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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 - wildlife of Borneo, indigenous tribes of Sarawak (theres an exhibit showing longhouses), the Forts of Sarawak, fossils, etc.
45 minutes is enough for that museum. You don't need an UBER to get there. This museum should be included in your walking tour around the Carpenter street area (chinatown). Google maps and your legs are better. :D