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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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1888 and 1891

this the oldest museum in borneo,founded in 1888 year and opened in 1891 year,it's not far from the city,good to know the history and presentation of sarawak

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Melaka State, Malaysia
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place to come and walk around for free in the city of kuching. Come and learn something new while enjoying a cool off in the air-con. What else do you want?

Thank Walter Z
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place with a lot of things to be learnt for us. It has a big compound for family and friends to spend quality times together and also to learn about the state, Sarawak.

Thank Dennis J
Melaka State, Malaysia
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this the oldest museum in borneo,founded in 1888 year and opened in 1891 year,it's not far from the city,good to know the history and presentation of sarawak

Thank tay3111
Vale, Oregon
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The museum was just OK, not real bad, and not real great. Part of it was closed, even though the sign says it should be open. On an open afternoon, it is a good way to kill an hour.

Thank kevinberg53
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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1,052 reviews
660 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 632 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Great place to learn about Island Borneo and history. Also nice to visit the nearby parks. It is not far from the city center - just a short walk...

Thank izi f
Rome, Italy
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

One of the best kept museum in South East Asia, housed in the colonial style building of the British.

1 Thank DavidHo8910
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Like other reviews, best to skip the stuffed animals on the ground floor of the main building and just head upstairs where they have some relics and a mock up of a long house (with skulls!) Very best part though is in the building to the LHS as you walk up the drive - this smaller exhibition gives a great... More 

Thank Jackie S
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371 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The museum is in 2 sites, the main old building and a side building which contains an exhibition "Urang Sarawak". It would be easy to overlook it.... The main building has 2 sections - downstairs is the natural history section, an eminently forgettable collection of tatty birds, animals, fish & reptiles whilst upstairs there is a culture section, an interesting... More 

Thank stuffmatters
Semporna, Malaysia
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

good museum for students and people to know the history of sarawak ...good me who like history we can learn the culture of sarawak

Thank arlinahalih
Batam, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The old building houses an old collection of animals, pictures and utensils. The Longhouse on the 2nd floor provides a good view of live in the past. The building it selves is interesting but to small for a good presentation of all what is Sarawak about.

Thank terbangbelanda

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