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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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Excellent "Old Fashioned" museum for cool visitors

This museum is compact and contains many natural and man-made exhibits of interest. One small tip: the evaporative air-con struggles a little so if you walk to this venue as we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gazbro2017
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Melbourne, Australia
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New Delhi, India
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145 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very rarely does one come across a virtually open museum ....no tickets, no fuss . What one gets is an extensive expose' to wild life in the region, the evolution of the tribes, their ethinic living style , beliefs, costumes and a simulated long house. Fascinating and very educative.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum is compact and contains many natural and man-made exhibits of interest. One small tip: the evaporative air-con struggles a little so if you walk to this venue as we did - try and do so in as cool a way as possible! There is a nearby art/cosmology/social history annex with positively frigid AC for relief and further edification... More 

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Perth wa
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the museum had some interesting artifacts and stories about the tribal people. The long houses and the history of WW11 and independence

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Salisbury, Australia
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56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised at the collection of artifacts & exhibits that were on display. We thought that perhaps we would just have a quick visit but because of the great number of interesting exhibits displayed we spent 2 to 3 hours there & still didn't see everything. A real opportunity not to be missed.

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Wyee, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Massive collection of variety of natural and historical objects, dimly lit which made the place a little depressing. Also hot and humid the day we visited, air-conditioning not effective or missing. You will need plenty of time and patience to cover the material here.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly worth a visit (if not just for a break from the rain or sun). Lots to see and learn in the 3 adjacent museums, which are all FREE ! The text is however rather small on some of the exhibits

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The older museum is full of old, dusty exhibits. The model longhouse was interesting but all the stuffed birds were weird and typical of old fashioned museums. The newer one on the same plot is much better. Spend more time there. It has paintings and documentaries.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you have time to kill and have done all the other tourist stuff, this is a place to visit to spend about 1 hour to see some stuffed animals and read up a bit of history of Sarawak...

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Florida
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No A/c in main building- very Hot. Its free and locals have no respect for the place. Loud talking, Picture taking.Only the newer wing has AC- much better

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Perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to see how the early dwellers lived in the area. There is also a small house setup to show the layout and use of the house. Would definitely recommend this attraction.

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