About Phuket Seashell Museum
Located on the southwestern coast of Phuket, the Phuket Shell Museum opened in 1997 and was established by Somchai Patamakanthin and his brother, who spent more than 40 years to put this museum together. The museum is well known for its unique and highly valued shells, which are popular and loved by shell lovers.
With a collection of over 2,000 shells, the Phuket Shell Museum is one of the most valuable museums in Thailand and one of the largest private shell museums in the world, collecting and exhibiting the most valuable shells in the world. The museum has a large collection of rare shells and fossils from all over the world, among which the South Sea pearls from the Andaman Sea are particularly fascinating. Not to mention the amazing variety and specifications of the shells collected in the museum, it is very shocking to see how neatly the shells of those beautiful marine creatures are arranged. The museum exhibits the world’s largest and rarest golden pearls, large pieces of hydromorphic rock containing fossilized shells, fossils of the earliest creatures on earth, and a stunning 250-kilogram shell with fossils dating back to 380 million years ago.
There is also a gift store on the ground floor of the Phuket Shell Museum that specializes in selling souvenirs about shells, shell jewelry, shell jewelry, shell keychains, shell key chains, and other things that people will love.
How to get there
12/2 Moo 2, Viset Road, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130 Thailand
+66 (0)76 613 666 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
I love shellfish and this was my first visit to the Shellfish Museum. I recommend it because I was able to see many rare shellfish and buy souvenirs at the gift store.