The Ranee Museum
The Ranee Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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A mini-museum exploring the life, legend and legacy of Margaret De Windt, who, aged 19, married the second Rajah of Sarawak and embraced a new life as queen of this remarkable kingdom.
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4.5
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waget
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia400 contributions
Apr 2021
Bit of a disappointment actually since it is very small with not much information or artifacts. Even my 7 year old daughter said, "is that it? i thought i will find information and stuffs of the queen ..."
Written 11 October 2021
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The Curious Kitty Cat
Makati, Philippines489 contributions
Sep 2019
Since we had visited Fort Margherita the other day, we also decided to check this out. If I recall correctly, there was a sort of discount for the entrance ticket because of our visit to the Brooke Gallery at the Fort.

From the name of the museum itself, you can already guess it is focused on the life and legacy of Margaret de Windt. The exhibit aims to provide insight into her life through the different paintings, literature, craft etc. housed and displayed here.

Btw, Magaret de Windt was the wife of the second Rajah Brooke. She became the queen of Sarawak at the age of 19.

if you are interested to know more about the Brookes and particularly this Queen, make sure to visit. The Brooke Gallery at Fort Margherita though has far more content all in all, so do not expect a very extensive exhibit.
Written 21 July 2020
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Shawn L
11 contributions
Feb 2020
Nothing in this visit cant be found on Google. There were a handful of artifacts, i expected to see more. It was definitely not worth the RM10 entrance fee.
Written 12 February 2020
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Dear shawnl136, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit to one of our Museums, the Ranee Museum at the Old Court House. We regret that you had felt that way with regards to your visit to the Ranee Museum. We are always open for suggestions from visitors on ways to improve the visiting experience. If you have not been to our other museum, The Brooke Gallery at Fort Margherita, we would also want to suggest for you to visit it if you are interested to know more on the history of Sarawak during the rule of the Brookes. We hope to welcome you again at any of our Museums in the future. Thank you. Kind regards, Adams
Written 14 February 2020
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia12,256 contributions
Oct 2019
Located at the Old Courthouse down near the Kuching Waterfront is this interesting and compact air-conditioned museum dedicated to Margaret, Ranee of Sarawak.
Born in France in 1849, she lived her childhood in England before venturing to Sarawak and becoming the wife (Ranee) of the White Rajah of Sarawak. The exhibition is comprehensive and concise with a good selection of information, photographs and artifacts detailing Margaret's life and experiences in Sarawak, the whole exhibition was engaging. The gift store had an interesting number of good quality souvenirs to purchase: books, jewelery, coffee and more.
Written 9 December 2019
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Dear kpiddy, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit to one of our Museums, the Ranee Museum at the Old Court House. We are glad that you had enjoyed your visit to the Ranee Museum. We are also glad that you had managed to know more on the Ranee as a person through your visit here. This is what we are trying achieve through this exhibition. We hope to welcome you again at any of our Museums in the future. Thank you. Kind regards, Adams
Written 10 December 2019
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Susan M
Somerset, UK573 contributions
Nov 2019
There are some of Ranee Margaret of Sarawak's clothing and writings on display along with many photographs of her with local women who she taught to read and write when tribes women didn't do that sort of thing. Ranee Margaret was a very impressive lady of her time. The history behind this lady is very forward thinking for the time, she immersed herself in the culture 100%. her husband must have been very proud of her. A lovely little museum where you don't get overwhelmed with information but everything is presented well. Well done.
Written 29 November 2019
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Dear Susan M, Thank you again for taking the time to submit your feedback and sharing your experience on your recent visit to our other offering, the Ranee Museum at Old Court House. We are glad that you had enjoyed going through the exhibition as well. The focus have always been on the male members of the of the Brooke Family and we felt that there is a need to highlight the matriarch of the family as well. We hope that this would be achieved through the exhibition. We look forward to welcome you again at any of our Museums. We would want to thank you again for your visit, as well as your review. Thank you. Kind regards, Adams
Written 2 December 2019
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Poleinahole
Switzerland2,117 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
This waterfront museum is worth visiting. The Ranee was a remarkable woman who learned Malay and befriended the Malay nobility ladies. She regularly had them over to the Rajah’s mansion at a time when this was not done. She taught these ladies how to read and write in Malay to reduce their opposition to education.

She was dearly beloved by the locals and did much to aid her husband’s rule.

Her story is well presented and explained.
Written 17 November 2019
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Dear Poleinahole, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback and sharing your experience on your recent visit to the the Ranee Museum at the Old Court House as well. We are glad that you had enjoyed learning about the Ranee through the exhibition. It is our aim and purpose to highlight the unique history and heritage that Sarawak has with more people from around the world. We look forward to welcome you again at any of our Museums. Thank you. Kind regards, Adams
Written 19 November 2019
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celsim2000uae
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia52 contributions
Oct 2019
I had never of Ranee before, having only heard of the White Rajahs but this was the place where I found out a lot about a very impressive lady. Imagine seeing your first three children die of Cholera in a time when it took months to travel home with no family and then return! Lots of pictures, lots of information about a time that will never return. It was quiet when we went, which I thought was a shame as this lady should be more well known as a heroine of the times. If you like History and/or want to get more involved in the History of Sarawak, I would recommend.
Written 31 October 2019
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Dear celsim2000uae, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit to one of our Museums, the Ranee Museum at the Old Court House. We are glad that you had enjoyed the collection that we have on exhibit at the Ranee Museums. And we are also glad that you managed to learn much on Ranee Margaret through the Museum. We hope to welcome you again at any of our Museums in the future. Thank you. Kind regards, Adams
Written 4 November 2019
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Peter R
Dartford, UK1,207 contributions
Sep 2019
Until we visited Kuching we knew nothing of the Brooke families influence on the area. This exhibition located at the old Court House gave us an in site into the wife of the second White Raja and her personal contribution to the local area. A well laid out exhibition.
Written 29 October 2019
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Dear Peter R, Thank you again for taking the time to submit your feedback and sharing your experience on your recent visit to the the Ranee Museum at the Old Court House as well. We are glad that you had enjoyed the exhibition. The exhibition was developed with the intention of highlighting the Martriach of the Brooke family who is often overlooked. We look forward to welcome you again at any of our Museums. Thank you. Kind regards, Adams
Written 4 November 2019
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Steve C
10 contributions
Oct 2019
Small but very informative. Suggest you go here first and then the Brooke Museum. It sets the scene to learn about the Brookes family .
Written 24 October 2019
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Dear Z1036JGstevec, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback and sharing your experience on your recent visit to the Ranee Museum at the Old Court House. We are glad that you had enjoyed your visits to both of our museums and spending your time going through the exhibits. We look forward to welcome you again at any of our Museums. Thank you. Kind regards, Adams
Written 24 October 2019
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Deandra
1 contribution
Oct 2019
Margaret is an underrated women who came to Sarawak and this exhibition told us deeper history of Sarawak. I encouraged young teenagers to come find out more about the land of Sarawak.
Written 17 October 2019
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Dear Deannnnnnn, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback and sharing your experience on your recent visit to the Ranee Museum at Old Court House. We are glad that you had enjoyed going through the exhibition. We have felt that focus have always been on the male members of the of the Brooke Family and there is a need to highlight the matriarch of the family as well. We hope that this would be achieved theough the exhibition. We look forward to welcome you again at any of our Museums. We would want to thank you again for your visit, as well as your review. Thank you. Kind regards, Adams
Written 18 October 2019
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