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Sabah State Museum

Jalan Kebajikan, Kota Kinabalu 88998, Malaysia
6 088-253199
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Jalan Kebajikan, Kota Kinabalu 88998, Malaysia
6 088-253199
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum was average. Perhaps more improvement could be done to make it more exciting and interesting. 2nd floor of the museum was disappointing. However I love learning about the history, culture and tradition of the Sabahan people and the state here. Worth to give...More

Thank Hakim428
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the museum and it gives a fairly good idea of the cultural life of the tribes that inhabited Borneo. It was eye-opening to learn of the actual practice of head-hunting and the weapons that were utilized for this...More

Thank Sombu
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited this museum today and it was excellent. The exhibits were well presented and the information written in both Malay and English for most exhibits. The staff were also extremely helpful. As others have said it covers almost all aspects of life in Sabah...More

Thank Bronte19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this museum and we learned many things about Borneo we never would have known otherwise. The main building of the museum is divided into several sections, including history, culture, natural history, textiles, ethnography, prehistoric, headhunters, etc. You don't normally find all that...More

Thank travelbug44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth spending an hour or two at the museum to find out more about the local tribes people and the history of Sabah.

Thank wanowandthen
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum is made up of a large number of buildings spread around. The main building contains the history of Sabah and the huge whale skeleton. There's also a small train museum, an area where the houses of the different tribes of Sabah is on...More

3  Thank NorMohamad
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Many things to see and learn. Pleasant walk in the museum. Kids loves the whale skeleton displayed at the entrance hall. The video of making this skeleton was very nice to watch. RM2 per adult. Kids FOC. Worth to go.

Thank Pooh_tyan
Reviewed 2 June 2017

A nice way to spend a couple of hours indoors if its hot or raining. The exhibits are grouped into seperate rooms for culture, nature etc. Good english descriptions, well laid out. Can also walk through the grounds to see local huts.

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Worthwhile taking a look at the history of Sabah and Kota Kinabalu. Interesting displays but the translations to English are not always available. The day I visited was a little crowded due to a cruise ship being in port. I would return on a quieter...More

Thank OriginalNutbag
Reviewed 18 May 2017

the outside landscape are not too bad, they had the village houses and the hanging bridge ( also can be impovised actually) But the inside staffs can be a little better as this is the State Museum. Borneo is an area with rich with culture...More

Thank Phraveen
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13 February 2017|
Response from Quinnedy | Reviewed this property |
Hi .. This is from the official website: Opening Hours Daily from 9.00am till 5.00pm Getting There By bus, take the No.13 (towards Penampang) from either bus stations in front of City Hall or Wawasan Plaza in KK and... More
28 July 2016|
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Response from tenuk | Reviewed this property |
I took a bus from the bus station in front of Marina Court. Not sure the number but the same way to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The driver/conductor should know when u say Sabah Museum and will drop you right at the corner... More