Royal Regalia Museum
Royal Regalia Museum
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Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
08:30 - 16:30
About
A tribute to the sultan and the grand trappings of Royalty, this museum is a highlight of any trip to Brunei. The main gallery presents an impressive recreation of the coronation of His Majesty The Sultan, displaying the gilded carriage which carried the newly crowned Sultann through the streets of the capital city, along with gold and silver ceremonial armour. The Royal Exhibition Gallery showcases a selection of Royal Regalia from His Majesty's childhood days up to the time of his coronation, such as jewel-encrusted crowns, thrones, garments and His Majesty's revered silver Keris (dagger). The Silver Jubilee Gallery celebrates the mark of His Majesty's 25th ruling year. Here, one can view film footage of the auspicious event, amongst other Royal Regalia that made an appearance during the occasion. There is also the Constitutional History Gallery, which houses documents, photographs, film and recordings, and a gallery devoted to the life of His Majesty The Sultan up to the time of his coronation. Opening Hours : Sat-Thu, 9am-4:30pm , Fri 9am-11:30am, 2:30pm-4:30pm Shoes are to be removed before entering
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • cristoph2010
    1,286 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A glimpse of Brunei royalty
    The Royal Regalia Museum provides a glimpse of Brunei's royalty. Here you'll find the "golden chariot", gifts given by various ambassadors, throne, ceremonial swords, artworks, etc. There are plenty of descriptions about the artifacts in Malay and English. It's free for locals to explore but it will cost five Brunei dollars for foreigners. You can leave your bag in a locker; before entering, you must leave your shoes on a rack outside. The building has a beautiful dome. I easily spent about two hours just looking at the various displays.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 July 2023
  • mrc282
    World8,705 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    spent 2 hours here
    the royal regalia museum, along with brunei energy hub at the waterfront, provides the best overview of modern brunei. there is the famous royal chariots at the reception hall, as well as exhibits related to various commemorations of the sultans, gifts from head of state, etc. entry fee is $5. shoes removal is mandatory for the museum visit. locker is provided to store bags. no cameras are allowed beyond the lobby.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 January 2024
  • Highroads Traveler
    Newtown Square, Pennsylvania927 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great family - Great museum!
    If you find yourself in Brunei, why not delve into the amazing world of the Sultan and the royal family? This museum has original artifacts and lavish gifts given to the Sultan and a great history of all 29 sultans that date back to the 13th century. It was a fun visit!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 February 2024
  • sdbblitar
    Indonesia189 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome exhibits on the royal events of Brunei
    Our group of 16 were toured around the galleries. It was a very Impressive tour and a must visit to learn about the leadership of the country and the various visits of dignitaries from other countries. The life size diorama of the coronation procession was awesome!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 28 April 2024
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Marek Bocanek
Brno, Czech Republic42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
A really big collection of regalia, so his own ones (of the sultan) as well as the gifts form other countries, which form the most interesting part of it. Mainly at the upper floor. Otherwise, the ground floor is more about opulescence (not meaning it in any bad way). The entry costs BND 5.
Written 12 May 2024
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sdbblitar
Indonesia189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
Our group of 16 were toured around the galleries. It was a very Impressive tour and a must visit to learn about the leadership of the country and the various visits of dignitaries from other countries. The life size diorama of the coronation procession was awesome!
Written 28 April 2024
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star2450
Paris, France60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
A fantastic museum. Very well planned and thought out. It has some very interesting and interactive displays. I would have loved it if the back section had more English descriptions as we didn't know what a lot of things were. Worth a visit
Written 19 April 2024
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Highroads Traveler
Newtown Square, PA927 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
If you find yourself in Brunei, why not delve into the amazing world of the Sultan and the royal family? This museum has original artifacts and lavish gifts given to the Sultan and a great history of all 29 sultans that date back to the 13th century. It was a fun visit!
Written 25 February 2024
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Maryann B
Basel, Switzerland318 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We enjoyed viewing the exhibits in the museum especially those that also enabled us to learn more about Brunei. It was far larger than we had imagined with a whole area that we nearly missed as it was towards the rear and not well signed (check the museum map!). While photos with cameras are not allowed we were surprised that using phone cameras was perfectly fine! Easy to spend 2 or more hours here.
Written 14 February 2024
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Amina
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
HORRIBLE customer service. We arrived at 4:27 and the last entry is 4:30 for 5pm close. The staff had already locked the doors and refused to open to let us enter or even talk to us even though it was not closing time!
We came from very far and we could see them in the back huddled together looking at the door and refusing to speak to us or help us. We knocked on the door for so long and they didn’t help at all.
Written 24 January 2024
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IndySig
Indianapolis, IN4,120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I have really mixed reviews on this. While there was so much history regarding the Sultan, it was sad to see with technology that they haven’t updated many of the photos on display. Technology could certainly clean up the images and improve the color/faded of those images.

Lots of interesting stuff but sadly no car collection.
Written 21 January 2024
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mrc282
World8,705 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
the royal regalia museum, along with brunei energy hub at the waterfront, provides the best overview of modern brunei.

there is the famous royal chariots at the reception hall, as well as exhibits related to various commemorations of the sultans, gifts from head of state, etc.

entry fee is $5. shoes removal is mandatory for the museum visit. locker is provided to store bags. no cameras are allowed beyond the lobby.
Written 9 January 2024
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Francis Martino
Hirtshals, Denmark2,025 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
The museum of the King of Brunei's history displays with an eclectic collection of presents to the Sultan of Brunei, from heads of states, ministers and others representatives, including economic systems and development from zero to hero. Also displays a collection of books, including the gifts from all around of the globe leaders, clothes, things what the royals were wearing.
The main display at the entrance hall is a huge chariot used for the parade carrying the Sultan through the streets of the city on the occasion of his 1992 silver jubilee celebration. It is worth remembering of that time.
Exhibits include the artifacts that were used for royal ceremonies in Brunei, the gold and silver ceremonial weaponry, crowns embedded with jewels, and other paraphernalia that formed part of the coronation ceremonies, and ceremonial costumes, motorcades and other stuffs,
You are allowed to take photos, but no videos. Although the section with the replica of the throne no photos allowed, it is guarded by army officers, but the guard is also helpful whenever you need to know the history of the palace and throne if you asked him he explained. It is convenient for visitors to listen to content by using the scan QR for audio aids.
The staff at the entrance gate is very friendly and helpful.
Written 24 December 2023
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cqfp123
Los Angeles, CA1,063 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
If you want to feel really unwelcome, consider visiting this museum.
I arrived at 16:05 on a Thursday afternoon. The staff told me that it was too late, claiming that the ticket office was already closed, even though the posted opening hours are 09:00-17:00, with last visitor entry at 16:30. After I politely insisted pointing to the posted opening hours, they relented and let me in. You must leave shoes, umbrellas, etc. outside, and you get a pair of (re-used) slippers. There were three employees at the ticket office. The ticket costs 5 Bruneian dollars. I was allowed to take photos in the lobby, but no photos were allowed upstairs, even though there is no posted sign stating so. I was only allowed to see part of the museum, since the staff claimed that certain areas were already closed. Overall an ostentatious collection of objects and photos related to Sultan, most of which labeled in Malay only. Would visit only if you have nothing better to do.
Written 21 September 2023
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