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Address: Tun Abang Haji Openg Road, Kuching 93566, Malaysia
Phone Number: 6082-244232
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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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Seeing where my ancestors came from

There was so much to see here! A huge amount of old black & white photos, pictures of the long houses, how visitors first came to Sarawak, interesting photos of some of my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
elephants59
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was so much to see here! A huge amount of old black & white photos, pictures of the long houses, how visitors first came to Sarawak, interesting photos of some of my relatives, various statues of colonial figures & tribes, as well as an exhibit of the huge crocodiles that can be found! There were some interactive displays too,... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hopefully my review could bring a light to Sarawak Tourism Board on the current condition of the museum. As a Sarawakian, the Sarawak Museum is a landmark which holds such precious and interesting relics on Sarawak history. But then as years progress, there was nothing done to improve whatever is displayed there in the museum. The museum is dim, the... More 

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Nambucca Heads, Australia
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alfred Russell Wallace - should be a headline attraction, there is a brief and interesting display about him. The collection is extensive, however bring a torch, it is very dim. If you didn't know about Wallace then the significance of the museum would be missed. also the original curator was Tom Harrison, a very unusual English man, worth checking him... More 

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Thank JulietETilson
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The architecture itself was pretty grand and nice but once inside, exhibits are not organised well and there were barely any descriptions to enlighten visitors on the significance of the objects that they are looking at. Stuffed animals were placed together with guns and old artifacts while certain sections of the museum were rather dark and dingy, perhaps because the... More 

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Thank moseschew
Brooklyn
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The museums comprise a number of different museums and we visited the ethnology for a quick introduction to the multicultural composition of the Sarawak indigenous and immigrant peoples. The museum is small, and takes no more than two hours to visit. It definitely has a rustic feel to it, and it gives it some character. I particularly liked the exhibit... More 

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Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Good collection, near city center, nice models of ancient houses and good information with photographs

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Thank Nandkishore-K21
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Re-living the Brass/bronze wares this museum holds a small share of the bronz era which we were trying to learn more on the collection of the metals to the date and time it was 1st used in Borneo as we have a good collection of Brass/Bronze wares of Borneo.

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Thank annecheehyde2018
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

As usual it is raining in the monsoon-season, so we went to the sarawak museum to avoid the rain, the museum is so worn down it was raining INSIDE(!!). But the entrance is free, so who am I to complain, the lower floor hosts some animals. The lower floor was completely dark and we used our iPhones to see the... More 

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Thank Jonas L
Malaysia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

It's close on Christmas. May check the opening hour before you want to go. Behind this Museum, it's a small aquarium.

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Thank nyiyuki
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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119 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

we had a quick tour here, and discover new thing and knowledge about sarawak. people manage to buy some souvenirs for family and friends too.

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