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Sarawak Museum

Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
6082-244232
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Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good46%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“natural history” (24 reviews)
“new wing” (17 reviews)
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Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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6082-244232
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"natural history"
in 24 reviews
"new wing"
in 17 reviews
"tun abdul razak"
in 7 reviews
"long house"
in 35 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 37 reviews
"old building"
in 13 reviews
"under renovation"
in 10 reviews
"free entrance"
in 12 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 10 reviews
"across the road"
in 8 reviews
"exhibits"
in 114 reviews
"collection"
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"aquarium"
in 23 reviews
"sarawak"
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"longhouse"
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"wallace"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots about Alfred Russel Wallace (co-inventor of evolutionary theory) who spent a lot time in Sarawak, and the Brooke family - the 'White Rajahs'. We expected this. What we didn't expect is a display about the discovery of human habitation in Sarawak 40k years ago...More

Thank Brian_de_Kilburn
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The main museum is closed for renovations, only the wing that houses its cultural history is opened. Though small, the museum packs lots of details in the galleries. The museum's layout is clean and comfortable. The artefacts are displayed in an easy to see way...More

Thank Addy_L_22
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place to learn more about the culture and history in Sarawak. The museum has good information! I would really recommand to go here!!

Thank Fama S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

my friend brought me to the museum when I was at Kuching. despite the fact that he's a local himself, he didn't even know how to explain things in the museum so we just walked around. maybe it was due to the fact that it...More

Thank Cheryl L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love museums this place is great. Nice and cool to get away from the heat for a bit as it is airconditioned. A lot to see and gain knowledge about the culture of the different cultures here.

Thank blackJaz
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

This museum is surprisingly old, founded by one of the Rajas years ago. IT contains an interesting collection of historical and cultural artifacts and is worth a visit. Unfortunately a lot of the exhibits were closed or under restoration during my visit.

Thank bklynbubba
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

There is a foyer open in the anthropological section with a couple of elephant skulls. The Art museum is closed I think, but in it's place is an exhibition of religious, cultural and historical artifacts and displays. It seems to be a condensed version. It...More

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Take the time for a visit to this museum to learn more about the history of Sarawak and its people. We enjoyed learning about the different tribes and the old practices, some still followed today. The little gift shop was a delight with a small...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

A worthwhile visit and interesting with all of the old-time taxidermy but I did like the history. Reccomend

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The main building is under renovation but afraid not, there are still other buildings open for visitors. Unique and rich in Sarawak history. Worth while to visit.

1  Thank Tang L
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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
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