Thaihua Museum is housed in a well-preserved and maintained Sino-Portuguese building at Krabi Road. Formerly, it served as a school where Chinese language was taught. It was renovated in the recent past and transformed into a museum with exhibition space and a hall for occasional functions. In 2008, the museum was awarded in the constitutional and public buildings category by Siam Architect Association under the patronage of the King for its role in conservation of architectural arts. Kusonsongkhroh Foundation or Lok Xian Kok, which is a charitable organisation established roughly in the mining era of Phuket, manages and runs Thaihua Museum. The foundation was originally established to improve living condition of locals with the establishment of schools and hospitals.
Thaihua Museum has quite a noticeable entrance, though not grand. The premise of the museum is right on the street along with other buildings and structures. A concretised open courtyard separates the building from the main gate. The 2-storey building has 3 front-facing doors and tiled roof.
A beautiful under-the-sky inner courtyard greets visitors as they enter the building. Such courtyards are signature style of Sino-Portuguese architecture. The front hall beyond the inner courtyard is where the exhibition begins. Antiques, food, costumes, shop houses, etc. can be experienced inside the museum.