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Phuket Seashell Museum

Are you a marine life enthusiast? Phuket Seashell Museum is calling! It is a specialty museum with an incredible collection of seashells from all over the world. This is a rare attraction that you will not find in many countries. With that said, don't miss the golden opportunity to visit the place in your vacation in Thailand. It was opened in 1997 and the museum is home to about 2000 shell pieces. This is a perfect attraction to keep both kids and adults entertained all through. There are many interesting gifts and souvenirs made from seashell to buy. This is definitely a place to add in your bucket list.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Phuket Seashell Museum is opened daily from 8 am to 6 pm.
  • The museum is air-conditioned making a friendly environment to explore.
  • Charges are 200Baht for adults and 100Baht for the kids.
  • The museum is divided into four main exhibitions.
  • The museum is divided into four main exhibitions.
  • The best way to reach Phuket Seashell Museum is by car or a taxi.

The Seashell World

A seashell collector by the name Somchai Patamakathin and his brothers opened Phuket Seashell Museum in 1997 for their love of seashells. Located right by Rawai beach, is the astonishing museum that displays seashells from worldwide. Most of the seashells you will find here were collected from the local area from Thai waters. The collectors extended their love for seashells and even went overseas to collect some unique shells you will see here. There is a display of some unique and rare specimens that are hard to find on the usual beach areas. It is fascinating to see a variety of seashells neatly displayed. Kids fall in love with the place too. When you arrive at Phuket Seashell museum, the collection of the shells is displayed on the underground floor of a large building. Every display is clearly labeled in English and Thai languages. Take a self-guided tour and from the descriptions, there is so much to learn. Study the history and the types of shells available. You will be amazed by the comprehensive collection of seashells that is housed here.

Impressive Collections

The museum houses some impressive collections that is a must see. They include the world's biggest golden pearl which is said to be 140 karats. You will also see a shell that weighs a whopping 250 kilograms! Other striking collections include a heavy shell with varied patterns known as the stout-spine murex and also tiger cowries. Apart from the shells, there are large old sedimentary rocks. They contain shell fossils representing the earliest forms of life on earth. The upper floor of the building is a storage area with a huge gift shop selling seashell products and souvenirs. Here, you will definitely get something shell themed to buy. Some of the inviting products are seashell jewelry, shell crafted arts, key chains and even indoor house décor made with seashells. Phuket Seashell Museum is home to a variety of pearl items. Necklaces, earrings, rings, forks, knives, serving spoons all beautifully made are here. Shop for seashell made products and souvenirs to take to your friends and families back at home.

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