Petroleum Museum
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Lufia
Penang, Malaysia2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
If you are a ‘museum person’, go and spend half an hour getting to know the history of Malaysia oil industry is fine. Otherwise, not worth a special trip. Since opened in 2005, I don’t think it has ever been updated. No interactive tools worked. Most of the display boards were faded. 2 stars rated - one for the knowledge I learned there and 1 for the grand old lady.
Written 4 August 2022
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The_kenyan_diaries
Nanyuki Town, Kenya156 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This place has lots of information, but unfortunately it’s become very run down. None of the interactive sites work, the information boards are sun faded and the whole place feels grubby and dark. The staff were completely uninterested and mainly just sat on their phones with their feet up at the desk. I wouldn’t in good faith be able to recommend it.
Written 18 August 2023
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IbrahimRabani
Sri Kembangan, Malaysia526 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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But the exhibits looks outdated and lack of maintenance with few of them arent working/switched off.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, Singapore711 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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xeidre
Paris, France200 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
As we only had one day in Miri, we decided to explore places within the city centre. We tried checking online for more info on the opening hours of this museum, but it had a page saying it is closed since Dec 2016 for refurbishment. The phone no. tagged to the Google page is in fact the no. for the Sarawak museum in Kuching, who didn't know if the museum in Miri is open or not. Hotel staff were equally clueless, telling us it is open. Worst still, the Visitors Information Center told us it should be open, that the refurbishment was completed a while back. So we took a cab all the way up Canada Hill. After being dropped off, we lingered a bit at the Grand Old Lady, and proceeded to the entrance, only to be told by a gardener that this place is closed. What a disappointment. And shame on the tourist department of Miri who can't even get their information correct.
Written 20 September 2017
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Erwin
Antwerp, Belgium2,967 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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harry s
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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91purple
Sarawak, Malaysia74 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
The museum have been good when it was built many years ago but it is now in bad maintenance. Some of the display items is not in good condition, air condition breakdown.
Written 25 July 2016
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HTH
Kuching, Malaysia147 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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