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Sandakan Heritage Museum

Wisma Warisan, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
+60 89-222 679
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We visited the Heritage Museum as part of a town tour and were quite disappointed in the content... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BobBonHere
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Nothing much

Old museum building. Information on two expats who photographed and filmed Sandakan were on wall... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jadjad2014
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Penang, Malaysia
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“on display” (3 reviews)
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Wisma Warisan, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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+60 89-222 679
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"colonial times"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Heritage Museum as part of a town tour and were quite disappointed in the content which was more about the safari's of Martin and Osa Johnson plus some exhibits about local history. Probably more of interest to local people than visitors to...More

Thank BobBonHere
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old museum building. Information on two expats who photographed and filmed Sandakan were on wall displays. There were also three-four native houses on built on display.

Thank jadjad2014
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Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

They could have done more. Some pics are missing text describing it. Not doing justice to Sandakan's rich history.

Thank Budi Mawardi N
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

this museum is small and very basic, but it does cover a lot of the history and the heritage of Sandakan from first settlers to independence of British rule. Yes it is basic, and old fashioned, but it has its own charm. And its free!

Thank yorkstravelgirl
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Reviewed May 21, 2017

If you want a AC break then drop by with low expectations for learning much. the Museum needs KL to donate some serious cash to it. The building needs to be pulled down and started again

Thank thisiscrazy12
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

There are two exhibitions, one about pair of two Americans who were travelling around Borneo in colonial times. Second exhibit is about Sandakan history and WWII. The museum is old and need renovation, but has some charm as well. Free of charge.

Thank Aleksandraaaa
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Reviewed February 29, 2016

Try to Give ourself a little more time to not only see & learn, but to also to reflect on the days gone by

Thank CeciLWagstaff
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Reviewed January 26, 2016

Small area on display on ground floor of building entry is free. Of interest is life size models of traditonal houses. And photo's from early colonial times and those of the wildlife. Also there are many images of the early explorers and the tribes they...More

1  Thank Geoff C
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Reviewed September 9, 2015

not worth to go there.verry old building needs renovation.free entry for a change in sandakans museum.

Thank Franz G
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Reviewed August 16, 2015

A little tired and old fashioned, but interesting as both in terms of what was covered and how it was exhibited . . . almost a time capsule of a bygone age! They very kindly looked after our bags whilst we explored Sandakan!

1  Thank Jim S
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