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Brunei Museum

Jalan Kota Batu | Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan 1510, Brunei Darussalam
+673 224 4545
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Full Day City and Water Village Tour with Lunch in Brunei
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The Brunei Museum was established in 1965, with its first administrative office at the Civic Centre in Bandar Brunei, now known as Bandar Seri Begawan. Given approval for a building of its own, a location was selected for the museum, on a historical site, at Kota Batu about 5km from Bandar Seri Begawan. The construction of the building commenced in 1968 and was completed in 1970. It was officially opened on February 29, 1972 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of United Kingdom.
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Jalan Kota Batu | Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan 1510, Brunei Darussalam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very composite and stylish Museum. Something very interesting and hoards of interesting artefacts and gifts from different countries. Perfect place to capture your photographs, be ready with selfie

Thank Ranjan C
Reviewed 7 October 2017

An excellent resource to discover the human and natural history of this unique country. Lots of hands-on exhibits. Most of the displays are in both Malay and English.

Thank Worldsvet
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This museum has been closed for years .As of August 2017 Brunei Museum is still closed. If they open it in the future you will probably need to use taxi because bus service is very weak in Brunei.

Thank him b
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This place is free and comfortable. You take off your shoes and lock up all your belongings to roam the museum. It's a bigger place than I originally thought, so I did power walk through many things. It gave me a better sense of what...More

Thank K_Davidson_SD
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We travelled to this place to enrich our mind with the history of Brunei. Got out the front to find it closed, looks like indefinitely. Brunei doest seem to do tourism very well.

Thank TravellingMike2016
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The Museum, located at an archaeological site in Kota Batu, will remain closed to the public until further notice following a severe case of termite infestation The museum – the largest in the country – has been closed since January 28, 2014. The termite outbreak...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 23 March 2017

A lot of people thought that the Royal Regalia near the city centre is the museum. Actually the Brunei museum is a bit out of town approx 20 minutes from town. It's near the Malay Technology Museum.

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We really enjoyed our visit to Brunei Museum. It's well layout with lots of information to absorb. It's always a good way to start your trip in Brunei, it's best to learn about its history and culture before you venturing out to all the tourist...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The museum wasnear our hotel. So nice place and deserve to be visited. It summarizes visually the history of Brunei, the British control, the Royal family, the sultan's education, hobbies,marriage, and celebrations. The museum shows also the independence of Brunei

Thank Klaithem S
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Brunie museum is good place to visit !! Has lot of collections . Good place to be kill the time if one has ample time !!!

2  Thank Rajesh150984
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