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Address: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

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Drop By If You Have Time, Skip If You Are in a Hurry

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
ViajeraShelly
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Manila, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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1 Thank Valerie F
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars 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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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Within 5 minutes i was in and out of the place. Only 1 gallery was available to the public whilst the other gallery was empty. The gallery only showcased manuscripts and a stone tablet with calligraphy. Nothing special to see here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

A small place but with some wonderful items for researchers right back to the early 1800's. They have a wonderful book shop with all books in English but because they would be only small print runs they are quite expensive

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Closed for no apparent reason. It looked like they were doing some sort of renovations but there was no signage.

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malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

it is very spacious and lovely to look at i see there are more things still under construction. im curious of what else they are going to include there. so i may come back here to see.

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Apart from the large arch gate at the front, there’s not much to see in this place. There are just a few artifacts anh paintings which are enlisted as the artifacts from the ancient dynasties, nothing more. The Brunei museum is much more interesting and informative than this center.

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