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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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Interesting little miseum

A small local museum with interesting aspects, particularly the longhouse and ethnographic elements. Good spot given it's a free museum.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The museum was nice but I felt the best thing about it was that it was free. The displays felt antiquated but the material they were presenting was interesting. I went there on a rainy afternoon and felt it was a good way to spend the day.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A small local museum with interesting aspects, particularly the longhouse and ethnographic elements. Good spot given it's a free museum.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
10 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Being a Sarawakian, I am really proud of the museum. It is really a nice place to spend sometime to look at a number of exhibits in the museum. The architecture is also a living art by itself.

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Mombasa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Upstairs at the ethnographic museum has a great, short exhibition on long houses. The 'natural history' museum downstairs feels very dated - with stuffed animals. They are renovating everything so hopefully when it reopens it will all be to the sam high standard of the long-house exhibition. Worth a look, and its free. Other parts of the museum were all... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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61 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

The museum is convenient'y located in the city and is easily accessible. There are about 4 museums in this complex that you can visit. You can spend half a day there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Housed in colonial houses the exhibits are old but well maintained. Most exhibits are titled. Overall the different exhibits are good enough to gather different interests together. Free

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

While it would be possible to hire a cab and do this yourself, we hired a guide and got a great overview of the local and tribal history. great stories on the headhunters and the traditions behind it

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London, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This museum hasn't changed much in the last three decades. But I still enjoy visiting it. Not the most PC with all the taxidermy, but it is genuine and still free!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The Sarawak Museum was built by Charles Brooke, on the encouragement of his friend, the great naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace. Wallace spent many months in Borneo, collecting specimen. One of them was the famous Rajah Brooke butterfly - now the symbol of Sarawak. A giant version is attached to the facade of the building. Too bad so little of the... More 

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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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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