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Royal Regalia Museum

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Address: Jalan Sultan, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Description: A tribute to the sultan and the grand trappings of Royalty, this museum is...
A tribute to the sultan and the grand trappings of Royalty, this museum is a highlight of any trip to Brunei. The main gallery presents an impressive recreation of the coronation of His Majesty The Sultan, displaying the gilded carriage which carried the newly crowned Sultann through the streets of the capital city, along with gold and silver ceremonial armour. The Royal Exhibition Gallery showcases a selection of Royal Regalia from His Majesty's childhood days up to the time of his coronation, such as jewel-encrusted crowns, thrones, garments and His Majesty's revered silver Keris (dagger). The Silver Jubilee Gallery celebrates the mark of His Majesty's 25th ruling year. Here, one can view film footage of the auspicious event, amongst other Royal Regalia that made an appearance during the occasion. There is also the Constitutional History Gallery, which houses documents, photographs, film and recordings, and a gallery devoted to the life of His Majesty The Sultan up to the time of his coronation. Opening Hours : Sat-Thu, 9am-4:30pm , Fri 9am-11:30am, 2:30pm-4:30pm Shoes are to be removed before entering
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It was interesting to visit - worth you time !

You need to take off your shoes to enter and leave all smart phones and cameras with the desk. No photo allowed in this place as all the exhibits are personal item of the past and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Considering there isn't much to see & do in BSB, it's worth spending at least an hour here. The complex is surprisingly large & well presented. Shoes must be removed but slippers are provided. Lockers are also provided for bags, etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

You need to take off your shoes to enter and leave all smart phones and cameras with the desk. No photo allowed in this place as all the exhibits are personal item of the past and current king. It covers his early younger days with his father and it shows the complete linage of the Sultanate that once covere almost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Really great collection of Sultan and the Swearing in ceremony. Also best place to buy a Brunei Souveineirs. Great to take pictures in the lobby area, although pictures are not allowed inside.

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

There is a great deal of Royal artifacts, & ceremonial carriages, but the most interesting things in the museum are the gifts given to the Sultan from many of the worlds leaders & major business leaders. Lots of wealth here.

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Morwell, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We visited here as part of our city highlights tour. We were lucky to have our guide (who was amazing) because otherwise we would have missed so much extra information - as no one else provided us much. Everything was easy to see and the building was very modern.

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Galong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Visited this museum on a whirlwind day tour while on a cruise ship visiting Brunei. It had lots of interesting memorabilia regarding the various Sultans and their ancestors. Rich in gold embossed carriages and regalia. Suited more to the older generation.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is not a typical museum, it's a personal museum of the Royal Family of Brunei. Some incredible wealth is on display, amazing gold, jewels, and rare art work is on display enclosed in a lavish building built of marble that holds this massive collection. I am both happy it is on display but sad this incredible amount of wealth... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Do remember that no cameras, phone, backpacks, etc are allowed inside. There are lockers available for convenience. The museum displays many photos of Brunei's current king and royal family. The items used in the king's coronation, gifts gifted to the King, etc are displayed there. It is worth a visit to know more about Brunei's king and culture. There is... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It was interesting to learn about the sultan and his relatives. Everything in the museum is over the top! The carriage, the clothing, the gifts--incredible!

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This Museum is definitely worth visiting, as it is packed full of historical photos, costumes and chariots, uniforms, etc! Interesting to learn about a different culture

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