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Sabah State Museum

Jalan Kebajikan, Kota Kinabalu 88998, Malaysia
6 088-253199
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Jalan Kebajikan, Kota Kinabalu 88998, Malaysia
6 088-253199
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Reviewed April 30, 2017

A good place to visit for history buffs. There's another building outback displaying some vintage cars and trains as well as heritage walk and indigenous cultural structures which you can enter via the car park.

Thank Alicia C
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

This was a well presented and seemingly comprehensive collection to explain the varied history of KK. Take an hour or so to look through here early in a visit.

Thank Belinda H
Reviewed April 28, 2017

The Sabah Museum was well organized and the items and information well displayed. We felt we had a clearer understanding of the history and the culture of the area. The highlights for us were the History Gallery, the Headhunting Gallery and the Ethnography Gallery. It...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Big museum housing culture references of KK. Very informative, tracing the foundation, historty of Sabah up to now. Exploring the whole museum would take 1- 1/2 hours. I enjoy listening to our guide on the history of Sabah. It is always interesting learning other culture...More

Thank jm_honeiz15
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

this place is small but is still worth to visit. unfortunately most of the stuff don't provide English description! you can only guess n search some key words from online! history n culture of picture n stuff still in good condition!

Thank zita_927
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Although some exhibits were currently being renovated,and some sections only had descriptions in malay, we still felt like it was a great experience!

Thank Boom C
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

The museum can be easily covered in 2 hours. You can immerse yourself in the rich and fascinating history- from the early administration of Kota Kinabalu, to stories of the infamous headhunter tribes, and the various flora and fauna species. One improvement needed is the...More

Thank Joanne C
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Well set out museum with some great displays. Lot of information about Borneo and its history. A must for history lovers.

Thank Helen P
Reviewed April 4, 2017

This small museum is well worh a visit and very cheap to enter. The museum has 2 floors covering the various periods in history when different counties such as Britain took control as well as the Janapese invasion. All of this has interactive videos and...More

Thank donnison44
Reviewed March 30, 2017

The museum's centre piece is a whale skeleton and also includes information and costumes on local indigenous groups and relics from different conflicts and political upheavals. Outside there are some traditional hits with human skulls hanging from the ceilings!! There is also a lager group...More

Thank HughMc
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Is the museum open on Sunday? If so, what are the hours?
February 13, 2017|
Response from Quinnedy | Reviewed this property |
Hi .. This is from the official website: Opening Hours Daily from 9.00am till 5.00pm Getting There By bus, take the No.13 (towards Penampang) from either bus stations in front of City Hall or Wawasan Plaza in KK and... More
How do I get there and return using public transport?
July 28, 2016|
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Response from tenuk | Reviewed this property |
I took a bus from the bus station in front of Marina Court. Not sure the number but the same way to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The driver/conductor should know when u say Sabah Museum and will drop you right at the corner... More