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Address: Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
Phone Number:
6082-244232
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Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this...

Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.

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good introduction for a trip to Borneo

this is a low-key but nonetheless very enjoyable place to visit , especially at the start of a trip. IN an hour or less you can get a feel for some of the things that you are... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Easy to get too. .. easy to get around the exhibits. ... lacks a bit of love and tender care. .. but gives good insight into the history of Sarawak

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UK
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

this is a low-key but nonetheless very enjoyable place to visit , especially at the start of a trip. IN an hour or less you can get a feel for some of the things that you are about to encounter.

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Gold Coast
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Really enjoyed the one hour learning about the tribes people of Sawarak and their traditions. You can even climb in the 'replica' longhouse. The most interesting exhibitions are upstairs, as I didnt like the stuffed animals on the ground floor.

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Kulim, Malaysia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

if you are already near, it wont hurt just to go and see what inside. could learn a thing or two when you visit a museum.

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Sciez, France
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

The stuffed animals were actually "made" in 1900 and were returned from London when the museum opened 12 years ago. It is interesting to see close up certain animals one is highly unlikely to see, like the Pangolin, the only mammal with scales, of which very few remain and which is destined to become extinct in a short while. Also... More 

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Indonesia
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We went to Sarawak museum for second time. Previous visit was on 2012. Some things have changed on the first floor of Sarawak museum. The museum provide interactive TV for tourists to get know more of Sarawak indigenous culture and artistry. It's interesting. The ground floor, the number of whale's fossil tooth were lesser than my previous visit. I can't... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Drop by if you are interested in getting to know the land of Sarawak and the history of her beautiful people. You can see, touch and have an insight on how the lives of the people were back in the day as compared to now.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

The museum is free entrance, but we're not allow to take pictures. It's not very big, you may get it done in about a hour. The ground floors are the animals specimens while the 1st floor is about the sarawak cultures. It would be interesting for those who love to know more about the living and cultures of the sarawak... More 

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Miri, Malaysia
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30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Free entry and there is a lot to see. Photography isn't encouraged. There is a good collection of animal displays and traditional tools.

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Thank ccjustine
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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36 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

The museum was okay but unfortunately not well maintained. And lacked proper information display hence it was not great to explore.

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