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Sarawak Museum

Tun Abang Haji Openg Road, Kuching 93566, Malaysia
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Ranked #11 of 36 Attractions in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Miri, Malaysia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Aussie in Asia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This complex is patchy.An odd assortment of exhibits and some need replacing. The upper floor (long houses,etc) held my interest more. The Islamic Museum was closed as was the Butterly Exhibit. Still, worth a visit before going to national parks and other tourist attractions. Entrance is free but the usual 20 cents applies to the amenities.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The place is air-conditioned and free entrance. A good place to visit during hot day. The museum has few sections including from animal/wild life section, to traditional or cultural section and the local native section. Good place for children as well. There is a small aquarium park behind the museum, so make sure you visit it as well (free entrance... More

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

free entrance to this museum. It is very interesting as many of the artifacts appear to be from times past, for example some of the information on the Orangutans is from the 50s so gives you an intriguing insight in to how and when scientists were first starting to learn about these wonderful creatures. I found that fascinating. Lots of... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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39 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We went to art museum and Islamic museum only, the rest were closed. They crammed all the artifacts into the Islamic museum, it was a mess and crowded with visitors at the same time. It was an unpleasant experience and was too stuffy as the air- conditioning was not cool enough. Fortunately, entrance was free. One thing good about these... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Sarawak Museum is located in several different buildings across a busy main road, fortunately linked by a bridge. However, when wee visited they seem to have crammed most of the exhibits into the main building because the other buildings are mostly empty or closed off.

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