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Brunei History Center

Jalan James Pearce | Jalan Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8611, Brunei Darussalam
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Interesting, but few English captions

Interesting museum could be more interesting to foreigners with more English translations on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Saranger
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Los Angeles, California
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Small museum. Only choice for Brunei History since the National Museum is closed.

Small museum with limited information provided other than some contracts during the 18-1900s and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Malcolm_See
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 weeks ago
“Interesting, but few English captions ”
3 weeks ago
“Small museum. Only choice for Brunei History since the National Museum is closed.”
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Jalan James Pearce | Jalan Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8611, Brunei Darussalam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting museum could be more interesting to foreigners with more English translations on the exhibits. Those panels that were translated covering the colonial history of Brunei were fascinating! Like many people, I wasn't too familiar with Brunei's development and history, especially under the British and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small museum with limited information provided other than some contracts during the 18-1900s and some information on the existence of Brunei from Chinese and European records from around 1600s. There’s a room where they have the spices on display and you can smell the scent...More

Thank Malcolm_See
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Not much to see in this small museum. Bali has almost no public bus service. You will end up using taxi for most every trip.

Thank him b
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The muesum; isnt as great as the the Royal muesum. It doesnt have artifacts except for lots of reading on the history of Brunei. It is interesting to see how instrumental Brunei was for the trade and the efforts by James Cook. If you have...More

Thank Usman M
Reviewed 18 February 2017

had the chanced to visit this history center and glad i did ...find out a lot about brunei and its people.

Thank Jed J
Reviewed 26 January 2017

There are some interesting sections in this museum, but as others have mentioned alot of it has little or no English. That said it does give one a bit of an idea about Brunei history so if you have some spare time you could spend...More

Thank Melanie T
Reviewed 23 January 2017

A must for who is interested in history. History is told a little in their fovor, but I didn't mind. That goes for every country. It was a good museum.

Thank Severine B
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Although many panels are not in English, enough are to give you a great sense of Brunei's historic significance as a major trading post in Northern Borneo. The exhibition is free although you are required to remove your shoes and put on slippers (I recommend...More

Thank skink
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Being my very last morning in Bandar Seri Begawan on 13/07/16 before checking out of my local accommodation I had a few hours to kill, decided on visiting Brunei History Centre a 10 min walk away from my hotel. On entering the staff were friendly...More

Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Located next to the building containing the Royal Regalia Museum (on Jalan Sultan) is a more humble (white) residential type abode housing the Brunei History Center. Opened in 1982, the center is briefed to research the history of Brunei, which indirectly would mean the history...More

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