Phuket Mining Museum is your perfect attraction in Phuket when the weather is not up to your expectations. The tin mining industry in Phuket drew thousands of Chinese workers and as a result, led to the charming mix of cultures found on the Island. The interactive mining museum is located in Kathu area, just a short ride away from our hotel in Karon Beach. Phuket Mining Museum opens daily from 9:00 to 16:00.
DISCOVER PHUKET’S HISTORY OUT OF THE BOOK AT PHUKET MINING MUSEUM.
You may think History tends to be quite boring but Phuket Mining Museum brings it to Life with its various installations. It’s more than pictures and descriptions of the mining history of Phuket. Phuket mining museum also showcases the journey of local people. The museum is within a Sino-Portuguese mansion offering both indoor and outdoor exhibitions. Phuket Mining Museum welcomes all visitors with ‘Potong Car’, a vehicle used in Phuket since World War II. You may discover many artifacts dating back from the mining heritage. Nonetheless, before entering the world of mining, enter the ‘Solar System’ room making you feel like standing in the middle of the Galaxy. The hallway will lead you to the room of Mining, showcasing the different steps of tin mining process. A lot of efforts have been given to mini figures of Local and Chinese workers in the different displays. Finally, step into the most popular exhibition ‘Life of Phuket’. This part shows local houses, kitchen and shops with glimpse of the life in Phuket in former times.
If you are looking for a nice attraction to spend a few hours with your family, Phuket Mining Museum is your answer. It offers knowledge about Phuket history in an interactive way.
Ticket Fee: THB 100 per Adult and THB 50 per Kid
Phuket Mining Museum is located in Kathu. It takes only a 40-minute ride from Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa. This 4-star hotel in Karon beach is considered as one of the best Karon Beach family resorts. The resort features 3 swimming pools, a kids club and facilities that will keep you entertained during your holiday.
For more information, please refer to the tour desk of our Novotel Phuket resort.
Phuket Mining Museum Tel. (+66)76- 510-115
Address: Phuket Mining Museum, Moo 5, Khatu-Nakoh Road, Tambon Khatu, Amphoe Khatu, Phuket, 83120, 83120, Thailand