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Sarawak Museum: Tours & Tickets

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Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.
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Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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6082-244232
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the most interesting museum not to be missed anytime you are in Kuching. It is as long as I can recalled. Love the history of Sarawak and its people - I am a proud SARAWAKIAN. Go and explore this museum. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AngelBeth0503
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ethnological museum is closed for renovation. Only the natural history museum, that displays animals of Borneo, can be visited right now.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CharlotteSmad
Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

The museum will be renovated in the next (twenty) years, so there is only one small room opened. You can see some models of animals and the crocodile „man eater“, nothing more. Waiting for re-opening!

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank DietmarGruber
Reviewed 1 August 2019

There are two museums open that we visited, the Urang Sarawak ‘Pameran Tentang Kita’ Exhibition the Natural History Museum. Both are right beside the big building that is closed for renovation, along the road that goes to the left of the big building. The Urang...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Darci189
Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

My wife and I were on a city tour with Diethelm Travel. Doris, our guide, and James, our driver, are wonderful people to guide you on a tour of Kuching. A visit to Sarawak Museum exposes you to the history of the province. It is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Penfold-Shah
Reviewed 20 July 2019

History is there for those who want to see I`m not a great visitor of museums but as we were in the area i joined in and this was the first time I started asking questions in these places, I did`t realise the depth of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank AntibesTraveler
Reviewed 27 June 2019 via mobile

The part that is available during the renovations is a nice museum, small but very informative, and it's free! It's also next to the Natural History museum, also nice to check out. One downside: photos not allowed. But this is the standard in Kuching.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 18bluep
Reviewed 10 June 2019 via mobile

Didn’t know what to expect as the main building was under refurbishment and closed but we went to the people of Sarawak section. It was actually a really good quality, modern museum that was really interesting with lots of well presented artifacts and everything was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank BackPacker428642
Reviewed 26 May 2019 via mobile

After our annual meeting we went here for a bit of exploration. There are not too much but a lot of great photo spot. Love the tone of ambiance of the place

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank danyd287
Reviewed 19 May 2019 via mobile

A new museum building is under construction, the ones operating is still interesting and informative (there are a few museum buildings for exhibitions - the main building is under renovation, and a new building is under control). Exhibition of the 'Urang Sarawak' (the people of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Nur Amira N
14 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
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