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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.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good46%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“natural history” (24 reviews)
“new wing” (17 reviews)
Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Not much to see or things at the museum that is available but the adults enjoy the visit. Not enough car park though. Its good that the local government is doing restoration works to the museum to preserve its rich historical culture.

Thank Roy T
Reviewed 2 January 2018

it's free, so that's a good thing. exhibits on the 2nd floor are quite nice, especially the part on the longhouses. The first floor gave me the creeps because there was 1 section full of taxidermied animals.

Thank surelyeverything
Reviewed 15 December 2017

The national museum was closed since October and there weren't any notice of that on their website. Made a trip there (like 6 others) and couldn't go into the ethnology museum. The natural history museum was open, but it had become a storeroom more than...More

Thank fridaywoo
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Seeing an old monument in kuching sarawak reflect who and what sarawak had become now. This building has been closed 2 month ago till year 2019 for conservation and refurbishment works. Such a great effort from by the goverment in preserving one of the world...More

Thank Lilianna P
Reviewed 30 November 2017

might be more interesting if it was properly curated. as it is its lots of stuff with little explanation or sequencing

Thank plaistowboy
Reviewed 29 November 2017

It is a great experience to visit Sarawak Museum. There is so much to learn about the history of Sarawak and this is a good starting point for the first visit. It is an interesting mix of the old and the new. Great location and...More

Thank Nenad D
Reviewed 29 November 2017

There are various artifacts, treasures and so on being left for collection in the Sarawak museum. Many tourists who come to Kunching Sarawak do not miss to visit the museum. You can also find the ancient items left in the museum. NOTED: BELIEVE TAKING THE...More

Thank RozianaMohdSalim
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Being closed for reconstruction, it was an unpleasant surprise. The neighborous art museum offers a basic ethnographic historical overview. Do not enter to the museum of the natural history. THERE are some three exhibition vitrines. The only museum which could be interesting - textile museum...More

Thank Václav V
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Sarawak museum is very informative and is a well preserved museum..unfortunately, it is closed for refurbishment for at least 2.5years(closed from Oct 23rd 2017 onwards)...Entrance was free but after the renovation works..it may not be free anymore..but our new CM said it will be a...More

Thank janesonia
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This museum is located in the old colonial administrative centre in the museum 'heartland'. The buildings there are as interesting as the exhibits themselves - well worth a visit.

Thank F1Hertz
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Nur Amira N
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