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Cat Museum

Address: Kuching City Hall, Kuching, Malaysia
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Ranked #29 of 66 things to do in Kuching
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Owner description: Known as "cat city," Kuching is dotted with various feline sculptures...
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Type: Specialty museums, 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, Kitty."
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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
2 reviews
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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Thailand
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29 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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Kuching, Malaysia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Can,t believe that this huge building on the high point of Kuching was ever built ,a complete waste of time and money,only a die hard cat lover could get anything from this place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Nothing special but a good view to Kuching City from outside of the Cat Museum. Spent 45 minutes there on the way to the Sarawak Cultural Village.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This place is incredibly tacky, it's like they have purchased the entire back catalogue of Avon cat ornaments. In saying that our kids liked it, the gift shop was cool for cat lovers (which we are). If you are a cat lover with little kids and have time, it's OK, otherwise, probably not!

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Alor Setar, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Well, the cat museum itself is also self explanatory and as you may expect, there are a vast collection about cat's thing. But sometimes I feel that they just simply collect everything about cat and put it inside. However, despite of some "simple" collection, there are quite a lot of collection that are quite impressive.

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