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Sarawak Museum

Tun Abang Haji Openg Road, Kuching 93566, Malaysia
6082-244232
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Ranked #13 of 36 Attractions in Kuching
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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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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A well maintained museum with artifacts, nature wild life and information about Sarawak demographic. Free of charge and cold with air conditioning. Some parts of the block are closed for renovation. Will suggest to donate some money to the history fund of Sarawak as an support to the history conservation effort. Will not recommend the fossilfied wood gallery at the... More

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
41 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were very disappointed after looking forward to a visit to this museum. As the previous review said most of the buildings were closed, but the displays that were available to see were sometimes unbelievable (they had plastic toy dinosaurs to show the Jurassic era!) The 'wildlife' displays were badly made taxidermy animals with no explanations. The only area of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited on Saturday 6 Sep and much of the space seemed to ybe closed. The shop in the Art Museum was probably 3 times the area devoted to Art and in fact you could hardly call it an Art Museum. There are several buildings all within an easy walk of each other, but nothing was particularly good. The natural... More

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Margate, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A great look at native life of the past with the long houses and the "head hunters" plus many skeletons of animals, weaponry, and history.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Some interesting displays and the recreated long house and different tribal information is very interesting. A lovely building and we had a lovely afternoon here, the aquarium and the art museum which does lovely ice drinks.

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Miri, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We enjoyed the time we spent at the museum although if you have travelled a bit in Borneo there is not much there that will surprise you.

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Bergisch Gladbach
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This antique museum displays species of all kinds of animals from whales to snakes and birds and still boasts the original display cases dating back to 1890's! On the 1st floor you can see interesting details on the various tribes of Sarawak with accompanying videos.

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england
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

the cluster of museums in this area are worth a visit anytime with a wide range of artifacts and knowledge available.close to many of the hostels and green spaces.

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There is simply no reason not to go to Sarawak museum when you are in Kuching. It is free! and interesting! On the ground floor you will gain insight in the wildlife of Sarawak, while upstairs you find information on the traditions of the tribes.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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10 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We didn't get to use the pedestrian bridge to visit the main building of the museum as we were informed by the staff at the National History Museum that the main building is now closed for renovation. A new building will be constructed on it with more space for parking. So, most of the artifacts, paintings, sculptures and art works... More

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