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Address: Jalan Kebajikan, Kota Kinabalu 88998, Malaysia
Phone Number: 6 088-253199
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This is a very nice small museum with plenty of information about Sabah's history. It also has a number of good displays featuring local animals and plants. There are some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to get to know local history and culture. There has a museum building and the outdoor part. You can spend there at least 2 hours and more to see everything.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice small museum with plenty of information about Sabah's history. It also has a number of good displays featuring local animals and plants. There are some interesting displays of archeological finds. Particularly intriguing and unusual was an area devoted to head hunting. Well worth a visit.

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Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If it rains or you have an hour or so free then visit this museum. Many exhibits could benefit from being better displayed with some improved lighting.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

only RM3 for entrance ticket, (malaysia) you can visit this museum, science musem, and kesenian islam museum. This museum good for everyone, kid, or adult. All information about sabah state, history, culture, you can get information when visit this state museum.

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Semporna, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good for students to learn the history of Sabah and good for tourist to learn culture and the type of house in the Sabah ...nice view and lots of history ....

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has what it takes to charm you. Do check out the local houses display, you need to walk a little. Definitely worth it for 2 ringgit entrance fee.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

could add a bit more interactive information, too wordy and there is no recommended route for visiting,, a bit lost in where to see first. give loads of history introduction in wall description, lost patience when reading the wordy English :P

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

A good organized museum with a lot of interesting information ab borneo. For non-Malays 15 Ringitt...could be cheaper. The garden is beautiful!

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Museum was boring and overpriced 15RM for non locals. Not much to see and place was untidy. Instructions were also poor.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed learning about the history of the region at this compact facility. Allow maybe an hour or so for quite traditional displays. I'm not sure that young children would be particularly engaged if they are more used to the increasingly interactive experiences being offered at more modern museums.

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