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Address: Kuching City Hall, Kuching, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60-82-446-688
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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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Everything and anything about cats

This museum pays tribute to the cats, in which the city of Kuching bears the namesake (meaning "cats"). Displays are all about cats from educational information on different cat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Kuching, Malaysia
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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This museum pays tribute to the cats, in which the city of Kuching bears the namesake (meaning "cats"). Displays are all about cats from educational information on different cat breeds to artifacts, artwork, statues, paintings and history about cats from the early days of domestication. Admission is free. If one wishes to take photo for memory keepsake & sharing, you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

very very very recommended to must places especially those who are cat lovers. You can see so many artifacts, photo, history all about cats. Free admission but must pay for camera/cell phone (choice leave your belonging at counter if you did'nt want to take photo)

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Johor, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

As you reach to Kuching, can have a walk to cat museum. It is a place to kill time~ 1-1.5hours. Nothing much there

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Sabah, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I am not particularly a cat lover but this museum was still worth the visit. You'll be surprised of how many cats artifacts and cats stories there are in this world. Love all the cats statues!

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Philadelphia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Unless you really love cats, I don't think it's worth the trip out of town. Bus takes about 15 minutes (1.50 rm) and drops you off at the bottom of a long winding hill you must walk up to visit. Musuem is free bit has a camera fee. And then it just has tons of cat statues, pictures, paintings, taxidermy,... More 

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Lampang Province, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The world's first cat museum is a bit out of town. The exhibits are beautifully displayed and generally amusing. There's also two lovely aquarium tanks well worth your gaze. Free entry,nominal fee for cameras.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Take the K15 bus from the central bus station near the City mosque. A short 15 min trip: 1.50MR - driver will tell you where to alight. Then a walk up a steep landscaped hill - good views of the city.

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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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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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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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