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Sabah State Museum

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Jalan Kebajikan, Kota Kinabalu 88998, Malaysia
6 088-253199
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Jalan Kebajikan, Kota Kinabalu 88998, Malaysia
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6 088-253199
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"heritage village"
in 42 reviews
"whale skeleton"
in 29 reviews
"natural history"
in 13 reviews
"interesting displays"
in 9 reviews
"stuffed animals"
in 7 reviews
"head hunting"
in 15 reviews
"vintage cars"
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"on display"
in 15 reviews
"gift shop"
in 12 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 24 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 17 reviews
"suspension bridge"
in 8 reviews
"entry fee"
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"local tribes"
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"ceramics"
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"information"
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"whales"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Understand more of Sabah and the Filipino connection with the Malays. I was amazed how they become so proud of their roots by preserving and showcasing it to visitors.

Thank myles458
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A nice museum showing the history of Sabah through the years. Particularly good section on the colonisation of Borneo by various Europeans. Some interestingly examples of local tribal buildings have been constructed in the grounds. Getting a taxi to the museum was easy but getting...More

Thank ZacMonaco
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the one day that I had to sightsee in KK the local power company chose to power shed and cut the lighting to the museum. It goes without saying the walking around a museum building with no lighting limits your ability to see or...More

Thank Simon O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here recently with my wife and baby daughter who is 11 months old. The museum in general is quite small but has an overspill area externally, where you can see the railway information and cars dating to the 50’s left by the British....More

Thank Aamar D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many information about the history of Sabah and its people. With a gallery of clothes, equipment and things used from by gone eras. Complete with restrooms and souvenir shops

Thank filipin0traveller
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Some of the exhibits are interesting but the place seems musty and underused. Our guide explained a lot to us, without him it would have been quite uninspiring.

Thank Sinfathisar
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The museum itself is a complex...there are different attraction in one location... they got different building for different exhibition, the locomative. Of course the main building hold the best things, it was three storey gallery which consist of different segment from the natives culture, textile,...More

Thank Azrimi U
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

The outdoor exhibits are fun. Inside there are some interesting sets of exhibits. The costumes, animals, and headhunter areas are great.

Thank Helen R
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

A very good historical and informative place to visit not only for tourist but also for local Malaysian primary and secondary school students. The location is good where there is no traffic jams and easily reachable.

Thank Bonnie8828
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Interesting artifacts and lots of historical information about Sabah and Borneo in general. Worth spending an hour.

Thank MichaelOttawa_Canada
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Manuelle Mary M
20 January 2018|
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Response from Alex J | Reviewed this property |
No, it doesn't. I went wearing shorts and a shirt.
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Gabrielle S
16 August 2017|
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Response from HughMc | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on what interests you! I personally thin 2hours is a good amount of time to enjoy both. It is also worth checking the rain - if its raining see the museum first, if its not raining take it the other way... More
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ClemsunTiger
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Response from Quinnedy | Reviewed this property |
Hi .. This is from the official website: Opening Hours Daily from 9.00am till 5.00pm Getting There By bus, take the No.13 (towards Penampang) from either bus stations in front of City Hall or Wawasan Plaza in KK and... More
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