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“Amazing museum ”
Review of Fort Margherita

Fort Margherita
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US$22.40*
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Kuching City Sightseeing Tour with Sarawak Museum
Ranked #34 of 103 things to do in Kuching
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic museum. The very unique and interesting history of Sarawak, with a large focus on James Brooke (the "White Raja") and his descendants, is well presented and explained. The fort is well kept and and great sight, but the real interest lies inside with the clearly articulated and excellently presented exhibits.

In terms of accessibility, note that the majority of the artifacts and information are up a spiral staircase or two. Climb the third staircase for the view of the city. Also, currently quite difficult to get to the entrance from the waterfront but it looks like a new entrance is being built which I was told would be finished by Summer 2018. I imagine one could then catch a ferry from the waterfront to this new entrance. 20RM per person felt very reasonable.

Thank Catherine A
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

You can go there by crossing the river or by land. This is where history repeat itself in a kind of visual and story. You get to experience to be in the fort and learn of the Sarawak history during British colonization.

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

The Brooke Gallery is inside Fort Margherita and is a wonderful museum. It covers the history of the Brooke family in Sarawak and is very well laid out and informative. We took the water taxi from along the waterfront (1 Ringit) and then walked a short way up the hill. (You can't easily reach it via the new bridge.) The view of Kuching from the top of the fort is great. A fascinating place to visit with very welcoming staff. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Pokharapop
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

From here you can see Kuching from the other side of the river. Imagining yourselves would be the olden days dwellers, soldiers or even the White Rajah.
Recommended to take the boat from the other side (merely RM1 or RM2 per pax per trip), superb experience.

1  Thank Tang L
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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

This should be your first stop in Sarawak. It might not be a rollercoaster ride, but what you learn here would enable you to appreciate everything else you do in Sarawak, from talking with the locals to chatting about their history.

5 stars.

1  Thank Darren L
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