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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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2 storeyed buiding with flora and fauna , traditional long house

This 2storeyed building is filled up with many knowledge;first floor is fish, snake, seashore birds of Sarawak . The second floor is exhibition about traditional long house and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
berm1974
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Bangkok
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The animal exhibits (stuffed) were not particularly accurate. The photo stories were interesting but repetitive. Liked the censorship on the traditional carvings. Just feels unloved

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Kuching, Malaysia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I rate the Sarawak Museum 5/5 because of the heritage it upholds as a historical landmark, as well as a part of every Kuchingnite's childhood. The building itself was built during the Brooke era, so that in itself is an exhibit. Tourists would find this museum lacking in terms of the exhibits due to the fact that it has largely... More 

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New York City, New York
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53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nothing to write home about. This museum looks like a place that hasn't changed in 50 years. The exhibits look old, outdated and unappealing, many stuffed animals in tiny exhibits; the corridors between the exhibits are narrow, and when the place is crammed with people -- movement is uneasy; the AC is inefficient, and you become hot and sweaty quite... More 

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Thank Maya M
Sabah, Malaysia
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent an hour or so here after a long day out. The airconditioning wasn't working properly & it was very steamy inside. The downstairs displays are mostly a weird collection of old stuffed animals. There is also some mining paraphernalia & other odd bits & pieces. There is not much in the way of explanatory notes. Upstairs is more cultural... More 

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Fremantle West Australia
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bit hot in here but the exhibits were so interesting I didn't mind....the tree of life mural is wonderful...

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The visit to the museum was a nice break from the heat Air conditioned and cool, lovely place to wander around for an hour or so

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Bwejuu
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Natural History Museum has been transferred to the National Museum Ground Floor while they are doing renovations. Never fear! The legendary super freaky taxidermied fauna of Borneo are still on display and it is a goldmine of bizarre looking creatures in an exciting variety of poses! The mammal section is by far the most rewarding. Upstairs is a far... More 

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Thailand
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89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On August 12th I “planned” to spend most of the day visiting the museum area; Sarawak Museum-New Wing is closed, Sarawak Museum-Old Wing is open…it is labeled an Ethnology Museum (most of it is an old 1960 style museum) with more stuffed animals in glass boxes. However, the description of tribes, the baskets, spears & masks were interesting to see,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a bit dated, nothing spectacular to see. The recreation of a traditional house is the best part

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Thank King K
Bangkok
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334 reviews
198 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 2storeyed building is filled up with many knowledge;first floor is fish, snake, seashore birds of Sarawak . The second floor is exhibition about traditional long house and its evolution, basketery and etc. it's open air so it's hot and humid. Be prepared with drinking water.

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