Sarawak Museum
Sarawak Museum
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Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.
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Erico2709
Singapore, Singapore2,394 contributions
Aug 2023
The new museum building has just completed its renovation but unfortunately, the exhibits are currently wrapped and housed at an adjacent old building. Maybe best to check if they are up and running in the new building before visiting.
Written 25 August 2023
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Hl
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
It really shouldn't be necessary for local citizens to pay for the fees. This museum needs a lot of room for improvement. I hope it can change from the historical display of Sarawak to today's society. Such a large building is too wasteful.
Written 6 August 2023
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Anand1351
Singapore, Singapore2,735 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Place is beautiful and is housed in a massive building.
Interesting artifacts and some good knowledgeable contents across 5 or 6 floors.
Washrooms are spotless , impressively clean.
Written 6 August 2023
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John S
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
Mar 2023
Awesome, five floors of history presented in an easy to understand format. The building is huge and has not been open for very long. It is a true chronological view of the history of Sarawak.
Written 11 April 2023
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TheresaSD
Aude, France138 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
An excellent museum. The museum is no longer in the original Colonial building but has been relocated to a much larger building next to it. Four floors of history on the island, the country, the city, and the tribes. Great displays and information on the history.
Written 13 March 2023
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Nicholas G
Bath, UK819 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
The new building is now open! It’s now called the “ Borneo Cultural Museum “.
And it’s one of the best museums we have been to in for ages. Well presented exhibits with perfect English translations. Needs half a day at least to get through it.
Good cafe for a coffee and snack.
Written 11 March 2023
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Federico B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia131 contributions
Jun 2022
I feel this museum is a lost occasion for Sarawak. Indeed, even if the building is very nice, the museum is organized more as a selfie set and theme park, then as a place where visitors can learn and discover Sarawak while having fun. The collection is organized in a pretty messy way, with many repetitions and no clear storyline. As a comparison: when I left the Indigenous museum at Washington DC, I knew a lot more about American indigenous people: their history, customs, culture, ethnicity. When I left this museum, I felt I did not learn much about Sarawak. Given it should have cost a lot of money, this is really a pity.
Written 8 June 2022
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Lance Lai Xuean Ye
Kuching, Malaysia6 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
The new Borneo cultural museum is just open next door and the old museum is just empty after renovation.
Luckily, the organisers can host any events there.
It’s a nice building after renovation and it looks fresh.
If you want to come here for photography here, you can come. 📸📸📸
Written 2 June 2022
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ahmad ilham
Kuching, Malaysia6 contributions
Apr 2020 • Solo
A good introduction to the history of Sarawak with many photos and audios. There is also a 15 minutes documentary you watch it as you enter. Entry is free.

If you want to know all about Sarawak and you only have 60 minutes, this is it. History, culture and so much more. Although some artefacts need more care, others are quite fascinating. Very nice touches in storytelling adding more depth to the experience. Visit with an open mind and be enlightened.
Written 25 March 2021
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HTH
Kuching, Malaysia151 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
15 minutes distance from Kuching city centre. The museum is an landmark and spot attraction as many natural history displays here.
Besides ethnographic collection, got a lot fauna specimens ;examples snakes, birds and others.
Written 13 March 2020
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