Petroleum Museum

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HTH
Kuching, Malaysia147 contributions
Petroleum Museum ,Miri
Jan 2020 • Solo
One of the attraction place for Malaysian and foreign traveller as well.Visitors can experience an real earthquake conditions at the simulator installed.Furthermore,the admission is free of charge.
Written 21 April 2020
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Sarnia31
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia20 contributions
A bit tired, but interesting for engineers
Oct 2019
The museum was opened in 2005 and doesn't seemt to have been updated since. Hence the exhibits are looking a bit faded and dull by comparision with other O&G exhibits I've seen such as the National Musueum in Qatar. But still, it's interesting if you've ever thought for more than a few seconds where all that petrol and plastic comes from.
There was no aircon operating during my visit, just a few fans. But then it would hardly be justified by visitor numbers - I saw just three others there when I went on a weekday.
Written 17 October 2019
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IbrahimRabani
Sri Kembangan, Malaysia538 contributions
it was good but i should have been better
Jun 2019
visited the museum during my visit to Miri.
When i was there, I was the only visitor, that was around 11am.
The museum shows the history of Miri and how it became the first settlement in Malaysia to be involved in Oil & gas industry.
But the exhibits looks outdated and lack of maintenance with few of them arent working/switched off.
Written 17 August 2019
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minghui79
Singapore, Singapore721 contributions
Great views of Miri and Free Museum access
May 2019 • Friends
I visited the top of the Canada Hill where the petroleum museum is located. There is no public transport to the top of the hill but it was an easy Grab ride away from the city.

As an Oil and Gas practitioner, I found the Petroleum Museum to be interesting as it traced the history of oil discovery of Malaysia and displays of artefacts related to my field of work. The Museum and the Grand Old Lady were free to enter.

The views on top of the hill over Miri was great. I feel that this is a must-do site in Miri other than visiting the coastal areas.
Written 27 May 2019
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Yuksel Iskit
4 contributions
Kind thought
Mar 2019 • Business
It is a beautiful place to visit. Keeping the first well drilled 100 and more years ago and produced for almost 70 years on the land was a good idea. You can see the oil boom and understand the politic games behind all when you read the articles.
Written 21 March 2019
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Mohamad Udin
Miri, Malaysia43 contributions
One of the most historical site in Miri City.
Nov 2018 • Couples
This museum is located on the top of the so called Canada Hill and It is providing an overview on the history of the first Oil exploration and production in Miri City since year 1910.
In the museum itself you can read the written history and also can see some samples of the oil products and how they are being drilled and stored before either being shipped out for sale or being piped to our neighbour hood Seria in Brunei for processing.

Outside the museum, there is a replica of the first Oil well structure called the Derrick and you can also stand at the edge of the hill to view Miri City from high above.

One can either utilize his own transport or take a taxi to access the location.
Written 18 November 2018
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Erwin
Antwerp, Belgium3,068 contributions
Mixed feelings
Jun 2018 • Solo
This museum gives you a nice overview on the history of the oil exploration over the years in Miri.
The museum opened in 2005,interesting but on the same time it’s really not maintained, several screens are not working.
Grab from city centre to museum RM7
Museum entrance FREE
Written 19 June 2018
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lonelyrunner_91
Singapore, Singapore141 contributions
Not a "must-visit" atrraction
Mar 2018 • Solo
Entrance to the museum is free. If you're interested to learn about the commercial history of Miri, this is the place for you. Exhibitions are interesting but the museum is quite rundown. Some interactive aren't working. In certain exhibitions, the air-conditioning is down. There are some exhibitions that caters to children - that maybe useful to keep them entertained.

In my opinion, it's not worth visiting unless you wanna kill some time.

The only way you can access here is by taxi/ride-hailing apps. Located on top of Canada Hill just beside the Grand Old Lady.
Written 20 March 2018
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Pär H
Stockholm, Sweden55 contributions
Open museum, interesting exhibitions, run down
Jan 2018 • Solo
I encountered an open museum and I had a good time learning about the oil exploration and production in Miri. Some of the interactive things didn’t work and needed some maintenance. It’s a bit inconvenient located and no good walking path. I recommend having a car or getting an Uber/grab ride.
Written 30 January 2018
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harry s
2 contributions
First place Must Visit when arrive at Miri!!
Jan 2017 • Family
when search about Miri..what 1st can do..go to grand old lady bcoz have 3 attaraction place!!1st the Grand Old Lady its self!!2nd The petroleum Meseum and 3rd canada Hill to see Miri view!!
Written 13 December 2017
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