We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Malaysia

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 243 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 63
  • 117
    Very good
  • 32
  • 4
  • 1
Small, interesting and free

Its a small museum hidden in the city but surrounded by beautiful landscaping. It is small but filled with information. Its free and suitable for everyone.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Penang Island, Malaysia
Add Photo Write a Review

243 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 217: English reviews
Penang Island, Malaysia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a small museum hidden in the city but surrounded by beautiful landscaping. It is small but filled with information. Its free and suitable for everyone.

Thank jojialin
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

History of chinese migrants is always an interesting topic for me and this place provided a wide range of information on the topic.

Thank One-mantrekker123456
Level Contributor
30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit. Very informative information about the Chinese settlement in Kuching. We learnt quite a lot. Some of the computer systems were down which was a shame.

Thank Richie1010
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
94 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the banks of the river adjacent to the Bazaar. Small but very well done and a very informative overview of the Chinese contribution to the development of Sarawak to this day. Free entry and quite informative.

Thank Barry T
Level Contributor
472 reviews
269 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This is a very small but focused an quite interesting museum, well worth a stop, if only to appreciate the Chinese perspective on life in Sarawak.

Thank Seasondtraveller
Seoul, South Korea
Level Contributor
256 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

A small museum on the waterfront, detailing the history of the Chinese in Sarawak. Very detailed information about all the different groups of Chinese and various clans as well as leading lights of the Chinese community. Would be of most interest to those with a Chinese connection. It is free and airconditioned so not a bad place to wander around... More 

Thank Globerwalker
Ettalong Beach, Australia
Level Contributor
65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This little museum on the waterfront in Kuching is often overlooked. It is really a very interesting way to spend some time and provides an insight into the history of the different clans who migrated to Sarawak in the past 200 years. And a bonus - the airconditioning is a wonderful relief from the sometimes sultry Kuching weather. Recommended.

Thank redape
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Interesting history of thr three waves of Chinese immigrants to settle in Kuching. Welll laid out with some nice artefacts.

Thank Ginny G
Kuching, Malaysia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Quite a good place for a stop and relax, you can watch movies on the story of how the Chineses come to Kuching and work to their status today.

Thank Janssw
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Level Contributor
49 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

A Chinese Museum located along the waterfront that portray all aspects of Chinese tradition. There is no entrance fee to enter the location.

Thank Shathees

Travelers who viewed Chinese Museum also viewed


Been to Chinese Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Chinese Museum and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Chinese Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?