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Review of Sarawak Museum

Sarawak Museum
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Half-Day Kuching City Tour
Ranked #6 of 89 things to do in Kuching
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Owner description: Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Nice building to pop into and see. Quick walk around with a few interesting exhibits - good longhouse replica upstairs.

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“A delightful morning of 'head hunter relics' and local school children”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

On our Saturday in Kuching we waited with local school children whose teacher was taking them to the museum . The children were polite and gorgeous in their purple and white uniforms wanting photos taken and some snaps of us , asking about Australia and kangaroos. The museum was free and spread over 2 wings : the old and new . In the same area we visited the art gallery which had a 'pop' art exhibition of current local quirky artists seeing Kuching and Sarawak that presented a different and equally interesting perspective of Sarawak. Whilst admittedly some parts of the museum animal displays may have needed a duster we thoroughly enjoyed it and we had seen a number of these birds and animals in the wild . The headhunter and long house display presented a fascinating time in history. We loved watching the school kids excitedly explore the museum . The new section has a gift shop and a privately run coffee/ gift shop .Staff were friendly and there were a few quality gifts that were not overpriced and a little more unique with a good selection of Borneo history and nature books for purchase. The museum is surrounded by a park area , some huge shady trees and worth a wander. We enjoyed a coffee and little vanilla cupcake in between the morning showers .

Visited November 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Just normal Museum for us to spend our time here.There was a few section such as art gallery and butterfly corner”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Nothing too much too see.There was no entrance fee but will make us boring if we spend to long here.

Visited November 2012
Thank imah-man
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A Story of 2 Wings”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Sarawak Museum has two wings connected by a walkway over a busy road. We visited the new wing first which featured an exhibition on death amongst the various communities in Sarawak. It was quite well done. It also had a shop / cafe which was too cramped to be a cafe and might be better off just being a shop. Then we visited the old wing which is a collection of inconsistently labelled exhibits in quite a charming old building that has seen better days. It looks like it could do with a curator to sort some of the exhibits and their descriptions out. There were lots of local schoolchildren on a school visit in the old wing and their behaviour was excellent. There was no admission charge for either wing.

Visited September 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“interesting exhibit”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

title was "depart with style", it was a bout different rituals for the dead. i know its morbid butI liked it!=)

Visited October 2012
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