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Sarawak Museum

Address: Tun Abang Haji Openg Road, Kuching 93566, Malaysia
Phone Number: 6082-244232
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Ranked #19 of 66 things to do in Kuching
Type: Museums
Owner description: Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.
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Georgetown, Malaysia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
41 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Liked that the displays were bi-lingual with English. Free entry. Nicely laid out, informative. At the time we visited, other parts of the museum were closed fro renovation. Also went to Art Museum which was 4 or 5 art items for sale, a shop & a coffee shop (that was good). Tried to get into the 'stuffed animal' building but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The Sarawak museum has much to see and learn. Besides the history section , there is also a art gallery and a ceramic gallery. If one has time go for a walk in the museum park. That is one of the best especially if the weather permits.

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Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

History of head hunting in Sarawak are well published here.You can still see the skull of those victims hanging on to the museum ceiling..They are real heads and well preserved.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Spend the day at one of the best museums in Asia.. Full of wonderful artifacts and colourful history. Beautiful landscape and garden. Great for outdoor photography.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The upper section was good with backgrounds about the longhouses. The lower section is all about Borneo's inhabitant: animals. Lots of stuffed animals. Nice for the kids I guess. Museums are free, so you can just walk quickly in and out.

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Den Haag
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Not far from the centre, so easy to go and have a look. Part is about the history, mostly about the Iban tribe. Other exhibition shows all the animals that live around sarawak. Really nice to have a look.

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Looe, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It is hard to give a fair review as we visited in low season, when most of the place was closed for renovation . What we did see was a bit dark, dusty and dismal, although there was a party of schoolchildren having practical lessons on cleaning, so maybe it will be cleaner now.

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Pittsburgh
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This museum is in nice spacious grounds and has exhibits explaining the tribal way of life with photos, displays and artefacts. The building itself is built in a colonial style and the exhibits are informative.

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Miri, Malaysia
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My second visit to Kuching and the second to this museum. I spent 5 hours wandering around and eventually hunger drove me out. A pleasant way to spend a rainy day and of learning of the History, Flora, Fauna and Customs of the Sarawakians. A must do if in Kuching and its free.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The upstairs was really interesting and great Longhouse replica which we could walk around. Downstairs was disappointing, lots of not very well done stuffed animals which aren't my cup of tea. Also, the art museum part was closed :-(

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