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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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Free with very good exhibit

A museum with long history, many very interesting artefacts (including of real human skulls). And it's free. First floor could be a little bit brighter but we are impressed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Asiain, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A museum with long history, many very interesting artefacts (including of real human skulls). And it's free. First floor could be a little bit brighter but we are impressed. Aquarium nearby is okay.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Many of the items inside the museum were the collections of the white rajahs. not many things to see except biological samples of the diverse Sarawak species. The canteen of the museum cooperative serve some seriously tasty breakfast, you should try.

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Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Nice display of native animals and the murals are great. Tour can see a replica longhouse inside and learn about head hunting. Cool mini aquarium at the back as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Sadly, only one (Ethnology Museum) out of the three buildings is open to the public at the moment due to the renovation works but it is still worthwhile as there is a lot to see and learn about the Historical and cultural facts of Sarawak and it’s people especially on the aborigines and the different tribes and their longhouses on... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The moment you step inside the museum, you would notice that the exhibits and the decorations looks as if it was frozen in time but in my opinion the rustic vibes gives the muesuem a homely feeling. The start attraction of the musuem however was the second floor as it has impressive exhibits on the people, culture and traditions of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went to this museum to get away from the heat but we were pleasantly surprised. A bit of history, a glimpse about the people of Borneo. Bonus: all the museums in Kuching are free

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Penang, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The museum is old and looks like no maintenance. When we visit, its their fasting month to close on 4 p.m.and by 3.30 pm they will start chase the visitor out.

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

great place to spend some time, very interesting, shame that some of the buildings were closed when we were there for renovation, but I'm sure it will be worth it for those who come afterwards.

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Seremban, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had a great time in this museum. Very well kept and informative. I liked the fact that they keep the watch that was found inside Bujang Senang's belly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I love coming to this place every now and then with my kids to view all the historical items here, many of the item here are well kept for so many years year, it included a replica of the long house where there is skull hunted by the native hanging in it. There are also lots of preserved animals display... More 

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