Legends have it that seashells are known to the telephone of the underwater world; and thanks to the Little Mermaid, everyone knows that’s how the merfolk communicate. The Phuket Seashell Museum has a bunch of seashells up for display.
The museum features a collection of a variety of seashells from around the world. The museum has 4 major exhibitions, all of which will make seashell collectors envious!
From its collection of seashells, the most notable seashells are noble volute, stout-spine murex and tiger cowries. The largest golden pearl weighing 140 karats is located here, as well as a shell that weighs 250kg!
A gift shop located inside the museum sells everything from indoor decorations, sea shell jewellery, keychain, shell mobiles and other seashell related items.
Times and Location
The Phuket Seashell museum is located at the end of Rawai. It’s open from 8am to 6pm. If you’re staying at Kata Rocks or at one of the other similar Phuket luxury villas in Thailand, find out the best way to get there.
Good to know
The museum opened in 1997 and contains approximately 2000 sea shell species. The owner of the museum is Somchai Patamakanthin along with his brothers.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+