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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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  • Very good46%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked from our hotel near the waterfront along Padang Merdeka to the museum. While it was a relatively short walk, there were upgrading works on the road and pavement along the way. The smaller building at the bottom had some taxidermy exhibits on the...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 6 days ago

The old building is a bit messy due to storing things from the other building under renovation (opposite of the road). Good place to know the Dayak culture and history on head hunting. There is a new building next to it, featuring interactive sensor, audio,...More

Thank yen j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best part was the building which was quite imposing situated on top of an elevated slope. The display was outdated and not interesting. The best part was the re-creation of a native long house. The adjoining building displayed the formation of sarawak and federation...More

Thank Fghchan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The displays were very informative and enjoyable especially the house model. But the temperature inside was unforgivable. The were putting stand fans to ventilate the whole areas. Doesn't make sense don't you think? Anyway, it's still a good place to visit, however, bring along fans...More

Thank Ahmad Salleh S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank IvanS225
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 14 August 2017

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

1  Thank Sudhir_Rajagopal
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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