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Address: Jalan Kebajikan, Kota Kinabalu 88998, Malaysia
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6 088-253199
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Worthwhile taking a look at the history of Sabah and Kota Kinabalu. Interesting displays but the translations to English are not always available. The day I visited was a little... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Sabah, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Worthwhile taking a look at the history of Sabah and Kota Kinabalu. Interesting displays but the translations to English are not always available. The day I visited was a little crowded due to a cruise ship being in port. I would return on a quieter day to enjoy the exhibits in peace

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

the outside landscape are not too bad, they had the village houses and the hanging bridge ( also can be impovised actually) But the inside staffs can be a little better as this is the State Museum. Borneo is an area with rich with culture which all of them should be shown and share here.

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Thank Phraveen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first I didn't expect too much on this trip as I'm passing my free time in KK. However I'm impressed with the overall services and information they provide here. I love the replica houses for the natives. Fully recommended to visit to pass your free time.

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Seremban, Malaysia
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located on a hillside near to Elizabeth Hospital.A large museum, with an excellent gift shop n a nearby cafe. At the main entrance is a very large skeleton of a giant whale that died about 10 years ago along Sabah's beach.A detailed documentary is given, you need at least 30 minutes to view n study this. Many more excellent exhibits......too... More 

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Thank mohzan
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit to understand the history and culture of Kota Kinabalu and the Sabah region.

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Guri, South Korea
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1,649 reviews
514 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

C1 ( 2017.04.25 ) I have always visited museum when I traveled in some area. So I visited this Sabah State museum, and enjoyed. The museum was not excellent, but there was enough to know about Malaysia and Sabah's history and culture. The building's shape was special, and the staff was kind. There was not bigger than I guess, but... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good place to visit for history buffs. There's another building outback displaying some vintage cars and trains as well as heritage walk and indigenous cultural structures which you can enter via the car park.

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Thank Alicia C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a well presented and seemingly comprehensive collection to explain the varied history of KK. Take an hour or so to look through here early in a visit.

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College Station, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sabah Museum was well organized and the items and information well displayed. We felt we had a clearer understanding of the history and the culture of the area. The highlights for us were the History Gallery, the Headhunting Gallery and the Ethnography Gallery. It is very reasonably priced and easy to access. We recommend a visit.

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Philippines
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Big museum housing culture references of KK. Very informative, tracing the foundation, historty of Sabah up to now. Exploring the whole museum would take 1- 1/2 hours. I enjoy listening to our guide on the history of Sabah. It is always interesting learning other culture and understanding the people's way of life.

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