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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Jalan Kebajikan, Kota Kinabalu 88998, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Place to learn the history and people of Sabah. There are several buildings. The main building , resembling a longhouse houses the permanent exhibits including the Ethnography Gallery and a collection of brass heirlooms. There are many striking antique jars in the Ceramics Gallery, while...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GanL
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can find the set of Rungus Longhouse, Murut Longhouse, Tambunan Bamboo house, Bangkavan, Bryde's Whale skeleton, and other pottery inside. The cultural dress and traditional sword used to chop people's head off and why did they do that for. You will find a set...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ahmadsyihan
Reviewed 4 days ago

Unfortunately, we visited when there was no aircon so hubby was sweating the whole way through. There were some interactive exhibits like trying musical instruments and entering a mock cave which were fun, but definitely would prefer to be outside discovering what KK has. It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TheMelbourneCouple
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested in the history of Sabah then you are in for a treat. It gives a very informative and easy to understand history of the area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kellyjwg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting place lots to learn about the history of Borneo many well put together exhibitions. Out side is just as good with the botanical gardens and the longhouses Well worth a visit cheap to get in and easy to get to.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gwott
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has a great collection that displays the unique culture of Borneo, a clash between the culture of Pacific islander, Islamic, Chinese and more. A must visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mauruzou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

recent visit from 29 nov.to 3rd dec 2018 so well organized. it was a sunday. so it was quiet and serene. very friendly staff. the arrangements of the artifacts were simple and easy to follow. lots to learn from all the information . very well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jackie F
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Cheap and nice place to pay a visit. In the city centre. Short distance from Sutera Harbour. Pay RM2 for malaysian and RM15 for tourist.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Superdragonball123
Reviewed December 5, 2018

With a flat rate of rm15 for non-Msian, this museum would be an affordable place for large family to get a view of historical display and culture of Sabah. This museum has an outdoor section, namely Kg Warisan where you can explore the traditional houses....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mrsjemee
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Fascinating museum with lots of headhunter artifacts including skulls. All very interesting and enjoyable.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Journey2there2
July 2, 2018|
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Response from alisdairt | Reviewed this property |
The charge is RM 15 for all non Malaysian citizens. The reduced rate for children only applies to Malasian citizens.
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manuellemarym
January 19, 2018|
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No, it doesn't. I went wearing shorts and a shirt.
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August 16, 2017|
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Response from HughMc | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on what interests you! I personally thin 2hours is a good amount of time to enjoy both. It is also worth checking the rain - if its raining see the museum first, if its not raining take it the other way... More
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