We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sabah State Museum

Jalan Kebajikan, Kota Kinabalu 88998, Malaysia
6 088-253199
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 28.20*
and up
Kota Kinabalu Half-Day City Tour
More Info
US$ 47.00*
and up
Half-Day, Small-Group Kota Kinabalu City Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good47%
  • Average27%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Jalan Kebajikan, Kota Kinabalu 88998, Malaysia
6 088-253199
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (507)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 409 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

It's really a great place to learn about Malaysia culture with a very cheap entrance fee. However, one visit is enough.

1  Thank TravellerAnother
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit run down but some parts of its display are informative - such as the section on wild life in Sabah. If the management could spend some money in repackaging the contents (reduce some lengthy text), use more targeted lighting, the exhibition galleries will...More

1  Thank PKWSingapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we got lost trying to get here on public transportation (the answer is to take bus 13A and disregard what the touts say at the bus stations), this museum is definitely worth a couple hours of your time. Once here, you'll find out much...More

1  Thank planetbackpacker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the museum in the morning, payed the entrance ticket of RM2/pax (Malaysian with student card discount). The place was cool and well maintained. There are a lot of sections such as the ceramics and pottery, natural history of sabah, ethnography of sabah...More

1  Thank Picholas P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This isn't the best kept museum we've visited but it's worth a visit for a walk through the grounds.

Thank AlanMichaelWard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was average. Perhaps more improvement could be done to make it more exciting and interesting. 2nd floor of the museum was disappointing. However I love learning about the history, culture and tradition of the Sabahan people and the state here. Worth to give...More

Thank Hakim428
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the museum and it gives a fairly good idea of the cultural life of the tribes that inhabited Borneo. It was eye-opening to learn of the actual practice of head-hunting and the weapons that were utilized for this...More

Thank Sombu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this museum today and it was excellent. The exhibits were well presented and the information written in both Malay and English for most exhibits. The staff were also extremely helpful. As others have said it covers almost all aspects of life in Sabah...More

Thank Bronte19
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We really enjoyed this museum and we learned many things about Borneo we never would have known otherwise. The main building of the museum is divided into several sections, including history, culture, natural history, textiles, ethnography, prehistoric, headhunters, etc. You don't normally find all that...More

Thank travelbug44
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Worth spending an hour or two at the museum to find out more about the local tribes people and the history of Sabah.

Thank wanowandthen
Nearby Restaurants
10 reviews
1.05 km away
Lucy's Kitchen
49 reviews
1.04 km away
Sembulan Lobster Restaurant
18 reviews
1.06 km away
CHUB's Grill
33 reviews
1.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
Imago Shopping Mall
222 reviews
1.28 km away
Sabah State Mosque (Masjid Negeri Sabah)
94 reviews
.53 km away
Sabah Art Gallery
13 reviews
1.04 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Gabrielle S
16 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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