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Address: Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
Phone Number:
6082-244232
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Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this...

Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.

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US$46.00*
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Half-Day Kuching City Tour
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US$205.00*
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Private Tour: Kuching Sightseeing Tour and Overnight Village Homestay

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This was an above average museum. The older parts of the need to be replaced by newer updates since it seems to be a ramshackle collection of oddities appropriate for museum... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Photodude45
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Shenyang, China
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Sarasota, Florida
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great museum, with lots of local flair and filled with history, nature and a sgreat summary of the place.

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Thank Gene1133
Shenyang, China
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49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an above average museum. The older parts of the need to be replaced by newer updates since it seems to be a ramshackle collection of oddities appropriate for museum goers of 1900. Creepy and sad to see the glass eyed displays of local animals. The rest of the museum was very informative and up to date on displaying... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there for a research and found that the museum was an interesting place to go. On the first floor, there would be exhibition of artificial samples of animals and insects (Brooke's collections) that found in Sarawak, as well as the history of Sarawak during the Brooke's time. On the second floor, there will be murals, exhibition of hand-made... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1,638 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 650 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it is located just after the St thomas church. there are 2 other musium in the same locality. it is housed in an old colonial building. not much info about the state in the musium. staff are friendly and helpful. the other 2 musium have more info.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is very beautiful from the outside complete with canons and a totem pole like structure. There are 2 buildings. The older museum has no aircon and a bit musty smelling. It houses a taxidermist's delight of a fantastic collection of various animals and birds of Sarawak. Complete with all info on the various tribes of Sarawak and their... More 

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New Delhi, India
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139 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice museum in the lush green settings of Kuching city. Enjoyed the trip. However its very beautiful from outside but cannot say so for inside. But would certainly give idea about history and cultural heritage of this city. Since its near the plaza and Merderaka Palace Hotel you can enjoy this for an hour or so.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building from the outside is so beautiful! But the museum from the inside was not that interesting. Very much about wildlife and tribe people. Very old museum, but free entrance.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has an interesting first floor dedicated to longhouses and a new and very interesting extension about the local culture. The ground floor is full of stuffed animals (sometimes painted, dusty or badly made)

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Alberta, Canada
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840 reviews
438 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old building is stifling, as the a/c barely works. The exhibits are ancient. However, there is a brand-new building with fiere air conditioning wih some interestig exhibits. Don't miss it.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are old (center) and new (side) buildings there. The old one is quite hot with no A/C but the new one equipped with chilly A/C. I like the interesting part which we can know more about the history of Sarawak's heroes and culture through audio headphone and flip-able touch screen maps and notes to explore the history of Sarawak.

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