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Brunei Darussalam Maritime Museum

Open Now: 9:00 am - 11:30 am, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 11:30 am, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Exceeded our expectations! Annoying that, as is quite usual in Brunei, no photos allowed. However... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
via mobile
A museum that deserves more attention and funding

The maritime museum showcases an important wreck found off Brunei's coastline that revealed late... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Jalan Sultan Sharif Ali | Simpang 482, via Jalan Kota Batu, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8811, Brunei Darussalam
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Exceeded our expectations! Annoying that, as is quite usual in Brunei, no photos allowed. However an interesting look at the Brunei shipwreck from 1997 and a little bit about Kota Batu upstairs. The other gallery was shut on our visit so no idea what was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank janeyb0368
Reviewed 2 May 2018

The maritime museum showcases an important wreck found off Brunei's coastline that revealed late 15th and early 16C trade with China, Vietnam and Thailand. Few visitors, however, will be able to benefit from the wealth of information this wreck reveals because the museum has been...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Need to walk about 1.5-2km from main road. Public bus droped me at main road.. area not managed well.. plus i am unlucky after marathon the museum just open at 9.00 am.. there us abandoned maritime jetty.. so sad

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ibnuahmadm
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This museum is really far from the center of town and has a limited number of exhibits. You can combine it with the anthropological museum next door. I would only venture out here if you had run out of things to explore in town.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Winstonthedog
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Great collection of paintings, artwork, artifacts and historical facts abput brunei under one roof. Ready to walk couple of floors.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Subhan A
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Looked nice and modern from outside so had high hopes for here. As soon as we entered we were told, not so politely by the museum staff, that we had to put our bags and mobile phones in lockers. Surprised and disappointed we wouldn't be...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Sweet L
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This museum has limited lighting maybe they want us to experience digging an artifacts. Once entering the museum, you will see a large ship displaying an artifacts and this ship is believed a ship from China which sank when approaching Brunei.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank rinawazir
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Good information on the discovery of wrecked Ship near coasts of Brunei of about 16th Century. Good collection of artifacts received from Ship. very well maintained

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Nandkishore-K21
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I mean, truly, what is the point? If you don't want pictures, why bother? It is a free museum anyway. If there is no profit from admissions or any fees, why? This was about the loneliest museum I have been to in eons. One car...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank antonvanold
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I had watch video of their information on how they gathered those ceramics, ship sink and lots of jar were recover, i had seen diff sizes, colored jar.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank edendarnaranggu
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