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“whale skeleton”(28 reviews)
“natural history”(13 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Jalan Kebajikan, Kota Kinabalu 88998, Malaysia
6 088-253199
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here around 4pm.and we visited this museum w 15 myr entrance. Place s quite old but quite.. Not crowded mybe as its soon goin to close.. Its just normal.museum...nithing so special

Thank Ronna V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While many reviewers are critical of this attraction I had a short but interesting visit. The displays are not extensive, but well set out and it is not cluttered like many grand exhibitions! It’s centrepiece is a skeleton of a huge whale. It doesn’t have...More

Thank jccoffey
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This was included as part of a tour we signed up for. The museum has some things that are of interest (headhunter history) but it is pretty dated and some of the exhibits weren't overly interesting whatsoever. Feels like a place that has been forgotten....More

1  Thank Morlechta
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Everyone who has been to the state museum would probably feel the same. There should be more things to see especially for children. I feel a bit disappointed as there's much to see.

Thank seahyl
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We were so glad to have made it to the museum. Entrance fee is a steal for locals at RM2 per person. We were amazed and the vast culture and traditions Sabah have and truly fascinated learning a little about it. A must visit when...More

Thank D M
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Hard to find - quite a climb up the hill, but maybe worth a visit, as there are some interesting exhibits about the colonial history.

Thank K5802EYjohnk
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We visited this museum as part of a longer tour around KK. The museum itself of course contained items of local historic significance but we did not find it overly interesting. The adjacent heritage village - a collection of village huts - was of greater...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018

Bring your student card to get a free access. Come to this place at noon or after lunch as an escape from the heat.

Thank SalehaS41
Reviewed 9 July 2018

we spend almost 1 and half an hour there. there are some stuff to see. good to break sometimes but not so much.

Thank Ayman S
Reviewed 5 July 2018

I havent been to the Museum for ages till I decided to go with my wife the other day. The place was upgraded with better displays and even a audio visual room. Presentation is good and information provided were great. I wish they wld create...More

Thank AdamR4638
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3 July 2018|
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Response from alisdair t | Reviewed this property |
The charge is RM 15 for all non Malaysian citizens. The reduced rate for children only applies to Malasian citizens.
Manuelle Mary M
20 January 2018|
Response from Alex J | Reviewed this property |
No, it doesn't. I went wearing shorts and a shirt.
16 August 2017|
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Response from HughMc | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on what interests you! I personally thin 2hours is a good amount of time to enjoy both. It is also worth checking the rain - if its raining see the museum first, if its not raining take it the other way... More