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“A fascinating history set before you”

Thalang National Museum
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
340 reviews
194 attraction reviews
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“A fascinating history set before you”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We love museums so set off to find the Phuket museum. We needed our driver's directions to locate it. We Gave our entry money to the 3 disinterested women and looked at the offered map. The first exhibit had a clear history of Phuket and had on display some 2000 year + old large statues. We then found the dvd theatre was not working and an interactive computer had been removed. The display about the Heroines and Chinese shops were excellent. There was a shed outside with a sign saying it was the Tsunami exhibition but all we found was a dishevelled collection of what looked like Tsunami debris. No explanation or information given to say what, when or the effect of the tsunami. It looks like it needs a good curator and an infusion of money. Visit the heroines statue in the nearby roundabout after the museum.

Visited August 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great to know how more about phuket”
Reviewed 30 April 2013

if you have time I would recommend to come this place to explore your new experience and learn how phuket people live in a previous days

Visited April 2013
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4 Thank konjing
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Khao Lak, Thailand
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77 reviews
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“Great History lesson”
Reviewed 13 December 2012

This is close to the Heroines Monument and explains the evolution of Phuket over many years and why it is what it is today If you like the history of your destination this is the place to go. Only 100bt entry

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
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“Interesting”
Reviewed 8 November 2012

Worth visiting along with the Heroines Monument which it is a few hundred yards from. Can easily be reached by bus or bicycle from Phuket Town and is on the road to Bangrong from the Heroines Monument. It is easy to miss as it is 200 yards back from the main road and is partially obscured by a large building site. The 100 Baht entry fee is about right. There is an exhibition to the Tsunami outside as well as replica traditional fishermen's huts. Inside ther are displays devoted to Siamese history in general as well as the history of Phuket Island. I still want to find the Trading Post and Fort established by Captain Francis Light at Bangrong in the 1780's!! An interesting museum with some well put together displays worth visiting for a couple of hours.

Visited June 2012
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Busselton
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“Interesting if thats your thing”
Reviewed 16 October 2012

Good to see a bit of genuine local history and culture in Phuket but a bit run down unfortunately. Quite informative and cheap enough for a wet day?

Visited September 2012
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