Offering fascinating insights into Phuket’s rich heritage, the Thai Hua Museum which is housed in a traditional Sino-Portuguese building is a true treat for those seeking to learn more about the island’s history.
The museum can be found on Krabi Road in the island’s Old Town area and is easily accessible from nearby Phuket luxury villas in Thailand. The island was once popular for tin mining and had connections with China, which you can learn more about at the Thai Hua Museum which is open between 09:00am and 05:00pm.
What to expect
The building which houses the museum is itself an attraction; once used as a Chinese-language school, it is one the best examples of Sino-Portuguese architecture on the island. Around a 30 minute drive from Kata Rocks, the museum has an exhibition space as well apart from its various items of interest.
Things to see
Inside there are a variety of exhibits and even films that will help one learn more about the island be it the links between Phuket and China, the origin of the building when it was used as a school or traditional local ceremonies.
Among the museum’s notable design features is the open-air inner courtyard which is a striking feature of such buildings at the time. There is also a charming garden area where one can even see machinery and implements used during the time Phuket was centred around tin-mining.