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Sandakan Heritage Museum

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Wisma Warisan, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
+60 89-222 679
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Small basic museum

this museum is small and very basic, but it does cover a lot of the history and the heritage of... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Didn't know I was in a museum

If you want a AC break then drop by with low expectations for learning much. the Museum needs KL... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Wisma Warisan, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
+60 89-222 679

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

this museum is small and very basic, but it does cover a lot of the history and the heritage of Sandakan from first settlers to independence of British rule. Yes it is basic, and old fashioned, but it has its own charm. And its free!

Thank yorkstravelgirl
Reviewed 21 May 2017

If you want a AC break then drop by with low expectations for learning much. the Museum needs KL to donate some serious cash to it. The building needs to be pulled down and started again

Thank thisiscrazy12
Reviewed 28 March 2017

There are two exhibitions, one about pair of two Americans who were travelling around Borneo in colonial times. Second exhibit is about Sandakan history and WWII. The museum is old and need renovation, but has some charm as well. Free of charge.

Thank Aleksandraaaa
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Try to Give ourself a little more time to not only see & learn, but to also to reflect on the days gone by

Thank CeciLWagstaff
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Small area on display on ground floor of building entry is free. Of interest is life size models of traditonal houses. And photo's from early colonial times and those of the wildlife. Also there are many images of the early explorers and the tribes they...More

1  Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 9 September 2015

not worth to go there.verry old building needs renovation.free entry for a change in sandakans museum.

Thank Franz G
Reviewed 16 August 2015

A little tired and old fashioned, but interesting as both in terms of what was covered and how it was exhibited . . . almost a time capsule of a bygone age! They very kindly looked after our bags whilst we explored Sandakan!

1  Thank Jim S
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Sad sad sad..well, the heritage trail idea was good in order to attract the tourists. Being part of the heritage trail pit stop, this place seriously need an upgrade. There was no clear sign board that could direct us to this place and when we...More

Thank Afidzah
Reviewed 23 May 2015

After the excellent Agnes Keith House we had hopes of the Heritage Museum. On the day we visited the ground floor was closed due to lack of electricity, old files were dumped all over the place, and the dust in the upper floor rooms meant...More

Thank Gerry L
Reviewed 14 May 2015

It was small and had few artifacts (it obviously doesn't have much of a budget) but it did explain well the early history of the town and how it was affected by WWII. We learned some things we didn't know and it was well worth...More

1  Thank Chaschix
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