When I was a kid I used to collect stamps. It was a short lived hobby as I felt like I should be getting million dollar rare stamps somehow instead of the penny stamps that everyone else had. I waited patiently for a misprinted stamp or something along those lines for about 6 months and then decided that puberty was more important and time-consuming. So no more stamp collecting.
Regardless of this fact, I have been wanting to check out the Phuket Philatelic Museum (or Postal Museum) that is in Phuket Town. I had driven past the old post office more times than I could count and since my mom is an avid letter-writer, I decided to finally go and check it out with her.
The Phuket Philatelic Museum is in Phuket Town near the intersection of Montri Road and Phang Na Road. It is free to enter which makes it a fun and easy thing to do on a rainy day or just if you have some spare time. Unbeknownst to me before that time, it also has a functioning post office (WITH A DRIVE THROUGH!!!!) attached to it, woo hoo!
The self-guided tour (if you could really call it that) took us through a few different rooms and was fun for all ages. My mom loved the history, Z loved running around and looking at all the old stamps, and I loved watching them and taking pictures. It literally took us probably a half an hour to go through the whole thing and then buy souvenir collectors stamps afterwords. The exhibits were labeled in English, though the explanations were few and far between, most of the things seemed pretty self-explanatory to me though. Here are my pictures from the “tour”.
All the Details:
Name: Phuket Philatelic Museum
Location: Montri Road Talat Yai, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand
Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30, Sat 9-12, Sun closed
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