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Worth the drive. Gives perspective to Phuket’s mining history. Many old photos & artefacts that... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Very Good Museum

If you are interested in understanding Phukets origins and development up to the 1950's then this... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
Phuket, Thailand
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Worth the drive. Gives perspective to Phuket’s mining history. Many old photos & artefacts that really paint a picture. A nice calm way to spend an hour. Maybe save this one for a rainy day.

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

This was ok, but nothing impressive about it (apart from the building and the surrounding nature which were very nice). The museum itself was empty when we visited and whilst some effort went into it, a lot more is needed to make this worth a...More

Thank Lucie K
Reviewed 23 June 2018

A little distance to travel to but if you have the time..why not. A mansion that gives a Sino-Portugese feel. I don't quite see it as a mining museum with minerals etc but rather how mining started and how the Chinese came to Phuket. Good...More

Thank Ahmad F
Reviewed 8 March 2018

If you are interested in understanding Phukets origins and development up to the 1950's then this is the place to visit. It is not hands on in any way therefore not for children unless you have a local with good English to explain as signs...More

Thank carl0smar
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Wasn't planning on visiting, but noticed the sign and headed over. It's a beautiful building as you approach and there was only one other car in the parking lot, which is sad for how nice the museum is. Entrance fee was 150 baht ($4 US)...More

3  Thank Dreamer685766
Reviewed 12 March 2017 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...More

1  Thank Ruangsak R
Reviewed 11 March 2017 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...More

Thank Alexander D
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...More

Thank shardyYorkWA
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...More

1  Thank Derek M
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...More

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