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Address: Kuching City Hall, Kuching, Malaysia
Description: Known as "cat city," Kuching is dotted with various feline sculptures and...
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."
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My companion got bored - I could have stayed a few hours more than the 30-45 minutes it was. Lots of kitty-kitsch of course, but some real information about the animals,some... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is the most fantastically eclectic, bizarre museum I have ever visited (and there's a good backlist). If you go to Kuching, you must visit this museum. Kuching also supposedly means cat and so there's a wide range of cat souvenirs, fountains and roundabouts to visit. Key among these is the municipal cat museum, a fantastic panoply of anything vaguely... More 

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Australila
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My companion got bored - I could have stayed a few hours more than the 30-45 minutes it was. Lots of kitty-kitsch of course, but some real information about the animals,some history and a section on people who liked cats

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Devon, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is possibly the only cat museum in the world and should be a must for lovers of all things feline! There are interesting displays showing the history between cats and humans, as well as a plethora of cat memorabilia. The displays were a little dated, but it's free to go in (you pay a small fee to take photos)... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Quite a special museum but it is not my preference. Young kids may like it. To me, nothing interesting unless you are a cat lover.

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The museum hosts a number of cat related displays - cat fights, cat walk, cat nap, cat cemetery, cat cave, catfish etc. There are also stories about cat superstitions in different cultures and some famous cats and their owners. Located just in the outskirts of Kuching city, the museum is aptly named - Kuching directly translates into cat. This is... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Some of the exhibitions barely passed as 'exhibitions'. Even some of the locals didn't know about this museum. They do however sell some nice fridge magnets.....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The museum is located far from any other attractions or city centre. it is recommended to come with a personal driver or your own transportation. I came with a bus which is fine, but the museum itself is located very high steep hill which requires walking. and you might find difficulties to find way back as there is very little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Definitely for cat lovers otherwise you'd be as bored as we would be in a dog museum! Everything you wanted to know about cats but didn't know who to ask. Impressively set up and an incredible number of cat related things. The 'story boards' were very informative and we managed to spend 1 1/2 hours reading and exploring the exhibits.... More 

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Kuala lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It was raining non stop that morning and it prevented us from doing other great outdoor activities. So we decided to visit the cat museum because it was nearer to our original place of interest while waiting for the rain to stop. It was more like a personal collection of items that have everything and anything to do with cats!... More 

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Shandong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Notice: If you take the bus from Jalan Masjid (downtown), you will have to cross a busy street and hike a 20m high hill worth of switchback road. It is hard to put into words what I saw at this museum. Suffice it to say that there are some things you cannot unsee. That being said, I do recommend this... More 

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