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Address: Kuching City Hall, Kuching, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+60 82-446 688

Known as "cat city," Kuching is dotted with various feline...

Known as "cat city," Kuching is dotted with various feline sculptures and this unusual cat museum. Inside, see cat items from ancient times to "Hello, Kitty."

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It's a symbolic place for Kuching Town

Yea, for your information, Kuching, in Malay language means 'cat'. Meanwhile, this museum exist to let you more known to different kinds of cats, and some history of Kuching Town... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited this place thinking there would be different species of cats But was utterly disappointed Its a waste of time visiting this museum

Thank Kiran_Chalam
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a very interesting place to visit, it's all a out cat... I really recommend this museum... It far from Kuching but taxi shouldn't be difficult to find it... Very enjoyable place to visit...

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Kuching, Malaysia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yea, for your information, Kuching, in Malay language means 'cat'. Meanwhile, this museum exist to let you more known to different kinds of cats, and some history of Kuching Town. I've been attracted by the statue of cats inside the museum. And the entrance is free of charge! Come grab your time to plan a visit here, you would gain... More 

Thank bakabaka2356
Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little disappointed because we were expecting live cats. Mostly exhibits. Left after 20 minutes. More could have been done to live up to its name. An escorted tour should be good to explain on the history of Sarawak since they have interesting exhibits on the country and its history. Not recommended to visit because you'll be disappointed.

Thank zulothman5234
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like cats this is the place to visit and what Kuching is named after.Spent an interesting hour wandering around and buying goods.

Thank Peter E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an awesome museum. This is a must see and when you go, dedicate about 40 minutes to exhibit.

Thank Krn C
Fethiye, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love cats and so I dragged my better half to the Cat museum.... Big mistake... It was rubbish and a total waste of our time...

Thank johnboybrett
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It can be one of the best attraction in Kuching, however needs a major makeover to be one of the best attraction in Kuching, if not the best cat museum in Malaysia. Worth a visit if you want to know more about cats. The view outside the museum is great btw. Took few photos for the view. A great place... More 

Thank Alan D
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

Stopped by when going to Damai beach. Entrance is free, and there's lots of cats information inside such as: -famous people who owned cats -mummified/waxed rare cats -cats movie title and details besides cats, there's also a few medium sized aquarium near main entrance which showcased types of fishes and dwarf shrimp. another nice thing to know is that the... More 

Thank SleepsInCatPajamas
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Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

Been here with my 2 friends as a one day trip and realised there're actually many more species of cats that I don't know! The entrance is free except If you wanna take photos on it. Gain knowledge on cats and what's more was about the environment here. It's beautiful and it was quite sad that the day we went... More 

Thank Kostayeo

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