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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.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good46%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“new wing” (17 reviews)
Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is surprisingly old, founded by one of the Rajas years ago. IT contains an interesting collection of historical and cultural artifacts and is worth a visit. Unfortunately a lot of the exhibits were closed or under restoration during my visit.

Thank bklynbubba
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a foyer open in the anthropological section with a couple of elephant skulls. The Art museum is closed I think, but in it's place is an exhibition of religious, cultural and historical artifacts and displays. It seems to be a condensed version. It...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the time for a visit to this museum to learn more about the history of Sarawak and its people. We enjoyed learning about the different tribes and the old practices, some still followed today. The little gift shop was a delight with a small...More

1  Thank Leonie957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A worthwhile visit and interesting with all of the old-time taxidermy but I did like the history. Reccomend

Thank br0za1205
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main building is under renovation but afraid not, there are still other buildings open for visitors. Unique and rich in Sarawak history. Worth while to visit.

1  Thank Tang L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much to see or things at the museum that is available but the adults enjoy the visit. Not enough car park though. Its good that the local government is doing restoration works to the museum to preserve its rich historical culture.

Thank Roy T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it's free, so that's a good thing. exhibits on the 2nd floor are quite nice, especially the part on the longhouses. The first floor gave me the creeps because there was 1 section full of taxidermied animals.

Thank surelyeverything
Reviewed 15 December 2017

The national museum was closed since October and there weren't any notice of that on their website. Made a trip there (like 6 others) and couldn't go into the ethnology museum. The natural history museum was open, but it had become a storeroom more than...More

Thank fridaywoo
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Seeing an old monument in kuching sarawak reflect who and what sarawak had become now. This building has been closed 2 month ago till year 2019 for conservation and refurbishment works. Such a great effort from by the goverment in preserving one of the world...More

Thank Lilianna P
Reviewed 30 November 2017

might be more interesting if it was properly curated. as it is its lots of stuff with little explanation or sequencing

Thank plaistowboy
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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