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Sabah State Museum

Jalan Kebajikan, Kota Kinabalu 88998, Malaysia
6 088-253199
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Jalan Kebajikan, Kota Kinabalu 88998, Malaysia
6 088-253199
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a great place to know history about the state of sabah. with a reasonable entrance fee it is very good that there was so much information we can get inside there

Thank anonymoses
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The museum is very interesting, but under renovations, we were about to go to the Cultural village near the museum but if started to rain heavily so we gave it a miss. We did a bit of shopping in the gift shop, they have a...More

Thank eacrnc
Reviewed 27 October 2017

An insight to the history and wildlife of Sabah. Everything from head-hunting to animals found in the are. There is a small museum dedicated to the old railway, a cafe and of course there is a gift shop.

Thank Lainey34
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This certainly is a nice place to visit. With information on Sabah animals, headhunters and history.

Thank VincentR1984
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Found it an interesting place. They have displayed plenty of evidence from archeological digging for their cultural history. Also there is a display of vintage cars and rail museum. Couldn't visit Science museum as this was closed. Visited the heritage village. It is a must...More

1  Thank Morning s
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Somewhat interesting although very much an old style museum starting to show it's age. The top floor was completely closed, the exhibition advertised to open on the day we were there was still incomplete, and the lighting throughout is so poor (most appeared to simply...More

Thank Haus_Reverie
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The museum was very interesting with a very comprehensive exhibition of local fauna and flora. The sidewalk behind the ticket booth was an excellent place to go birding. ( We saw 19 different species.)

Thank Worldsvet
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We took a taxi to visit the museum (30 MR two-ways, from the center and back, after some haggling, the driver refused to go lower than that - and laughed when we asked for the meter to be turned on. The museum is quite interesting,...More

Thank Alex J
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

I love how the big whale skeleton attracted my attention at the entrance. But now, some section is still under renovation. There are ceramic gallery, Sabah history, traditional wear for each ethnic group in Sabah, animal gallery, and some outdoor scenery to sightseeing. Only rm2....More

Thank Bernadette M
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is so big but it's more to sabah historical things and tradition. The thing i liked the most is the whale bones at the entrance of the museum which is so big...

1  Thank visaever
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Gabrielle S
16 August 2017|
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Response from HughMc | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on what interests you! I personally thin 2hours is a good amount of time to enjoy both. It is also worth checking the rain - if its raining see the museum first, if its not raining take it the other way... More
14 February 2017|
Response from Quinnedy | Reviewed this property |
Hi .. This is from the official website: Opening Hours Daily from 9.00am till 5.00pm Getting There By bus, take the No.13 (towards Penampang) from either bus stations in front of City Hall or Wawasan Plaza in KK and... More
28 July 2016|
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Response from tenuk | Reviewed this property |
I took a bus from the bus station in front of Marina Court. Not sure the number but the same way to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The driver/conductor should know when u say Sabah Museum and will drop you right at the corner... More