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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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Kota Kinabalu Half-Day City Tour
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Half-Day, Small-Group Kota Kinabalu City Tour

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Museum into Sabah History

Nothing like a peek into history and what a better place then to visit this only museum in Kota kinabalu. A good place to collect glimpses into the past and appreciating the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you have a spare hour or two, this low profile museum is an interesting visit. It's not big but very friendly and it has some interesting pieces. Especially the ceramic part. You can also see some hunted heads here and lots of information about the different tribes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small museum but very informative and educational. Great AC to have an escape on hot muggy days.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing like a peek into history and what a better place then to visit this only museum in Kota kinabalu. A good place to collect glimpses into the past and appreciating the historical background of this state and the people living within it in the past & present. Many artifacts to bring to life the older days and things which... More 

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Thank alfredc466
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A taste of some history, biology and ethnic treasures of Sabah. This is not a huge museum and it isn't a modern interactive Museum, but it is a sample of, the country. The best part is the village of houses from the different etnic groups down in the valley. There os usially little breze down there so take some water.

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Wellington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to learn more of the history of Sabah and spent nearly 2hrs looking around the museum. While some of the attractions have no explaination in English, many do and I think many of the newer exhibitors have English descriptions. There are different sections to the museum, from historical fashion, rice farming, head hunting, natural science and even a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sabah is a State of Malaysia, sharing the Island of Borneo with two other Nations - Indonesia and the Philipines. We travelled to the Sabah State Museum with little knowledge of the area. The Museum is situated within the States Capital of Kota Kinabalu. It is a fascinating venue with lots of information about the history, culture and customs of... More 

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Thank Quinnedy
Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a day with my kids!! It was an amazing experience to learn about Sabah it's tradition and history. I thought it would be boring but it had so much to do and see. Especially out doors the walk down to the pond with the traditional houses they use to live in totally enjoyed every minuet. You need a taxi... More 

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Ajman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sabah museum in kota kinabalu is simple yet informative. The entry fee is affordable. It has many sections, each section is telling a story about the place. I liked the section about the old medical herbs and its usage. There is a section for the stuffed animals that habitated the area long time ago. There is a section about the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Three reasons we (2 x adults and 2 x older teens) chose to visit the museum 1) Concerned the zoo as a different option may be not meet humane treatment of animals standards (this was born out by fellow travellers we met later who did go there 2) In port for just some hours on cruise and museum close by... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We took one of the yellow busses for 1rmb from the city center. The entrance fee is 15 for tourists and 2 for locals (why the big difference?!). The museum is ineresting and well maintained. If you buy the ticket, you have also acces to the islamic museum (less interesting to my oppinion) and the 2 sites of cultural village.... More 

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