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Address: Tun Abang Haji Openg Road, Kuching 93566, Malaysia
Phone Number: 6082-244232
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Description: Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this...
Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.
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Dated and not a lot there, can be visited in about 30 minutes. Has plastic fish stuffed animals ( not sure if real or not ) some skeletons part of a long house with video and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Dated and not a lot there, can be visited in about 30 minutes. Has plastic fish stuffed animals ( not sure if real or not ) some skeletons part of a long house with video and commentary that doesn't work and a collection of odds and ends. So typical of attractions in this area poorly maintained and obviously no funding.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Interesting enough but the exhibits were not in great condition. Lots of stuffed birds, fish etc. a mock up of the inside of a longhouse. Worth an hour if passing by but otherwise give it a miss

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Philadelphia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Sarawak musuem is a bit weird, but it's worth a visit. If largely because it's free, air conditioned, and has free wifi that works sometimes. The first floor is an outdated natural history exhibit with a lot of taxidermy. It's showing its age, and is not very interesting. The second floor has some art and artifacts from local indigenous... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The whole museum could probably be covered in two hours or maybe less. There are some interesting things to see but the whole place looks run-down and tired. Exhibits are interesting enough and it features a lot of the the different tribes in Sarawak and also some historical events. It would be better if you have a private guide with... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great place for visit. But would have been excellent if they stationed few staffs around to explain what are the tings displayed and how does that relate to Sarawak. Taking photographs inside the museum is not allowed :'( One thing we enjoyed the most is the costume try offered at the entrance for RM19 per person. We grab the chance... More 

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Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The first time I visited this museum (Old Museum) was on my first trip to Kuching in 1987. Back than this museum housed some of the finest collection of antiques and preserved animals & reptiles species. I still remembered spending nearly the entire day there in the museum. This trip, I decided to visit the museum again and to my... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It is a small museum, not too much time needed to see the exhibits . Some pre-reading of Sarawak history will help one to grasp the history faster.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The ethnic displays are really good on the first floor, but that is really all there is. The Brookes section was closed for renovation when I was there and the two other buildings in the group were not open to view. Oh, and the museum over the road, that you get to via the footbridge is also closed. If museums... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Very interesting displays, especially the tribal exhibits. Our guide was from the Iban tribe and it was lovely to hear more about them. Lots of animal skeletons and good display of shells. There is a crocodile skeleton and beside it is a wrist watch which the crocodile was unable to digest. Also a large exhibit featuring the Hornbill. Nice to... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The museum was nice but I felt the best thing about it was that it was free. The displays felt antiquated but the material they were presenting was interesting. I went there on a rainy afternoon and felt it was a good way to spend the day.

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