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Sarawak Museum

Tun Abang Haji Openg Road, Kuching 93566, Malaysia
6082-244232
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Ranked #11 of 34 attractions in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: The Sarawak Museum is often touted as one of the finest museum in South East Asia. Built in 1891 by the Second Rajah of Sarawak, Sir Charles Brooke... more »
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I found it pretty interesting - lots to read on the history of Sarawak. You'll probably enjoy it if you don't mind reading your way through the museum. Not a whole lot of artifacts to see though. Free entry and has a nice little cafe there with good wifi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We came into town quite late on a Saturday so we only managed a whirlwind tour of the main museum. There are three different parts and a textile museum behind Plaza Medaka across the square. Its a valuable learning experience if your interested in the history and culture of Sarawak and life in Borneo - oh and it's free. Go... More

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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Every time we go to Kuching, we visit the museum and the Dino exhibition there. Our little girl loves it so much! It's a great museum and it's free! Very often we feel that by visiting local museums in a city, you can tell how the local feel about their tradition.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is not one of the big city museums, but it is interesting and if you take a wider view around you ,you will see so much more. The curators have a real sense of different, to qualify has any other museum got a fur ball attached to dentures? Seriously though the exhibits need time to absorb, face value does... More

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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Very friendly, interesting and informative about local culture. We have been there twice now and enjoyed each time

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Ottawa,Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is a very informative museum where it is worth spending an hour or more while visiting Kuching. You will learn a lot about Sarawak

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The best bit is the top floor with lots of exhibits relating to the cultures of the various peoples of Sarawak. The ground floor is less interesting being mostly stuffed animals - shame that they got rid of the stuffed python with the pig inside that was there when I visited in 1989.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We only went into the old wing with the natural history and ethnological displays which is free to enter. There's a new wing across the road that has changing displays (dinosaurs when we were there) and a fee. The downstairs has a bunch of stuffed and replicated animals that look like they could use a bit of maintenance. Upstairs there's... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

If you are interested in history this is the place. An old fashioned museum with plenty of stuffed animals and birds and replicas of longhouses. There is a small shop in the old wing. The new wing is across the road. An aquarium is at the back as well as a park and old cemetery.

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Scottsdale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

In the space of an hour or two you can see the history of how the people lived in long houses plus the tools and weapons they used. There is a also a very good display of stuffed animals, fish and reptiles.

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