We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Phuket Seashell Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 12/2 Moo 2, Viset Road, Rawai, Phuket 83130, Thailand
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +66 76 613 666

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 92 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
  • 16
    Very good
  • 10
  • 3
  • 2
2 tier pricing system

First the bad news, they have a 2 tier pricing system, tourists pay 500% more than Thai's, but if you are a foreigner as they say with a Thai driving license then you get the same... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 April 2015
Alan V
Rawai, Thailand
Add Photo Write a Review

92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 45: English reviews
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

A beautifully unique collection of seashells from all over the world, including information so you can learn about them. There's also a large gift shop above the museum. It's worth a couple hours of your time to go to this museum while you're staying in Phuket.

Thank SheilaLK
Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
Level Contributor
48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Amazing place you can see shells from different places of the world.Entry is 200 bahts.Nice not crowded place air conditioned.Great hideaway in hot days.highly recommended.

Thank CyntiaDujsikova
Manukau City, Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

What a welcome break to he heat of the day. An underground museum. nothing like what i had in my mind Some great exhibits and a lovely shop Well worth the money

Thank Graeme Q
Level Contributor
93 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Don't waste your time going there, you pay for the ticket to see nothing. Quite boring! That's why nobody was there when I visited, no wonder!

Thank BelAmore
Chennai (Madras), India
Level Contributor
649 reviews
584 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 462 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

200baht entrance ticket for each person is too much , but we can see some good collection of sea shells over here. On the main road and very easily accessible from all parts of Phuket.but this is not a must visit place in Phuket. Thanks a lot for everything, Loving you so much, Peacefully yours. S M Bega Raaj. Happy... More 

Thank smbegaraaj
Kobe, Japan
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

We didn't know there are so many beautiful and interesting seashells. You can definitely spend 1 hour or more feeling amazed and fulfilled.

Thank Sun K
Phuket, Thailand
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

Nice museum to visit on rainy day. Easy accessible. Go here only if there are not too many tourist busses in front of the building. Nice and edjucative place to spend a day with children.

Thank Paradise365
Rawai, Thailand
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

First the bad news, they have a 2 tier pricing system, tourists pay 500% more than Thai's, but if you are a foreigner as they say with a Thai driving license then you get the same price as a Thai. I so wish the British Embassy would charge Thai's 500% more for a visa then they do for other countries... More 

1 Thank Alan V
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

200 bath per person ticket. Feels cheated by this private company museum. Nothing to see for expensive ticket. This is first and last visit thus cut throat attraction. During my visit, no other visitor dare to come, upper floor is selling sea shells and souvenirs and ground floor is for museum. Very dry and no attractions.

2 Thank Hadie A
Bellingham, Washington
Level Contributor
94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

A neat small museum with an incredible collection...very friendly staff...a nice break from chaotic Phuket!

1 Thank terrysherman

Travellers who viewed Phuket Seashell Museum also viewed


Been to Phuket Seashell Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Phuket Seashell Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
St. Petersburg, Russia
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Phuket Seashell Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?