Phuket Mining Museum
Phuket has more than numerous beautiful beaches where you can relax, play and entertain yourself. It also tantalizes culture seekers with offerings such as the exquisite Tin Mining Museum on Kathu-Koh Kaew Road. Opened in 2009, the museum aims at providing tourists with interesting facts and figures about Phuket’s rich culture and history of tin mining.
Phuket Mining Museum exhibits outside as well as inside the museum’s building, all of which showcase the techniques and methods once used by Phuket’s oldest generations for tin mining. You can experience the life of the miners of olden times first-hand through the collections of the photographs and artwork on the walls. With so much attention to detail, these displays give you the chance to transport back to the golden mining era.
Mining aside, if you wish to catch a glimpse of old Phuket, simply head to the room where an entire street with shops, a small café and a shrine are located. If that still doesn’t tickle your fancy, know that Phuket’s Mining Museum is a great place for children to explore different types of rocks via magnifying glasses or learn about tin mining and processing.
So, what are you waiting for? Plan your visit to Phuket Mining Museum right away.