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The Brooke Gallery

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“fort margherita”(17 reviews)
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Open from 24th September 2016, the 175th anniversary of the founding of the State of Sarawak, the Brooke Gallery tells the story of one of the most remarkable kingdoms in history: Sarawak and its 'White Rajahs'. In the 1830s Sarawak, a province of...more
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All reviews fort margherita across the river james brooke fascinating history informative exhibition maintained fort british family presented museum british crown inside fort interesting details river taxi sarawak river great insight on display legislative building small boat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To get to the fort take one of the river taxis which are all along the esplanade. They cost 1 ringgit each so great value. Walk up the hill past the old buildings, which look like they are in the process of demolition, to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Billythefish1
BGallery, Deputy Museums Manager at The Brooke Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Billythefish1, Thank you again for taking the time to submit your feedback and for sharing your positive experience on your visit to Fort Margherita as well as to the Brooke Gallery! It is much appreciated. We are really glad that you had a great...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum and historical building. Take about 1.5 hours to read and understand the fascinating history of Borneo. Good mix of artifacts and documents. Well worth the 20RM entry.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JohnB16032
BGallery, Assistant Gallery Manager at The Brooke Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear JohnB16032, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback on your recent visit to Fort Margherita and for sharing your positive experience! It is much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at the Brooke Gallery and that it helped...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Curious about who the White Rajas were, how they came to power and whatever happened to them? Then this is the place to go. One of the highlights of our short stay in Kuching. The museum is set in an old fort overlooking the city....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BGallery, Assistant Gallery Manager at The Brooke Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear thomhuebner, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback on your recent visit to Fort Margherita and for sharing your positive experience! It is much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at the Brooke Gallery and that you found...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if you aren't a history buff, this museum is fascinating. Getting there is part of the fun - take a small boat across the river, then walk to the left past homes and you'll find it. The fort itself is interesting with narrow spiral...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ohiowanderer
BGallery, Assistant Gallery Manager at The Brooke Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear ohiowanderer, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback on your recent visit to Fort Margherita and for sharing your positive experience! It is much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at the Brooke Gallery and that you made...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Must do if want to understand the Sarawak history.Have a time to read the texts near photos and pictures.Wonder how much can do one person in the history of the country but in another way everything is shown from the one side.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Egle M
BGallery, Assistant Gallery Manager at The Brooke Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback on your recent visit to Fort Margherita and for sharing your positive experience! It is very much appreciated. Please do continue your journey at our new mini museum, The Ranee Museum which explores the life,...More

Reviewed October 30, 2018

The Brookes are not known in the UK which is a real shame as they are just about the only Brits who ruled a foreign country in a fair and equitable way. This gallery does a great job of telling their story.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve R
BGallery, Project Coordinator at The Brooke Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Dear Steve R, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback on your visit to Fort Margherita and for sharing your positive experience! It is much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at the Brooke Gallery and that it helped...More

Reviewed October 26, 2018

This is a small but hugely informative museum spread over 3 floors in picturesque surrounding on the banks of the Sarawak river. It pretty much explains how Sarawak came into being. Soon you will be able to walk there from Kuching, over the pedestrian bridge....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Frank D
BGallery, Project Coordinator at The Brooke Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Dear Frank D, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback on your visit to Fort Margherita and for sharing your positive experience! It is much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at the Brooke Gallery and hope that it...More

Reviewed September 23, 2018

The Brooke family have a unique place in history and this gallery portrays it perfectly within Fort Margherita. Visitors are encouraged to explore all parts of the fort. Some research before you travel will enhance your understanding of the historical importance of the Brooke family,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank daf57
BGallery, Assistant Gallery Manager at The Brooke Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

Dear daf57, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback on your visit to Fort Margherita and for sharing your positive experience! It is much appreciated. We hope that you would also be able to share with your friends on the unique history...More

Reviewed September 20, 2018

Located inside Fort Margherita, this museum is a great place to walk through learning about the history of the area. Take the time to read the displays. The staff were very kind and were there to answer any questions.More

Date of experience: March 2018
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BGallery, Assistant Gallery Manager at The Brooke Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

Dear Jessica K, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback on your visit to Fort Margherita and for sharing your positive experience! It is much appreciated. We are delighted that you had enjoyed your time spent at the Gallery. We believe that...More

Reviewed September 4, 2018

Loved this small museum about the White Rajahs of Sarawak. As other people have mentioned the only challenge is getting there...wish the riverside path went in front of the Legislative Building; would be a lovely walk.More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank janesSGtours
BGallery, Assistant Gallery Manager at The Brooke Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Dear janesSGtours, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback on your visit to Fort Margherita and for sharing your positive experience! It is much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at the Brooke Gallery. Just to share with you,...More

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Ian B
October 26, 2018|
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Hi Ian B, You can find us on Google Map as well as on Waze. However, for those without the apps, best landmark to search would be Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Petra Jaya, Kuching. You’ll find our entrance as you reach the big... More
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MarieE1969
November 6, 2017|
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Dear Sir/Madam Greetings from the Brooke Gallery, Fort Margherita, Kuching. Thank you for the email & thank you for your school's interests in visiting us at The Brooke Gallery. For your kind information, our entrance... More
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Kakamal
July 20, 2017|
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Take the sampan to the jetty. Walk up the stairs, around the abandon school and through the grounds. About 8 mins from jetty to the fort.
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