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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a cultural delight with many many Darwinian exhibits (obtained via Wallace), as well as delightful artefacts from Borneo culture. It was highly educational and very well presented. If it wasn't for the intense heat and humidity inside I would have given it...More

Thank promobull99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can actually learn a lot by visiting this complex of museums, they have natural and cultural items on display. While some of the animals were probably stuffed and mounted 75 years ago you can still get a good feel for things and learn a...More

Thank jlabsher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has an impressive collection of different aspects of Sarawak. It is more focused on collection and not so much on presenting its history. Main building is badly in need of refurbishment. I do appeal to the authority to spare more effort to preserve...More

Thank Wyenling
Reviewed 14 June 2017

What a huge potential with so many things here worth recording and we get a tired, musky place with some old stuffed animals and a few skulls in a reproduction of a long house. They didn't even bother to turn on the antique air-conditioning (or...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 12 June 2017

spent a couple of hours have a good wander around, helped me understand a lot about the country and the people

Thank ajkennedyorange
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Not a single artifacts been changed pass few decades and maintain its old fashion way in the old historic building. The kids still finds them interesting even though the air con was not on. Came to our surprise that the second building was upgraded into...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We spent 4 hours in this museum! Interesting, very old exhibits as this is the oldest museum in Sarawak! And it's FREE! Take time to visit and to understand what makes and made Sarawak the place it is today. For young and old alike.

Thank 176Travelbag53
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Went here during the school holiday with my family and younger brother. Since he is interested in history, so this visit totally worth it. Very good for children to experience the history and know about ancient cultures rather than just read about it through books...More

Thank syakilla90
Reviewed 19 May 2017

You can't beat going to a museum in a different part of the world... so much history and many tales to be told. Not the best thing to do to escape the heat though as the aircon wasn't working to good.

Thank Ustwoguys
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This place is free to visit and is central so there is no excuse to not go if you have a spare couple of hours. It's not the biggest of places and most of the exhibits are without any explanation (apart from upstairs which I...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