Phuket Mining Museum

Phuket Mining Museum
Phuket Mining Museum in Phuket

In the past tin mining was an integral part of the economy and development of Phuket and this museum is a fascinating showcase of the industry and its effects. Built in the same Sino-Portuguese style of the old mansions in Phuket town, it is has an open courtyard and is filled with photographs and dioramas depicting mining techniques and processes that will keep families with children engaged. Other exhibits educate about the beginning of the world and the formation of minerals, the way of life during the tin mining era, the journey of Chinese merchants and a reconstructed village complete with shops, Chinese opera and even and opium den.

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