Museums in Phuket

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Phuket Sea Shell Museum & Shop
Location: Amphoe Muang
Phuket Sea Shell Museum Perhaps the world's most valuable collection of seashells has been put on display at Phuket Seashell near Rawai Beach on the islands southwestern shores. The emphasis is on shells from Phuket and Thai waters, which are among the most sought-after by collectors, however shells from every part of the world are featured. Wherever they originate, each shell in the Shell Museums is the best of its type-very often the only of its type. Displays have been created in a logical order, and visitors can see at once differing characteristics among related species. There are numerous rarities and freaks including the world's largest golden pearl (140 karats), large sections of sedimentary rock containing shell fossils that represent the earth's earliest life-forms, and a shell that weighs 250 kilograms. One of the world's great private museums. Phuket Sea Shell Museum is located near Rawai Beach on the island's southwestern shores.

Address: 12/2 Moo 2, Viset Road, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130
Opening time: Daily from 8:00 a.m. till 6:30 p.m.
Admission Fee is 200 Baht for adults and 100 Baht for children.
Tel. 0 7661 3666, Fax 0 7661 3777
Phuket Rare Stones Museum
Location: Amphoe Muang
It is a new tourist's attraction where you see art, and you see life. The most enjoyable part of visiting the Phuket Rare Stones Museum is that after the brief look at all stones, you select 5-6 your most interesting ones. Spending 5-10 minutes with each of the selected stones, the picture will be floated out from the stones as you imagine. Each stone can conjure up a different picture in each person's imagination. That is the art part. The deeper you imagine, the more you will see, and that can be the life part.

Address: 58/34 Thepkasatree Road (about 700 meters from Super Cheap Store) Opening Time: Daily from 09:00-18:00 hrs.
Admission Fees : Adult 200 Baht, Child 100 Baht.
Tel. 0 7623 8451-2
Thalang National Museum
Location: Amphoe Talang
Thalang National MuseumAncient artifacts from Phuket 's long history are on display; the oldest were found on the west coast. In addition there are exhibits detailing the famous Battle of Thalang involving the Two Heroines, daily life in Phuket, and the Sea Gipsy culture. Read more...

Address: Srisoonthorn Road, Thaland, Phuket 83110 (just east of the Two Heroines Monument on the Pa Khlok Rd.)
Opening Time: Daily from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (except holidays)
Admission: 30 Baht.
Tel. 0 7631 1025, 0 7631 1426
Phuket Aquarium & Marine Biological Center
Thalang National Museum Location: Amphoe Muang
More than one hundred species of sea life are on display at the aquarium, many of them taken from the water around Phuket. The aquarium is located at Cape Panwa, on the island's extreme southeast. A Songtaew (local bus) can be taken from the Talad Sot, or Fresh Market. Read more...
Address: 51, Sakdidet Road, Muang, Phuket 83000
Opening Time: Daily from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission is 5 Baht for children and 20 Baht for adults.
Tel. 0 7639 1126.