Fort Margherita

Fort Margherita, Kuching: Hours, Address, Fort Margherita Reviews: 4/5

Fort Margherita
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9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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leelitng
Ipoh, Malaysia106 contributions
Nov 2021
The fort is refurbished and converted into a museum which showcases the beginning of Sarawak and the development it has gone through. A good place to go for history lovers! The building is also well maintained and there are certain areas which display the bricks used to build the fort. However, it will be more convenient to get there by car.
Written November 24, 2021
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waget
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia384 contributions
Apr 2021
It is an iconic structure and it is worth crossing the river to see what it is about and what is inside it.
Written October 11, 2021
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Christine B
Fordingbridge, UK1,358 contributions
Feb 2020
Nothing to shout about. I went inside the Fort & visited the museum/gallery which was OK.
I wouldn't put it on my 'must see' list.
Written March 8, 2020
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Dear christine b, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit to one of our Museums, the Brooke Gallery at Fort Margherita. We regret that you had felt that way with regards to your visit to Fort Margherita. We are always open for suggestions from visitors on ways to improve the visiting experience. We hope to welcome you again at any of our Museums in the future. Thank you. Kind regards, Adams
Written March 9, 2020
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LRMcK
Cairns, Australia1,749 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Not easy to get to.... From the Kuching Waterfront, facing the river, walk to the right until you get to the big brown Grand Margherita Hotel. Go down to the jetty in front of the hotel and take the boat straight across the river. Price is 1 ringgit per person. At the other side of the river, head inland from the dock about 30 meters and you will see a big blue sign directing you to the fort. Go left and up the stairs. Keep heading uphill and veering left and eventually you will see the fort. Entry fee is 20 ringgit per person. You can wander around the small museum called Brooke's Gallery and the ramparts at your own pace. There are many historical documents, artifacts and photographs.
Written February 20, 2020
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Dear LRMcK, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and experience on your recent visit to Fort Margherita as well as the Brooke Gallery. We are glad that you had enjoyed your journey to the fort. We also would want to welcome you to our other museum, The Ranee Museum at the Old Court House. You would be able to learn more on Ranee Margaret, the consort of the second Rajah, Charles. We look forward to welcome you again to any of our museums in the future. Thank you. Kind regards, Adams
Written February 22, 2020
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TK How
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia22 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Small museum but interesting. They kept many historical items from Brooke’s family. I can see the reasons why Sarawakians are so friendly and united. It’s really built from their root. Good place to spend 1 to 2 hours of your trip. Highly recommended.
Written February 8, 2020
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Dear teckkienhow, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and experience on your recent visit to Fort Margherita as well as the Brooke Gallery. We are glad that you had enjoyed the exhibits that we had put up and that you had enjoyed your time spent here. We are also pleased that the exhibition had led you to the certain level of understanding of the unique heritage that Sarawak has. We look forward to welcome you again to any of our museums in the future. Thank you. Kind regards, Adams
Written February 8, 2020
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Jonathan W
Singapore, Singapore106 contributions
Dec 2019
This is a well-presented museum, which provides some balanced history of Sarawak, Kuching and the Brookes.

It is not accessible, however, and there is a tight stair-case to transit between floors, which may not be easy to scale for those without full mobility.
Written January 2, 2020
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Dear Jonathan W, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and experience on your recent visit to Fort Margherita as well as the Brooke Gallery. We are glad that you had enjoyed your time spent here. It is our main aim to share with visitors the unique history and heritage Sarawak has. Mobility issues is something that has been a concern for us and we are figuring out ways on how to offer the same experience to more visitors. We look forward to welcome you again to any of our museums in the future. Thank you. Kind regards, Adams
Written January 4, 2020
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J yeung
4 contributions
Dec 2019
Great Experience! Boat ride with the kids, a nice walk through the old village, museum staff are very nice! Great little destination.
Written December 30, 2019
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Dear Lokhinyeung, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and experience on your recent visit to Fort Margherita as well as the Brooke Gallery. We are glad that you had a great time at the fort as well as on your journey to the fort. We look forward to welcome you again to any of our museums in the future. Thank you. Kind regards, Adams
Written December 31, 2019
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Jenniefer99
Penang, Malaysia6 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
The staff attitude is bad and rude, especially one of the male staff! we bought a scarf (RM150) and the box for scarf is dirty. We asked whether have other new box but the male staff just keep saying is from supplier in a rude way and not try to solve d problem. it's your responsibility to make sure your products (including packaging) are in good condition when sell to consumer but not push away your responsibility to supplier. Besides, when we walked out, can still hear clearly the staff bang the door and scolding loudly (the male staff)!!!
Written December 14, 2019
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To whom it may concern, The Brooke Museums has contacted Miss Jenniefer and we are extremely grateful for her gracious response. The Team sincerely regrets the misunderstanding and can assure our visitors that we have taken steps to avoid a re-occurrence. Best regards, Liza Sideni Museums Manager Brooke Museums
Written December 17, 2019
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia11,993 contributions
Oct 2019
Fort Margherita was built in 1879 by Charles Brooke, the first White Rahaj of Sarawak and named after his wife Margaret, the Ranee of Sarawak. This landmark building located on a hill on the northern side of the Sarawak River, was built to help protect Kuching from unwelcome attacts from pirates. Today the fort has been fully restored and houses the Brooke Musuem which showcases some of the history of Sarawak and the White Rahajs. An enjoyable visit.
Written December 12, 2019
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Dear kpiddy, Thank you again for taking the time to share your feedback and experience on your recent visit to Fort Margherita as well as the Brooke Gallery. We are glad that you had enjoyed your time spent here. It is our main aim to share with visitors the unique history and heritage Sarawak has. And to have the exhibition inside a historically significant structure also plays a part in the whole visitors' experience. We look forward to welcome you again to any of our museums in the future. Thank you. Kind regards, Adams
Written December 14, 2019
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Kelly C
70 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We mistakenly crossed the Hana bridge by foot and realised that there is no direct walking path to the fort. Had we then took a river boat and walk up to the fort. Fort Magherita is a small museum depicting the history of Sarawak. From it, we learned that the Brookes family administered Sarawak for three generations not by European superiority but through mutual trust. The spiral staircase within it is quite unique.

After the visit, we took the river boat to cross the river to go back to the city center. Only RM1 for the boat ride but have to wait till sizeable passenger load.
Written December 12, 2019
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Dear kellycX8888RA, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit to the Brooke gallery as well as the Fort Margherita. We are glad that you had enjoyed your visit here. At the current moment, a new path way is still under construction to link the fort grounds to an existing jetty on the riverbank. Once it is completed, it will significantly cut short the time and effort needed for visitors to get to the fort. We hope to welcome you again at our Museums in the future. Thank you. Kind regards, Adams
Written December 14, 2019
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