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Sarawak Museum

Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.
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  • Very good47%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum has an impressive collection of different aspects of Sarawak. It is more focused on collection and not so much on presenting its history. Main building is badly in need of refurbishment. I do appeal to the authority to spare more effort to preserve...More

Thank Wyenling
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a huge potential with so many things here worth recording and we get a tired, musky place with some old stuffed animals and a few skulls in a reproduction of a long house. They didn't even bother to turn on the antique air-conditioning (or...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 week ago

spent a couple of hours have a good wander around, helped me understand a lot about the country and the people

Thank ajkennedyorange
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a single artifacts been changed pass few decades and maintain its old fashion way in the old historic building. The kids still finds them interesting even though the air con was not on. Came to our surprise that the second building was upgraded into...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 4 hours in this museum! Interesting, very old exhibits as this is the oldest museum in Sarawak! And it's FREE! Take time to visit and to understand what makes and made Sarawak the place it is today. For young and old alike.

Thank 176Travelbag53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here during the school holiday with my family and younger brother. Since he is interested in history, so this visit totally worth it. Very good for children to experience the history and know about ancient cultures rather than just read about it through books...More

Thank syakilla90
Reviewed 20 May 2017

You can't beat going to a museum in a different part of the world... so much history and many tales to be told. Not the best thing to do to escape the heat though as the aircon wasn't working to good.

Thank Ustwoguys
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This place is free to visit and is central so there is no excuse to not go if you have a spare couple of hours. It's not the biggest of places and most of the exhibits are without any explanation (apart from upstairs which I...More

1  Thank Travelmadboy
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Original building is hot and animal and other exhibits have not been updated since 1960. If not for longhouse reproduction on second floor I wouldn't waste your time. Start at newer 'wing' and cool down. It's modern exhibits describe where the culture and people of...More

Thank Happyguest71
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Amazing number of historic items but very hot inside. Takes a good while to get around everything. The newer building is lovely and cool so you feel you want to stay longer and take in all the information. Well worth a visit for an insight...More

Thank Jayne N
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Nur Amira N
Hello, I see that you have a lot of things to offer in the Museum (as per your website) but are most of them in one place ? What is actually there in Sarawak Museum so that I do not have to multiple places in one day and plus I will be taking UBER ride to go there. Can I learn and get all the information as stated on that particular one location (as per google maps). Please advise.
14 February 2017|
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Response from Andy T | Reviewed this property |
As mentioned by akadir64, there are indeed 2 museums opposite each other but one is closed due to construction. The only one open there (near the Padang) at the moment is the Sarawak Museum. Their exhibitions include... More