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Sarawak Museum

Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
6082-244232
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Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good47%
  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“natural history” (24 reviews)
“new wing” (17 reviews)
“long house” (35 reviews)
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Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is very well curated and carefully structured. Lots of information on the indigenous ethnic groups and their belief systems and rituals. Good collection of artefacts. And a good perspective on Sarawak’s past and place in the regional history. They also have good special...More

Thank Stephane S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most misleading to call it the Art Museum. Better to look at the Malay name...orang..people. It is a museum about the tribal groups in Sarawak which is most interesting. Also of great interest are the archaelogical finds all over Sarawak. Definitely worth a visit especially...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Chinese History Museum (close to the waterfront) prior to visiting here and found the Chinese Museum more interesting- the Sarawak museum concentrating more on the composition and integration of the various tribes and minorities which was a little 'dry' after a while.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This repository of treasures expresses Malaysia's past through ethnologic and archaeological exhibits. The museum is currently being renovated however, a very good representation of items is set up in several rooms. We were still able to gain some insight into this fascinating region of the...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

If you like old school style of education then your visit to Sarawak Museum is worthwhile for histories of Sarawak culture. There are native culture and artifacts display in the museum itself. You will find displays exhibits of ethnographic artifacts. The Sarawak Longhouse as such...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

The main part of the museum is closed until the new one across the road is open. But there is still plenty to see in the History museum.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Sites some excellent local specimens. On of the best in the world. Excellent place for young and old

Thank sandfly07
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This building is closed for renovations, so they have displays in the building next door to see. There is plenty of info, exhibits and displays to see. Lots of history on Sarawak. Quite interesting for an hour or so. Free entrance.

Thank Sally H
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This majestic colonial building may look rather boring from the outside but believe me you will find lots of interesting artifacts depicting the culture and traditions of the locals. And you will also be surprise how many tribes there are, although at a glance, for...More

1  Thank mahli o
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the Urang of Sarawak exhibition which was excellent. Very informative, interesting and well displayed artifacts and some interactive displays which kept us all (including my 8 year old) engaged. Unfortunately the Old Sarawak Museum is under conservation at the moment which is a...More

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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
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