We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Btwn. Carpenter Street and India Street, Kuching 93400 , Malaysia
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Private Tour
More Info
$205*
and up
Private Tour: Kuching Sightseeing Tour and...
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 83 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Small Detour along the River.

Interesting but sadly in was not maintained and there was a Lebanese restaurant in the Centre but it's no longer there now in our recent visit. Kuching council or Sarawak tourism... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
annecheehyde2018
,
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Similar Things to Do in Kuching

Add Photo Write a Review

83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Level Contributor
32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like strolling through old Kuching and admiring the almost 150 years old colonial architecture of the Courthouse set beside beautiful ancient trees and of course beside the scenic Kuching River.

Helpful?
Thank Donald M
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Level Contributor
51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Interesting but sadly in was not maintained and there was a Lebanese restaurant in the Centre but it's no longer there now in our recent visit. Kuching council or Sarawak tourism should rehabit this beautiful architecture building. Either hosting restaurant or cafeteria would brings this old court house to life.

Helpful?
Thank annecheehyde2018
Kuching, Malaysia
Level Contributor
66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

A must for those who love to take a look at this mid-1920 architecture design. Located right in the heart of the old Kuching town in between the China Street and India Steet.

Helpful?
Thank CityFolks777
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
263 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

It's an okay building and even the monument to the White Rajah is not particularly noteworthy. The building is in a nice colonial style. The only reason to visit is the tourist information office and the many overpriced tourist gouging eateries.

Helpful?
Thank macedonboy
Level Contributor
302 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I found the Old colonial Courthouse to be very impressive; especially the interior wood work / timber which are well maintained. There are restaurants in it and this is also where the amazing; ever friendly Visitor’s Information Centre is located.

Helpful?
Thank Gerard R
Kuching, Malaysia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

ok lah...easy to find food, but not too cheap compare to the place. next time we can introduce to lot of kuchingnites

Helpful?
Thank 554erman
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
37 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Old british design building and you will feel amaze with how they maintain the building so nicely. There are few nice restaurant nearby and also just opposite Kuching Explanade. definitely must visit.

Helpful?
Thank Kenny730
Level Contributor
50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I believe other reviewers have the same sentiment. When I saw the old courthouse lease to a restaurant, I felt that commercial value in more important than preserving the heritage especially Sarawak which has more than other places I have seen in Sarawak. The building could have been put to better use such as a cultural or colonial museum since... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gopinathan75
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
383 reviews
335 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 440 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

When I was at the Old Courthouse, the entrance to the building was closed and there was a policeman seated outside guarding the building. I understand that the building was now being run like a restaurant. The area in this part of the Kuching waterfront is unique and beguiling. The rows of delightful prewar Chinese shophouses along the stretch of... More 

Helpful?
Thank soh_kien_peng
Singapore
Level Contributor
285 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I did not manage to go into the courthouse as it seems opens from Mon-Fri. I gave a very good review reason being I like the building a lot. This is where the courthouse used to be until the new building is up. some of the place in the courthouse already turned into the cafe & restaurant. I do feel... More 

Helpful?
Thank AmethystAme

Travelers who viewed The Old Courthouse also viewed

Kuching, Sarawak
Kuching, Sarawak
 

Been to The Old Courthouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Old Courthouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?