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Sarawak Museum

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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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Muzium Sarawak or the Sarawak Museum consists of a few buildings housing the natural history museum, art museum, and the ethnology museum. There is a modest aquarium within the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Muzium Sarawak or the Sarawak Museum consists of a few buildings housing the natural history museum, art museum, and the ethnology museum. There is a modest aquarium within the complex and the Sarawak Islamic Museum is just across the main road. Expect to spend half a day in this area if you have curious kids or you're a museum buff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Well worth a visit and its free. Plenty information on the different animals and culture of Sarawak and the guides are very helpful if you have any questions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Sarawak State Museum is the oldest museum in Borneo. It was founded in 1888 and opened in 1891 in a purpose-built building in Kuching, Sarawak. Sarawak state museum complex includes the Ethnology Museuem, Natural Science Museum, Art Museum, pleasant gardens, pavilions, Heroes Monument and temporary exhibitions. Free Admission. The ground floor of the museum holds the natural history collection... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This group of museums is a great place to learn about the local regions peoples, culture, natural wildlife and history. The exhibits are well laid out with informative signage but photgraphy is not allowed There is a cafe and gift shop on site. Overall a pleasant and educational visit and it is easy to get to and entry is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

new year day visit to the famous Sarawak Museum with family members & relatives with children who fly to Kuching early morning . children are keen in learning all the exhibitions that preserved in the museum . and the garden & Aquarium with many tropical fishes. the children are very impress. city tour followed with waterfronts visit & shoppings of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Interesting and informative. Learnt much about the indigenous people - their cultures, life styles and artifacts. Love the replica of Iban Longhouse, Iban Warboats, Intricate cavings and all... But if you have young children, you may like to reconsider... Witnessed a pre-schooler bawling and trembling in fear while his mother was browsing the exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It is well-maintained. There are animals (land,mangrove,river...), some seashells, stones, antics, bones, different Sarawak traditional ethnic groups houses,traditional costume, traditional weapons... Worth visiting to know more about Sarawak culture

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Nothing too interesting here. But there are quite a number of museums gathered here and all of them are free. Do drop by if you are near plaza merdeka. Otherwise, in my opinion, not much loss even if you fail to visit this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This museum is split one two levels and is easy to navigate as well as cool down with some well powered air conditioners!! The ground floor is dedicated to to the native animals of the area while the top floor focuses on the traditional long house, carvings and weaponry. Overall it's an insightful museum that gives more details on what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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