Sabah State Museum

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smenne
Kuala Selangor, Malaysia173 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
Well worth a visit for its outdoor park. The large area displayed houses, ponds, bridges, and jungle feel incl.mossies! Typically in need of TLC.
Written 14 December 2021
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Linda C
Toronto, Canada92 contributions
Mar. 2020
The main museum is situated on a large property with a cultural village and also a Muslim museum and a Science/Technology museum. Quite good, some interesting displays, a worth while excursion. I ended up spending about 4 hours at the site.
Written 2 January 2021
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Katy Santos
Philippines516 contributions
Jun. 2019
After visiting the Sabah State Mosque, the next destination should be Sabah Museum if you want to get to know more of Malaysian history, culture, and tradition. The museum also offers other exhibits such as Natural History, Ceramics, Archaeology, Science and Technology, a Heritage Village, and a botanical garden.
Written 1 May 2020
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ted
25 contributions
Mar. 2020
interestig combination of a heritage village and a modern museum with separate sections concentrating on history/fauna/flora etc.
Written 22 March 2020
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rrlewis4
Chicago101 contributions
Mar. 2020
Good museum to learn about Sabah's history. They were supposed to have a video or short movie there but the room was closed. The whale on display is huge and a highlight. I liked the history section but they also had ceramics, clothing, ancient history. The Islamic Museum was disappointing and only worth 10 minutes inside. The train exhibit was good to see also.
Written 2 March 2020
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karina d
Manchester, UK203 contributions
Feb. 2020
Fab museum. Lots to see and the village in the grounds is very good. Excellent shop on site. Everything signed in English.
Written 2 March 2020
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ScotNL
Haarlem, The Netherlands5 contributions
Nov. 2019
Museum was interesting, but could do with some updating. Many exhibits have QR code links, but cell service wasn’t always great inside. Catering was not good, don’t plan on eating here !
Written 17 December 2019
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MazliAMC
Malaysia31 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Family
In comparison to National Museum in Kuala Lumpur, I find Sabah Museum has better display and worth the money paid. The ticket is Rm2 for Malaysian, RM15 for Foreigners and free for students and toddlers.

Apart of artifacts, culturals and histories display, it offers the experience of crossing the suspension bridge Sabah is so well known for. Varieties of houses of many ethnics in Sabah are also shown. Few sections were closed but it was still worth a visit.
Written 15 December 2019
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Kathy C
Bermagui, Australia48 contributions
Nov. 2019
Excellent museum. It is small but very well curated especially the archeology sections. The grounds are magnificent...16 hectares I think. So much to see. The museum shop is very good and a great selection of books. Suggest you use taxi gor transport or use GRAB
Written 2 December 2019
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Poleinahole
Switzerland1,898 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Solo
The museum is a bit pricey for foreigners but worth a visit.

The history, natural history and Iban headhunters sections are standouts. The mock cave showing how they gather the swift’s birdsnest is also interesting. There is a section displaying ceramics and the many different costumes of the Sabhan people.

Outside they have replicas of each ethnic group’s traditional house in a large garden you get to via a short jungle walk and canopy suspension ladder.

The gift shop is well stocked and also sells local foods and even handmade soaps.
Written 20 November 2019
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