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Sarawak Museum

Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good46%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“natural history” (23 reviews)
“new wing” (17 reviews)
“an aquarium” (11 reviews)
Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Reviewed November 13, 2015

I remember going there as a child - with more artifacts than nowadays. There was nothing left of the museum? No Dayak antique jar, etc. Nothing but a few items there since my childhood - a gift counter that is an eye sore, nothing much...More

Thank Junglehike
Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Visit when you have some time to kill. Not much to see : it all looks bit old and dusty. But it for free so whenyou have nothing to do head there.

Thank Agnieszka K
Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

As the oldest museum in Kuching, this attraction in itself warrants a visit. Apart from beautiful colonial architecture of the facade and wooden interiors, this museum gives a very good overview of the different tribes and cultures in Sarawak. If you are visiting Sarawak for...More

Thank JSY83
Reviewed November 1, 2015

Free admission, and you are able to learn quite a lot about the history of Sarawak. Some interesting exhibits, including a mock longhouse (complete with skulls).

Thank Roversforever
Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

I took my self to look around for 1 hour and 30min inside the sarawak museum and the aquariums (outside the sarawak museum)..however, im really disappointed because the 2 museum were closed because of under renovation..hope i get to see again once its complete renovation...More

Thank Dilah115
Reviewed October 25, 2015

This place looks really cool. If you visit Kuching, this place is definitely a good location to know more about Boreneo in general. Unfortunately, some parts of it were closed on the day we visited.

Thank vietjul
Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Many of the galleries were closed during our visit, so it was only possible to visit what appeared to be the natural history section. Several animals (including orang utans) are on display there. This was not quite what we had expected. However, on the upper...More

Thank nomad_girl2011
Reviewed October 7, 2015

This museum is small, with amazing atmophere, as it is old and romantic looking. It has beautiful exhibits on different species of animals living in Sarawak, on evolution and on the first floor the longhouse exhibits. As it is quite small, it is not for...More

Thank Robin O
Lulu K, Sarawak at Sarawak Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2015

A museum of jungle life

Reviewed October 7, 2015

Sarawak Museum is among the oldest museum in Kuching or South East Asia for that matter. It had also won several awards for its vast collections of antiques and its display of cultural stuff. Worth a visit if you are in Kuching.

1  Thank BorneoKid
Reviewed October 6, 2015

This place could do with a good dusting but it's interesting all the same. The displays are over two floors. I had a better understanding of the culture of Borneo after visiting this place. The longhouse display was great & the headhunting way of life...More

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Nur Amira N
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Response from Andy T | Reviewed this property |
As mentioned by akadir64, there are indeed 2 museums opposite each other but one is closed due to construction. The only one open there (near the Padang) at the moment is the Sarawak Museum. Their exhibitions include... More