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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
Jalan Kebajikan, Kota Kinabalu 88998, Malaysia
6 088-253199
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Somewhat interesting although very much an old style museum starting to show it's age. The top floor was completely closed, the exhibition advertised to open on the day we were there was still incomplete, and the lighting throughout is so poor (most appeared to simply...More

Thank Haus_Reverie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was very interesting with a very comprehensive exhibition of local fauna and flora. The sidewalk behind the ticket booth was an excellent place to go birding. ( We saw 19 different species.)

Thank Worldsvet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a taxi to visit the museum (30 MR two-ways, from the center and back, after some haggling, the driver refused to go lower than that - and laughed when we asked for the meter to be turned on. The museum is quite interesting,...More

Thank Alex J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love how the big whale skeleton attracted my attention at the entrance. But now, some section is still under renovation. There are ceramic gallery, Sabah history, traditional wear for each ethnic group in Sabah, animal gallery, and some outdoor scenery to sightseeing. Only rm2....More

Thank Bernadette M
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is so big but it's more to sabah historical things and tradition. The thing i liked the most is the whale bones at the entrance of the museum which is so big...

1  Thank visaever
Reviewed 4 September 2017

It's getting older, but it's ok to get some ideas of the history of this beautiful country. They present the exhibits with a love for the detail.

1  Thank Jens-Uwe T
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Well explained exhibitions with some really cool bits of history. I loved the natural history section with all of the Sabah animals. 15 MYR entrance for foreigners (under £3) and around £1.50 in an uber from town. Well worth a visit!

1  Thank charlotte d
Reviewed 15 August 2017

It's really a great place to learn about Malaysia culture with a very cheap entrance fee. However, one visit is enough.

2  Thank TravellerAnother
Reviewed 15 August 2017

A bit run down but some parts of its display are informative - such as the section on wild life in Sabah. If the management could spend some money in repackaging the contents (reduce some lengthy text), use more targeted lighting, the exhibition galleries will...More

2  Thank PKWSingapore
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Although we got lost trying to get here on public transportation (the answer is to take bus 13A and disregard what the touts say at the bus stations), this museum is definitely worth a couple hours of your time. Once here, you'll find out much...More

1  Thank planetbackpacker
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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
14 February 2017|
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
28 July 2016|
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Response from tenuk | Reviewed this property |
I took a bus from the bus station in front of Marina Court. Not sure the number but the same way to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The driver/conductor should know when u say Sabah Museum and will drop you right at the corner... More