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Address: Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
Phone Number: 6082-244232
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Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this...

Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.

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Private Tour: Kuching Sightseeing Tour and Overnight Village Homestay

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Informative and entrance is free

It is walking distance from Plaza Merdeka and consist of old and new museum. Older museum have artifacts and stuffed animal displays. The new museum tells the history of Sarawak... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharlene X
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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very much enjoyed the museum. They have a longhouse display that is very good. Museum is free to visit and well worth seeing

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Thank CRhikers
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I try and get a visit in as and when I am in Kuching as the museum had provided me countless wonderful memories in the past. I was very impressed by the 'new' exhibition room on the top floor of the museum shop set in a separate building from the museum. The exhibits were exceedingly and very professionally laid out... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is walking distance from Plaza Merdeka and consist of old and new museum. Older museum have artifacts and stuffed animal displays. The new museum tells the history of Sarawak from James Brooke's era. Opposite of the road, there is construction going on for another new museum and estimated to be completed by 2020.

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Thank Sharlene X
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to visit the museum with our local guide - he talked us through the exhibits on thefirst floor on the history of anthropology of Sarawak, which brought things to life. Ground floor has many exhibits of te wildlife of Borneo, was also intersesting.

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Thank tamaraoconnor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to know origin of Kuching; culture & everything, all the information available here free of charge.

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Thank Faridah M
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very large museum with many stuffed and artificial displays. Maybe good for school tours, but I found it disappointing. However the smaller museum to the left of this, that explained native beliefs and the political and archeological history of Borneo, was fascinating. It is a hidden gem, and is worth visiting. I don't know what it is called, but... More 

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Thank Matt T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum focuses primarily on natural history; it has a lot of animal skeletons and shells. There are also historic aspects such as the cannons out front. Reasonably interesting if you like that kind of thing, but nothing special to differentiate it from natural history museums in other cities.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museums are all on the same campus so easy to spend time visiting the different ones - and the entrance is free. We started in the older musuem and then discovered the newer wing - air conditioned and interactive. Both great for getting an understanding of the history and people of Sarawak.

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Thank whatisthislife
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well there are plenty of interesting thing that u can see here..however it is so hot in there..as if the aircond doesnt exist..

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Thank Akmal N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting for those that love culture and heritage . I love the introduction of the religion of each ethnic , with video and clean theater. My little daughther is thrill to learn the culture, esp the headhunting activity, the handicraft.. the showcase of their product

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