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Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.
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Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
6082-244232
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All reviews natural history long house worth a visit under renovation free entrance couple of hours across the road local culture exhibits collection aquarium sarawak longhouse wallace replica ethnographic taxidermy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit and it will be even better when the renovations are finished. Definitely a must see to find out about Sarawak

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank travellerin0z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was nice but felt like the location is far and kind of isolated. There are no options for food/drinks so bring your own. Also, there is not much staff available.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Awais G
Reviewed December 19, 2018

Despite theold part of the museum being closed for renovation, the new building is still open. We really enjoyed our visit which provides a good insight into the history of the area and the local ethnic groups, their culture and beliefs. We enjoy finding out...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gill12013
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Again a very interesting visit, found it an informative and interesting place. Recommend it to get an understanding of the local history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank huju80
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

If you’re short of time and wish to get a glimpse of the rich cultures, ethnicity of indigenous people and Sarawakians - head over to the museum. You won’t be disappointed, as you could well spend at least a couple of hours learning about Sarawak.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank brommie-diver
Reviewed September 27, 2018

The reason for the rating is that this museum is actually quite interesting and fascinating but there are two points to note: a) Do you like history and local culture? b) Do you have a local guide? We had a local guide who shared stories...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Anuja P
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

It's a good place if you are interested in local history and culture. I think it would be better to have a guide, if you are to lazy to read all the descriptions on a wall.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MiP154
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

The museum is great for edutainment, great building on the hill with green lawn grass. At the back , it's big public park. However, exhibition there in the buildings is very interesting , there is no air conditioning system so I walked sweating a lot....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jajavalB
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The main building of the Sarawak Museum is closed and under renovation/conservation until 2020 (+/-), so a visit here is a little disappointing. The only sections of the museum that are open are the Ethnology Museum and the Art Museum on the left hand side...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank homeandawaycp
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

When we visited the main museum was being renovated but what appeared to be a small exhibition about the history of Sarawak had been put on in a neighbouring building. It was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the hour we spent here learning about the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Nur Amira N
February 13, 2017|
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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
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