice to see the grandeur of this place and would make for a very nice high-end hotel. The road to the mining museum is also quite nice especially... More 

Thank JanVanMulders
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Telling the tuk tuk the location of the tin mining museum will get you a look and a long .... pause. Before you commit to the journey, make sure you get the tuk tuk driver to promise to wait for you there because it is in the middle of no where. That is the one and only issue abt the... More 

Thank hwee h
Bloemfontein, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Really a lovely place to visit. The amount of effort put into the displays are magnificent. It's worth a visit.

Thank idah14
Thalang, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

For me it was very interesting place to visit as I usually like every kind of museum. Mining museum had shown very good hostory of Phuket in the past. I would encourage more friends to go unfortuneately the way to reach there quite complicated and I am sure that many people never know this road. I passed by few times... More 

Thank Kantima K
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Although situated quite a long way from Patong, we consider that the Mining Museum was well worth a visit. The exhibits were well done and the external area encompassing the previously mined area was also of interest as the sluiced areas were still quite obvious as well as some of the original infrastructure.

Thank David J
Phuket, Thailand
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

I enjoy history, so I enjoyed learning more about the early years of Phuket. I thought the items and scenes were quite well done, but the explanations could be better thought through. I kept thinking, "so, how does it affect the way Phuket is today?" You could actually get through the whole thing quite quicklly.

Thank derbon

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