Museums in Bandar Seri Begawan

Top Museums in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Museums in Bandar Seri Begawan

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  • Umnada
    Azaiba, Oman403 contributions
    If you are a history lover this is the place to visit. A stone through from the Raddison hotel , we spent almost 2 hrs learning all about Brunei and its ruling family. The items displayed go back to some 29 generations of the present Sultan. A lot to learn and see. The place is done up very plush and posh and looks like no expense has been spared to exhibit all there is, however on visiting the comfort rooms I found that the whole area has been totally neglected and does not meet up to the standard of what is being exhibited.
    The doors of the toilets are so run down that they hardly close. Water on the floor, no toilet appear, soap or hand towels.
    Sorry to say but really appalling to see. I hope someone will pay attention and correct this and this is meant as a positive complaint. It looks like there need to be someone checking on the hygiene of the back areas.
    Please don't let me put anyone off of visiting that's only one aspect of what is a beautiful place to spend few hrs.
    Written 13 February 2020
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  • Poleinahole
    Switzerland2,039 contributions
    I’m not sure why this is called the “Technology” Museum as there is nothing technological about it.

    It’s a museum about Brunei customs and traditions. It’s not particularly realistic. If going to Sarawak, the Cultural Museum in Kuching is far better.

    But given that it’s free and there’s not much else to visit in Brunei might be worth a look. You can’t take photos though.
    Written 17 November 2019
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  • hansibrahim
    Malaysia344 contributions
    The Brunei Museum is the national museum of Brunei located at Kota Batu near the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan. The museum has exhibits of Islamic art, historical period of the 16th century and archaeology and ethnography.It is the largest museum in Brunei.
    Written 5 May 2019
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  • Robbie W
    London, UK6 contributions
    Rather than exploring the whole history of Brunei the galleries concentrate on a handful of topics, which are a bit disjointed. Most of the documents gallery is in Malay only for some reason (all other galleries are bi-lingual). I found the Golden Age gallery the most interesting, although it left wanting to know what happened next, after all there was a nearly 300 year gap between the Spaniards attacking Brunei and the arrival of the White Rajah.
    Written 5 January 2020
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  • saronic
    Zurich, Switzerland25,669 contributions
    While I was rather disappointed by Kampong Ayer, the Water Village itself, I found its about 10 years old Cultural Center quite interesting, giving all kind of information in English on its long history, on its economy, its social life and its handicraft. There is also a viewing tower attached to it. It is open daily except on Fridays and there is no entrance fee. its location is next to the Jetty 1.
    Written 27 December 2019
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  • Poleinahole
    Switzerland2,039 contributions
    Total as concessionaire for the area the wreck was in spent a considerable amount of money exploring and raising the remains of the wreck.

    You can see remains of pottery in a wooden modern recreation of the ship’s hull.

    There’s a video of how they explored and excavated.

    It’s free and air conditioned but you have to leave your bag and camera in a locker.
    Written 16 November 2019
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  • Nandkishore K
    Navi Mumbai, India53 contributions
    Nicely preserved all excavation sites and good information and sign boards to have history before 500 years. worth to visit remains of old bridge and some structures
    Written 4 January 2017
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  • sodesa
    Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam808 contributions
    This gallery run by a retired government servant(& an accomplished artist) & his daughter, has organized several successful exhibitions featuring local artists. Whilst the gallery is smallish, & slightly out of the way; it always attracts a good crowd.
    Recommended
    Written 7 February 2018
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  • RYumiLee
    Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam651 contributions
    This historic gallery is located next to the Brunei History Centre at Jalan Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien.

    Its actually in the original building known as Lapau Lama when the constitution was discussed in 1959.

    Opened in 2018, the gallery exhibits everything on the history of the Brunei Constitution.

    There are displays of photos, documents, agreements, the signing ceremony including the famous 'Tujuh Serangkai'  figures and an extract from the famous 'Syair Perlembagaan'.

    Open from 8am to 4pm daily, except Fridays and public holidays.

    Its worth a visit, if you're a history buff or love to learn part of the history of the country.
    Written 26 October 2019
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  • RYumiLee
    Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam651 contributions
    Have a look when you have a visit to the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, north of the city.

    Its a small gallery and free to the public.

    The gallery is divided into five zones and displays trophies, pictures of athletes and memorabilia when Brunei hosted the 1999 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

    There is also an interactive corner and Hall of Fame section.

    Opened everyday from 9am to 5pm (Monday to Thursday/Sunday), 9am to 11.30am and 2.30pm to 5pm (Friday) and 9.45am to 5pm (Saturday).
    Written 13 January 2018
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