Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : THB 200 + THB 200 (photography)
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Thai Hua Museum on Krabi Road in Old Phuket Town is a beautiful and well-maintained Sino-Portuguese building dating back to 1917. This recently renovated building was once a Chinese-language school called ‘Phuket Huabun School’, ‘Ratjunhua School’ and finally Thai Hua School’. Today this colonial building is a museum and exhibition space that is also occasionally used as a function hall.
The Thai Hua Museum is run by the Lok Xian Kok or Kusonsongkhroh Foundation which is a charitable organization set up during the mining era in Phuket. With the original plan of helping fellow immigrants, a school was established for Chinese immigrant children so that they could study in a more comfortable language.
The Thai Hua Museum won an award in the category of constitutional and public buildings by the Siam Architect Association under the King’s patronage in 2008. The award celebrated its outstanding role in conserving architectural arts.