Sabah State Museum
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porkrib
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam213 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
This is a huge compound of outdoor and indoor exhibitions. You will pass through a large guarded gate; just tell the security guard that you are going to the museum. Parking is easy. The ticket is a one day pass to a few museums in Sabah. Suggest to give yourselves 3 hrs in here, and start with the outdoor exhibitions when your energy level is high. We started in late morning and were too hungry to continue after 2 hrs.

Ticket counter is outside/in front of the museum building. Rm2 per pax, one day pass. We started with browsing the indoor displays. It isn't a large building however sufficient to learn about the history and culture of Malaysia, and the wildlife in Sabah. We spent 1 hour-ish browsing the indoor displays. They were well maintained.

We only managed to visit two outdoor exhibits: the locomotive gallery and heritage village. The heritage village could be better maintained, although still a good exhibit.
Written 17 March 2023
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rebeccalw21
Stockport, UK345 contributions
Jan 2023
The museum had a lot of information about the various tribes of Sabah, complete with tribe outfits and tools. The museum also had a good natural history section. Overall, the information is good but I would prefer if it was a bit more interactive. The decor as gift shop was also quite dated, but this is probably a result of no business from COVID for a while. A cafe and WiFi would be good to add.
Written 9 January 2023
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Hilary F
Uckfield, UK73 contributions
Oct 2022
Very interesting to visit the Bornean village houses in the grounds of the museum. We did not have a lot of time to spare but we walked round all the galleries and it was interesting if in need of a little sprucing up. It is easy to walk from the Sabah Art Gallery to the museum.
Written 8 November 2022
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grandinio
Midsomer Norton, UK193 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Very well laid out museum
Cheap entry
Nice outside village
Interesting internal exhibition and good date ordered displays
Recommended if in kk
A couple of hours max
Written 9 October 2022
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Cheeps21
Singapore, Singapore391 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
The indoor exhibits were rather pedestrian, some nice displays but overall marred by poor lighting, excessive text & outdated displays.

We did have fun checking the vintage car displays and rail heritage display outside the main building. The biggest will be the adjacent park with close to a dozen authentic traditional houses of different types.
Written 15 June 2022
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dennis2020
Leicester, UK9 contributions
Mar 2022
I like the animals and the forest. Maybe they could put some English writing on the signs…still very good though. The houses were nice too.
Written 26 March 2022
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smenne
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia173 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Well worth a visit for its outdoor park. The large area displayed houses, ponds, bridges, and jungle feel incl.mossies! Typically in need of TLC.
Written 14 December 2021
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Linda C
Toronto, Canada92 contributions
Mar 2020
The main museum is situated on a large property with a cultural village and also a Muslim museum and a Science/Technology museum. Quite good, some interesting displays, a worth while excursion. I ended up spending about 4 hours at the site.
Written 2 January 2021
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Katy Santos
Philippines516 contributions
Jun 2019
After visiting the Sabah State Mosque, the next destination should be Sabah Museum if you want to get to know more of Malaysian history, culture, and tradition. The museum also offers other exhibits such as Natural History, Ceramics, Archaeology, Science and Technology, a Heritage Village, and a botanical garden.
Written 1 May 2020
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ted
25 contributions
Mar 2020
interestig combination of a heritage village and a modern museum with separate sections concentrating on history/fauna/flora etc.
Written 22 March 2020
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