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Address: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

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Visit if you have spare time

There are some interesting sections in this museum, but as others have mentioned alot of it has little or no English. That said it does give one a bit of an idea about Brunei... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 25, 2017
Melanie T
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Kilcunda, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

had the chanced to visit this history center and glad i did ...find out a lot about brunei and its people.

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Kilcunda, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

There are some interesting sections in this museum, but as others have mentioned alot of it has little or no English. That said it does give one a bit of an idea about Brunei history so if you have some spare time you could spend 30-60 minutes out of the heat and learning a few historical facts.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

A must for who is interested in history. History is told a little in their fovor, but I didn't mind. That goes for every country. It was a good museum.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Although many panels are not in English, enough are to give you a great sense of Brunei's historic significance as a major trading post in Northern Borneo. The exhibition is free although you are required to remove your shoes and put on slippers (I recommend wearing socks as many people have worn these slippers.) The exhibits trace the history of... More 

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Rockdale, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Being my very last morning in Bandar Seri Begawan on 13/07/16 before checking out of my local accommodation I had a few hours to kill, decided on visiting Brunei History Centre a 10 min walk away from my hotel. On entering the staff were friendly enough & free admission. However walking around on 2 levels there's not much to read... More 

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Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2015

Located next to the building containing the Royal Regalia Museum (on Jalan Sultan) is a more humble (white) residential type abode housing the Brunei History Center. Opened in 1982, the center is briefed to research the history of Brunei, which indirectly would mean the history of the ruling family. As such, much of the work conducted has been on establishing... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2015

You may drop by Brunei History Centre after going to Royal Regalia Museum. They're almost beside each other. This is a small museum that mostly contains important documents in Bruneian history, old maps, and a few artifacts. Honestly, I slightly got bored with this museum. I just gave around 10-15 minutes of my time then left. Anyway good thing it's... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Located near the Royal Regalia Building is the Brunei History Centre. The building containing the history centre is not as impressive Royal Regalia nor are the displays as impressive nor as well translated into English for the English speaking visitor. The are many documents displayed (and a few artefacts) such as old maps, treaties, and more. The history buff would... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

Their is a wonderful book shop here. Most times it has the OPEN sign flashing but you have to go to reception for someone to open the shop. They have several free exhibitions going at present and if you are interested in the country you have visited they are well worth seeing. It is at the back of the Royal... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

This museum is not for everyone. It is small and there is not much history in it except for the variety of genealogy charts, one of which is in English with colored photos of the lineage of the Brunei Royal Family. Several of them married cousins. There are also documents from the 19 and 20th century of the agreements between... More 

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