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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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Some of the stuffed animal exhibits are very old and probably not to current day tastes, but more than compensated for by the long house upstairs and the associated exhibits. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
David P
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Works well for rainy days. There's no air conditioning, so be prepared. Some of the stuffed animals were a bit old-ish. But there's plenty of interesting things to see.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is really small and they don't really have much to see. It is free so if you don't have anything else to do it's OK. It took us like 30 minutes to get inside and see everything.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the stuffed animal exhibits are very old and probably not to current day tastes, but more than compensated for by the long house upstairs and the associated exhibits. Very informative.

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Thank David P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

free entry but air cons don't work so expect it to be hot in side. some of the exhibits were in need of attention. but it still had some great stuff on show. was great to see Wallace's gun and collecting boxes.

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Thank Ken J
Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was free entrance and decided to give a shot as I was in the area. Found it pretty good. A lot of things to look at and also learn more about the Borneo culture. Found the Longhouse exhibits pretty darn cool as you get the feel of what it was like living in the old days in a traditional... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum full with informative content and also counter of selling souvenirs available. Just the museum is a bit run down and need some polish in their interior. Overall, I like this place as I am interesting about seeking additional information about anything that have historical value.

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Thank Helen S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like the fact that most of the displays are more or less related to Sarawak. The longhouse exhibition is good and even comes with skulls of real people. A good museum to learn a little bit about Sarawak despite being small.

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Thank noosief
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You get to know about the history of the museum and mostly about Sarawak's flora and fauna. Still got more to improve.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a big place this museum has one floor devoted to natural history and another devoted to the culture. The building and surround is quite pretty and became the backdrop for wedding photos when we were there. The historic collection of stuffed animals is not everybody's cup of tea but it does give a good guide to all the species... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sarawak Museum used to be one of the best museums in Asia. Not anymore I am afraid. My revisit after my last visit some 20 years ago do find the museum in the past is much more historical and informative. Not that all the air conditioning broke down, I guess might have damaged all the artifacts which have to suffer... More 

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