Peranakan Phuket Museum
The Peranakan Phuket Museum is located on Thepkrasattri Road, the main road leading to the airport, only 17 km. from Phuket Town and 15 km. to Phuket International Airport. It is operated by the fourth generation of local jewelers in Phuket, the Taweesuwan Group, and retraces the history of the island and its inhabitants.
The word Peranakan means “born here” in Malay and can be used to describe mixed Chinese descendants. Phuket has a long history and heritage from different cultures, such as Chinese, Malay, and European.
Throughout the museum, you will learn about art, culture, history, traditional lifestyle, traditional costumes, local faiths, beliefs, and Peranakan jewelry, just like it was in the old days. We appreciate that Peranakan Phuket Museum created dedicated spots during the visit where they integrated interactive technology to enhance the discovery of each room and overall experience.
Outside the museum, you will find replicas of Sino-Portuguese architectures, lined up within the building to offer a restaurant, a coffee shop and many more. Visit the Peranakan Phuket Boutique for a unique shopping experience where you can find beautiful souvenirs and exquisite local products, such as traditional kebaya blouse, sarong fabrics, accessories and more.
Another popular activity of the museum is to dress up with traditional Peranakan costumers and have your portraits taken at Baba Studio. Not only such activity is great to take a souvenir back home, but it works wonders with couples looking for unique pre-wedding pictures. Finally, you can feast upon a wide range of popular local dishes along with delicious desserts in a relaxing atmosphere at Yaya Kitchen overlooking the serene coconut plantation, pineapple field, and tropical fruit orchard.
Entrance to the museum is THB 300 per adult and THB 150 for children aged four to twelve years old. Kids under four years old can enter the museum free of charge. The large parking lot can easily accommodate more than 100 cars and Peranakan Phuket Museum also provides facilities for the elderly and the disabled.