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Sarawak Museum

Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.
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Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Always enjoy my visits there, but the extension wing is currently closed for upgrading - hopefully it'll reopen BIGGER and BETTER!

Thank JayKaySixSeven
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The musuem is worth the visit, it could be a lot better due to the richness of the cultures but it gives you a quick glimpse into the local history

Thank TrotaAye3
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history and culture of Sarawak is wonderfully presented. It's an eye opener even for the locals and especially for the West Malaysians. Take the time to read the displays and you will have a good understanding of the history of Sarawak and its merger...More

Thank Eskay97
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought since we were moving to Kuching we ought to visit the Sarawak museum to see what it was about and learn a bit about its history. The displays, although interesting are quite dusty and old looking. However, if you can stand the heat...More

Thank Spanjulika
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent about an hour in the old museum. It was interesting in its explanation of the influences on the area. There was another exhibition which closed a quarter of an hour before the advertised time so I didn't see it all. What I saw...More

Thank SydneySandra31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This old museum in Kuching has been there for ages. Over 50 years there has been no major changes. Next door there is a newer museum on Sarawak history. Exhibits were nicely presented. Informative. Well worth a visit for all tourists to Kuching.

Thank Tiger L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful way to learn more about the people and natural environment of Sarawak. This free museum should be on every visitor's itinerary.

Thank Holiday314
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent quite awhile here. Very interesting. A lot of incredible displays. Take your time and read the displays.

Thank Di C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good older style museum with some old displays of stuffed animals and birds and good displays of t he various cultures of Sarawak. There is a nice new wing with more modern presntations that highlivht the history of Sarawak It is worth a visit...More

Thank austinsba
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely museum, Not too big and plenty to see. So pleased we visited. Loved the variety of the gallery

Thank dusodie_jenni10
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Nur Amira N
14 February 2017|
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Response from Andy T | Reviewed this property |
As mentioned by akadir64, there are indeed 2 museums opposite each other but one is closed due to construction. The only one open there (near the Padang) at the moment is the Sarawak Museum. Their exhibitions include... More