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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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Kuching, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Apart from seeing cat 'ornaments' of all descriptions the museum has a small section devoted to the history of the city. There are some really great photos of Main Bazaar taken back in the 1960's & old court house too. The museum itself is free entry but if you decide to take photos there is a small fee. The museum... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Located in an interesting looking building, there are thousands of cats in this museum from ceramic and wood statues to paintings of cats and more. Free entry but a small charge to take a camera in. Very spacious inside. Interesting if you have kids or some time to spare in Kuching

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Miri, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Not a place to visit unless you are cat obsessed or are travelling with children, little ones will enjoy it.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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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
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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20 helpful votes 20 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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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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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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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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