Phuket Museum - The National Museum of Phuket

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Thalang National Museum is the National Museum of Phuket Province, Thailand. At the beginning of the Bangkok period, early 1790's, Phuket was an important factor in the protection of Thailand's independency from the invading Burmese, two Thai heroines, repulsed the Burmese Army from Thai territory. The place where the Thai Army withheld the Burmese was at the city of Thalang on the Island of Phuket. It is from this historic event that the museum takes its name of Thalang National Museum.

In 1985, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Thalang War, Phuket Province, with the cooperation of the Fine Arts Department, established the Thalang National Museum.

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    Miniscene of Battle of Thalang in 1789 A.D.
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    Stone tools, Prehistoric Period
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    Prehistoric Tools
The museum stands as a monument to honor these two courageous woman, and is a repository of history, archaeology and culture of Phuket Province and its surrounding area along the Andaman seashore. In addition, the museum continues to preserve the cultural heritage and serves as a source of the information to those who visit Phuket.

The Thalang National Museum started construction in 1985 and was inaugurated on March 14, 1989 by H.R.H. Princess Sirinthorn.

The exhibitions are housed in 2 buildings showing history, Archaeology, ethnology and art of Phuket Province and its surrounding areas as follows :
1. Prehistoric artifacts found and excavated along the Andaman seashore.
2. Indian civilization on southern peninsula of Thailand showing ancient relation between India and this region, the exhibits are Visnu, Buddhist votive tablet, replica of stupa, beads, etc.
3. Historical events of Phuket Province
4. Ethnology, the displays of culture, tradition, way of living and tools of local people of Phuket, etc.

Thalang National Museum
Location Map
Thalang Nation Museum:
Thalang District, Phuket, 83110 Tel. 0 7631 1426

Museum Service:
special exhibition
- Publication
- Postcard and book shop

Museum Hours:
Open Hours: Daily from 09.00 am.- 04.00 pm. (except national holidays)

Admission Fee:
Foreigner 100 Baht (Price are subject to change)