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Sarawak Museum

Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.
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Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Reviewed yesterday

A little run down for the museum. Visited on a raining day, and there is no shelter at all from the parking area to the museum, there was even rain water seeping thru certain areas of the top floor of the main building. Most of...More

Thank IvanS225
Reviewed 3 days ago

The colonial building is interesting, but the exhibits are a bit macabre, consisting mostly of stuffed animals, but they give an insight into the fauna if you haven't yet embarked on any wildlife viewing - and it's free

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Old museum with many stuffed animals, items from a long house, tools, baskets etc. A new museum is being built down the hill and it is very well curated and informative,

Thank Jacqueline H
Reviewed 6 days ago

The display of stuffed animals was depressing and unworthy given the background story of Alfred Wallace who collected wildlife from the Malaysian Archipelago and generated his own theory of evolution. The information displays of life in the longhouses were too dark to read, and far...More

Thank Helengray17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there in the afternoon and since our hotel is near the waterfront and Plaza Merdeka, we have decided to walk there. It takes about 10 mins but just be mindful of the traffic near the Merdeka Padang, there isn't any proper pedestrian walkway...More

Thank Adnillee
Reviewed 1 week ago

a lot can be learnt about sarawak history and culture in this museum , well worth the visit and the building , decorations and exhibits are well done

Thank Sudhir_Rajagopal
Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting Sarawak a few days ago, I visited with a friend I was travelling with and her 4 yer old daughter. There was something for everyone and the museum is also air-conditioned, which was a big pus on a very hot day. I believe...More

Thank patrice v
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sarawak Museum is well worth a visit to find out about the local history, culture and customs. Its very informative. We were fascinated by the exhibits at the smaller (newer) building which had local history and folklore of the peoples of Sarawak. The old...More

Thank moonlotus18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the place is located in the middle of Kuching town. Free entrance. this museum were initiated by previous Charles Brookes connected scientists and researchers. A guided tour can be arrange with local tourism center. u can learn a lot about the local Iban Bidayuh etc...More

Thank wmh859
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

there is no entrance fee to all museums except in fort margherita. it is advisable to first visit the museums to have a workable knowledge about the people, their history, culture.l, government. there are aircon units in the museums, however, you can still feel the...More

Thank Nilda C
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Nur Amira N
14 February 2017|
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Response from Andy T | Reviewed this property |
As mentioned by akadir64, there are indeed 2 museums opposite each other but one is closed due to construction. The only one open there (near the Padang) at the moment is the Sarawak Museum. Their exhibitions include... More