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Address: Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
Phone Number:
6082-244232
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Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this...

Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.

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You can't beat going to a museum in a different part of the world... so much history and many tales to be told. Not the best thing to do to escape the heat though as the aircon... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't beat going to a museum in a different part of the world... so much history and many tales to be told. Not the best thing to do to escape the heat though as the aircon wasn't working to good.

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80 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is free to visit and is central so there is no excuse to not go if you have a spare couple of hours. It's not the biggest of places and most of the exhibits are without any explanation (apart from upstairs which I unsurprisingly enjoyed the most). Sadly upstairs was also stiflingly hot due to no a/c and... More 

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Malaysia
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Original building is hot and animal and other exhibits have not been updated since 1960. If not for longhouse reproduction on second floor I wouldn't waste your time. Start at newer 'wing' and cool down. It's modern exhibits describe where the culture and people of Sarawak came from. All free.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing number of historic items but very hot inside. Takes a good while to get around everything. The newer building is lovely and cool so you feel you want to stay longer and take in all the information. Well worth a visit for an insight into the culture and people of Sarawak.

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New Delhi, India
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very rarely does one come across a virtually open museum ....no tickets, no fuss . What one gets is an extensive expose' to wild life in the region, the evolution of the tribes, their ethinic living style , beliefs, costumes and a simulated long house. Fascinating and very educative.

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This museum is compact and contains many natural and man-made exhibits of interest. One small tip: the evaporative air-con struggles a little so if you walk to this venue as we did - try and do so in as cool a way as possible! There is a nearby art/cosmology/social history annex with positively frigid AC for relief and further edification... More 

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Perth wa
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

the museum had some interesting artifacts and stories about the tribal people. The long houses and the history of WW11 and independence

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Salisbury, Australia
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were surprised at the collection of artifacts & exhibits that were on display. We thought that perhaps we would just have a quick visit but because of the great number of interesting exhibits displayed we spent 2 to 3 hours there & still didn't see everything. A real opportunity not to be missed.

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Wyee, Australia
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Massive collection of variety of natural and historical objects, dimly lit which made the place a little depressing. Also hot and humid the day we visited, air-conditioning not effective or missing. You will need plenty of time and patience to cover the material here.

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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Certainly worth a visit (if not just for a break from the rain or sun). Lots to see and learn in the 3 adjacent museums, which are all FREE ! The text is however rather small on some of the exhibits

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