Phuket Seashell Museum
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
We had visited the Phuket Seashells museum located close to Rawai Beach during our holidays in Phuket. Entrance tickets are priced at 200 baht per person. They have a very big collection of a wide variety of sea shells from oceans across the globe. Some of the shells were as big as coconut while some others were tinier than a walnut. There were shells in all types of colors from milky white, yellow, orange, lavender etc. It was a great experience visiting this place.
Written 2 January 2021
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Libbie
Newport Beach, CA5 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
A bit small for the entrance fee, but it was a fun stop at in Rawai. As a marine scientist and ecologist, I spent a great deal of time here. The shells are divided by class and the collection is beautiful. So many unique and unusual specimens. Upstairs there is shop where you can purchase the shells and we got some beautiful things to take home with us.
Written 29 February 2020
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Lorna W
Edinburgh, UK44 contributions
Feb 2020
We enjoyed our visit. Never knew there was so much to be learned from a sea-shell:-) Wonderfully displayed & explained. Huge space & well air-conditioned. Lovely shop too where I bought some goodies. We walked there from Rawai.
Written 21 February 2020
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Abd A
58 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
A lovely seashell museum, with a large collection of beautifully arranged and stunning shells from around the world. The entery fee is cheap, not crowded at all and a good place to spend a couple of hours. The shop is also very nice.
Written 28 December 2019
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madtat
Riverside, RI1,299 contributions
Oct 2019
I enjoyed this although I wasn’t wowed from start to finish. I think for the most part this exhibit is subjective. The fee to enter was a little overpriced for Thai standards at $200 baht ($6.50 US). We were the only visitors in the exhibit which was odd. Upstairs is a very large gift shop monitored by two women, one sort of friendly, one not friendly at all. The exhibit hall downstairs had no employees. It’s fairly small and honestly we were finished in 15 minutes and went through it a second time to make sure we didn’t miss anything (5 minutes the second time). I think any reviewer said good for 1-2 hours. I don’t see how that’s even realistic. There were some very interesting items for sure; prehistoric shells millions of years old. These items caught my attention. Shells I might consider common didn’t get more than a walk by. This is where it’s up to the individuals prospective. I would recommend for a rainy day although there isn’t much to do in Rawai. When we finished our 20 minute walk through we returned upstairs to the gift shop. We spent 10 minutes checking the large amount of items for sale. At least one woman followed us closely the entire time which made us very uncomfortable. There was a children’s tv show playing extremely loud on a monitor behind a cashier counter. It made no sense to be playing it in a museum; It just added to the awkwardness. There was nothing we wanted to purchase and we just wanted to leave what was beginning to resemble a gift shop in the Twilight Zone. I can not in all honesty recommend a stop here. I feel it’s a love it or hate it experience. There is more to look at in the gift shop than the museum and that should tell you something; but there is no one following you around in the museum.
Written 27 October 2019
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alireza y
2 contributions
Oct 2019 • Business
Wonderful place. t was one of the best places I ever seen. And I will come🤔😃😋😘🙃🤣😘😗🧐🤣😏😂😅😉🧐😄😃😗🧐🤣🧐😝😂😘😌😃😄😉🧐😃😝
Written 2 October 2019
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Irna W
Auckland, New Zealand70 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We were the only group there, the place is quite old and have a great variety of seashells all over the world. Cost 200 baht per adult and 100 baht for child. I guess good to visit on rainy day or if you have nothing to do.
Written 17 July 2019
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Coffee Chill TV
Udon Thani, Thailand1,199 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
I visited this museum as an original suggestion by my private driver (Phuket Taxi Lady - Thank You) and pleasantly surprised too, was yours truly. This cool place is jam-packed with interesting historical displays, educational storyboards, archaeological artifacts, as well as sea shells and other aquatic life (check out the Giant Clam ...), packaged up professionally, into a well staged visual treat (see my YouTube). Add it to your itinerary on a half day / full day, trip in Phuket, if you can, may I suggest.
Written 15 June 2019
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traveljunkie
Cape Town Central, South Africa846 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Whilst the price of 200 Baht per person is a tad high, the museum is well worth a visit.

Beautifully laid out with much information on each family type of shells.

Truly worth a visit.

The shop above has all sorts and the lady follows one around turning on the fans!

If you have ever been shell collecting on a beach as a child this is a must see!
Written 29 May 2019
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李智优
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia49,977 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
The seashell museum is located underground of the building. THB200 admission fee is a bit expensive. Souvenir shop is free to visit & offers number of selection
Written 13 April 2019
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