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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 27 June 2016 via mobile

My trip was a lot of fun. I went on my own and loved the fact that i had all of the space and time i needed. They use audio, objects, statuals and paintings. It makes it verry interesting. They have a (marine)biologist spot, small...More

Thank Jessie d
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Quite an interesting Museum and provides a good history of the people and cultures of Sarawak from past to present. Good displays and good information in English as well. Easy walk from downtown and free entry.

Thank Barry T
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Like taking a step back in time, the museum is a compact 2 storey high building housing items about Sarawak long houses, animals and cultural artifacts. Feels like in the 19th century, the time where Alfred Wallace was collecting animal/insect specimes in the jungles of...More

1  Thank FrugalPacker
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Good opportunity to view some of the cultural aspects as well as the flora and fauna. There are plenty of examples of indigenous animals too.

Thank 01Mooro666
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit & worthwhile to spend your time to do that. It has various arts & historical items to exhibit, including origin birth of various ethnics at Sarawak & their inhabitants including long house. Most interesting is the visit is FOC!

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 12 June 2016

It is always good to visit the museum to know more about the history of the place. There is no entrance but you can do donation at the box place near the entrance. You see those old stuff used by the Sarawak people

Thank ginnylim2016
Reviewed 4 June 2016

The ground floor is currently devoted to animals, stuffed or otherwise dead. The upper floor is far more interesting, offering a good selection of artefacts and some explanations on the Iban, Orang Ulu, Orang Bidayuh and other peoples. And in particular on the longhouses. Entrance...More

1  Thank Seasondtraveller
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Informative place to learn about the history of Sarawak and how Dayaks lived in the state. Has different sections on Ethnology studies, Cultural and history of J. Brookes, who became Rajah in Sarawak. Mockup longhouse area for exploring also available, much more detailed than Sarawak...More

Thank addy636
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Take the opportunity to visit this museum. It is the best place to really get a handle on the culture of Borneo. Very interesting presentation on headhunters along with the tribes that lived in the jungles. The museuo is a short walk from the river...More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 31 May 2016

good place to visit and see a lot of things .mostly i go there at Sunday to have a good look of local culture.bad thing is its very small and limited local history is available .

Thank Ahmadzeb Z
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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