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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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Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 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
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

It is located in a beautiful old house in the middle of a garden. The exhibits are really many. If they were displayed in a modern way the museum would be really good. Unluckily they are crammed and badly lit with few captions. There is...More

Thank lauramtorino
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Been here with my friends from USA and they truly enjoy all the amazing artifacts and natural history that Sarawak has to offer. I personally like the aquarium sections tho the animals kinda look 'dead' to me. If you have a camera, you can just...More

Thank princeofasia
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

In general, a good place to learn something about Sarawak, the tribes, the customs, the traditions. There's a real longhouse inside the museum for those who didn't have a chance to visit a real one in the jungle. The section on the first floor with...More

Thank martyna_polska
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We came here for visit.. It was interesting to be here becoz there are many things about sarawakian culture and arts.. Nice to be here.. 😁😁😁😁

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Great excursion to know the old tribes in Malaysia and their culture. It's free and can you spend one day or half day. So interesting.

Thank Fernando G
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The Sarawak Museum has prided itself as one of the best in Southeast Asia by virtue of its excellent documentations of its collections. Its colonial style architecture gives it a distinctive presence. However, visitors to Kuching will have to shelf their plan of visiting the...More

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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