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Address: Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
Phone Number:
6082-244232
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Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this...

Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.

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Half-Day Kuching City Tour
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Private Tour: Kuching Sightseeing Tour and Overnight Village Homestay

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Well worth a visit to see how the early dwellers lived in the area. There is also a small house setup to show the layout and use of the house. Would definitely recommend this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Perth
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit to see how the early dwellers lived in the area. There is also a small house setup to show the layout and use of the house. Would definitely recommend this attraction.

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice place to come and walk around for free in the city of kuching. Come and learn something new while enjoying a cool off in the air-con. What else do you want?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place with a lot of things to be learnt for us. It has a big compound for family and friends to spend quality times together and also to learn about the state, Sarawak.

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Melaka State, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this the oldest museum in borneo,founded in 1888 year and opened in 1891 year,it's not far from the city,good to know the history and presentation of sarawak

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Vale, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was just OK, not real bad, and not real great. Part of it was closed, even though the sign says it should be open. On an open afternoon, it is a good way to kill an hour.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to learn about Island Borneo and history. Also nice to visit the nearby parks. It is not far from the city center - just a short walk...

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best kept museum in South East Asia, housed in the colonial style building of the British.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like other reviews, best to skip the stuffed animals on the ground floor of the main building and just head upstairs where they have some relics and a mock up of a long house (with skulls!) Very best part though is in the building to the LHS as you walk up the drive - this smaller exhibition gives a great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is in 2 sites, the main old building and a side building which contains an exhibition "Urang Sarawak". It would be easy to overlook it.... The main building has 2 sections - downstairs is the natural history section, an eminently forgettable collection of tatty birds, animals, fish & reptiles whilst upstairs there is a culture section, an interesting... More 

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Semporna, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good museum for students and people to know the history of sarawak ...good me who like history we can learn the culture of sarawak

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