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Sarawak Museum

Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good46%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“natural history” (24 reviews)
“new wing” (17 reviews)
Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Sarawak Museum used to be one of the best museums in Asia. Not anymore I am afraid. My revisit after my last visit some 20 years ago do find the museum in the past is much more historical and informative. Not that all the air...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016

Didn't know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised, fabulous collection of IBAN masks, great wood carvings and model long house, etc, all very interesting.

Thank Viv B
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The animal exhibits (stuffed) were not particularly accurate. The photo stories were interesting but repetitive. Liked the censorship on the traditional carvings. Just feels unloved

Thank Superspot
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I rate the Sarawak Museum 5/5 because of the heritage it upholds as a historical landmark, as well as a part of every Kuchingnite's childhood. The building itself was built during the Brooke era, so that in itself is an exhibit. Tourists would find this...More

Thank Andy T
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Nothing to write home about. This museum looks like a place that hasn't changed in 50 years. The exhibits look old, outdated and unappealing, many stuffed animals in tiny exhibits; the corridors between the exhibits are narrow, and when the place is crammed with people...More

Thank Maya M
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Spent an hour or so here after a long day out. The airconditioning wasn't working properly & it was very steamy inside. The downstairs displays are mostly a weird collection of old stuffed animals. There is also some mining paraphernalia & other odd bits &...More

Thank OriginalNutbag
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Bit hot in here but the exhibits were so interesting I didn't mind....the tree of life mural is wonderful...

Thank Janice242
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The visit to the museum was a nice break from the heat Air conditioned and cool, lovely place to wander around for an hour or so

Thank iannrain
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The Natural History Museum has been transferred to the National Museum Ground Floor while they are doing renovations. Never fear! The legendary super freaky taxidermied fauna of Borneo are still on display and it is a goldmine of bizarre looking creatures in an exciting variety...More

Thank PakachaBungalows
Reviewed 14 August 2016

On August 12th I “planned” to spend most of the day visiting the museum area; Sarawak Museum-New Wing is closed, Sarawak Museum-Old Wing is open…it is labeled an Ethnology Museum (most of it is an old 1960 style museum) with more stuffed animals in glass...More

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Nur Amira N
13 February 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