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Cat Museum

Kuching City Hall, Kuching, Malaysia
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Ranked #16 of 36 attractions in Kuching
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Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Known as "cat city," Kuching is dotted with various feline sculptures and this unusual cat museum. Inside, see cat items from ancient times to "Hello,... more » Owner description: Known as "cat city," Kuching is dotted with various feline sculptures and this unusual cat museum. Inside, see cat items from ancient times to "Hello, Kitty." « less
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We thought since kuching is known as the cat city we should visit the cat museum to find out a little more. Its set on a small hill so great views of the area. Museum ok if you are interested in cats.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a strange place, but as it costs nothing, worth a look if you have a spare hour. More like someone's own personal obsession than a museum

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A fun way to spend half an hour and get out of the heat. Very kitsch with models and pictures from around the world. The stuffed cats are rather scary. Great if you love cats or have a spare 30 minutes but not worth going out of your way to get there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our taxi driver offered to stop for us when we returned into kuching from our stay on the Santubong Penninsula. As long as you don't take the place too seriously, you will enjoy yourselves???!!! It will certainly put a few smiles on your face??!! It reminded me of someone's personal cat collection on 'steroids'??!!!! There are some more serious displays... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A big cat's head will greet you first then a ticketing staff will stop you for registration. You will need to pay RM4.00 if you have a digital camera with you or RM3.00 if you have a smartphone. However, not everyone pays for it but I did. So, the management will need to catch those who took photos without paying... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

This museum is free. Lots of facts about cats and the part they play in different cultures around the world. Dispays of cat collections. There is also a cafeteria to buy a drink and a meal if you want. I got the hotel to drop me there, but a short walk down the hill to the bus stop takes you... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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101 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had visited Cat Museum by Dec 2011. We took a cab about 10min to arrive there. We love this special museum very much, from out look to interior design. Everything seem very interesting. Although it's just a tiny museum, it's worthy for this trip. A must come place when you visit Kuching ( means cat in English)

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Singapore, Singapore
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If its possible to associate something with a cat in some way, then there will be a display in this museum. This is pretty much compulsory viewing if you are in Kuching. My personal favourite was the display of cat food.

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Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Against my wishes but because my friend wanted to go, I ventured to the Cat museum. Being in a negative mood, I decided to look at it with humour BUT i was surprised. Yes it is a cat museum but a very good history museum as well. Worth a vivit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

As part of a tour we were taken to this museum. Wow!! So many pussy cats. They came in all shapes and sizes and media. Collections of porcelain, stone, ceramic and paintings and prints. The history of cats in Kuching (how Kuching got its name as the City of Cats). A truly remarkable place to become a cat and wander... More

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