Thalang National Museum is the National Museum of Phuket Province, Thailand. At the beginning of
the Bangkok period, early 1790's, Phuket was an important factor in the protection of
Thailand's independency from the invading Burmese, two Thai heroines, repulsed the
Burmese Army from Thai territory. The place where the Thai Army withheld the Burmese
was at the city of Thalang on the Island of Phuket. It is from this historic event
that the museum takes its name of Thalang National Museum.
In 1985, on the occasion
of the 200th anniversary of the Thalang
War, Phuket Province, with the cooperation of
the Fine Arts Department, established the Thalang National Museum.
Miniscene of Battle of Thalang in 1789 A.D.
Stone tools, Prehistoric Period
The museum stands as a monument to honor these two courageous woman, and is a repository
of history, archaeology and culture of Phuket Province and its surrounding area along the
Andaman seashore. In addition, the museum continues to preserve the cultural heritage and
serves as a source of the information to those who visit Phuket.
The Thalang National Museum started construction in 1985 and was inaugurated on March
14, 1989 by H.R.H. Princess Sirinthorn.
The exhibitions are housed in 2 buildings showing history, Archaeology, ethnology
and art of Phuket Province and its surrounding areas as follows :
1. Prehistoric artifacts found and excavated along the Andaman seashore.
2. Indian civilization on southern peninsula of Thailand showing ancient relation between
India and this region, the exhibits are Visnu, Buddhist votive tablet, replica of stupa, beads, etc.
3. Historical events of Phuket Province
4. Ethnology, the displays of culture, tradition, way of living and tools of local people of Phuket, etc.
Thalang Nation Museum:
Thalang District, Phuket, 83110 Tel. 0 7631 1426
- Postcard and book shop
Open Hours: Daily from 09.00 am.- 04.00 pm. (except national holidays)
Foreigner 100 Baht (Price are subject to change)