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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” (21 reviews)
“new wing” (17 reviews)
“an aquarium” (11 reviews)
Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this museum. Very well maintained and informative. If you enjoy learning about history they you should definitely visit!

Thank Julia O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is separated into 2 distinctly different buildings and it's obvious that one of the exhibitions is in need of updating. Firstly is the history or Kuching and it's very modern and has an array or artefacts, interactive displays and photographs of the history...More

Thank JustJessPerth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good museum with outstanding exhibits . The section on indigenous ethnography feature longhouses and artifacts such as head hunted skulls. The collections of animals and birds and the Wallace collection are also worth viewing.

Thank Thelma K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as part of our guided tour of Kuching and although we probably spent around an hour here that is really enough time. I believe it is closing for a year or more to ‘refresh’ and update which is definitely a good thing as...More

Thank Nick T
Reviewed 9 October 2017

entrance is free, parking is free, nothing else than museum with lots of collections of antiques, animals etc. it does have some cultural section too for knowledge.

Thank LizzaHademi
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The museum is about to be closed for around three years for renovation and consolidation. It is time for this.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Visited the museum due to it being the top thing to do. Went to the main museum which was ok, its going to go under a 2year revamp at the end of the month, can see why! I found the second building alot more interesting....More

Thank Sarah T
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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