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Sarawak Museum

Address: Tun Abang Haji Openg Road, Kuching 93566, Malaysia
Phone Number: 6082-244232
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Ranked #12 of 35 Attractions in Kuching
Type: Museums
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Owner description: Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Put a perspective on Sarawak and visit this place first.its a well conserved history of the State, covering every aspect of life, with fauna, flora, demography, aquatic life, ...everything. It's an excellent base to build on when you visit the other tourist attractions this state has to offer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Funding is always an issue for museums, even the Smithsonian. Here's a provincial museum with some wonderful (in fact unique) things to share, and you just walk in, no charge, free. You might be able to breeze through the Old Museum in 15 minutes by only taking superficial glances at items, but you could just as easily spend hours here,... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

There were about 4-5 buildings with each building describing the different history, for example, textile museum, islam museum and art museum. The place was nice, however, we found that it was poorly arranged. We can see the information was pretty old and not labeled properly. Nevertheless, this is the place where you get to see the different cultures in Sarawak... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

There are three museums in this complex, but two of the buildings were under renovation. However, some of the exhibits from those two museums were displayed in the building that was open. We liked the presentation, life size mannequins depicting local customs, we saw interior decorations and settings of what it would be like in local homes, all in all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

There is so many displays of all sorts of things here, a very interesting walk among lots of things on display depicting the history of the Sarawak people and things they used. Enough to keep everyone interested.

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Kuching
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is reputedly the oldest museum in Malaysia. The building itself was built during the days when Sarawak was under the Brooke rule (the White Rajah era) and is in the style of Tudor England. There are lots of shells, stuffed animals and such, but the more interesting things are the artifacts collection from the olden days when only the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We loved this place, this was by far better than the cat museum. It was bigger than it first seemed and was in an old Colonial building. Plenty to learn in here and the kids (7 and 8 years) found it interesting too. It's a must do in Kuching.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Free but also very old (don't expect a brand new museum), this museum is a good introduction to all flora you could find in Borneo and also if you're planning to stay in a longhouse, as the first floor is giving you a big amount of information regarding longhouses history...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A must go when you visit Sarawak. You will get to see plenty if different tribes houses besides the cultural show. Very good experience for first timer

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Looks like no one has updated this museum since the british left. Too bad. At least it's air conditioned.

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