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Address: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

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NOT A GREAT DEAL OF INFO IN ENGLISH ON DISPLAY TO READ

Being my very last morning in Bandar Seri Begawan on 13/07/16 before checking out of my local accommodation I had a few hours to kill, decided on visiting Brunei History Centre a... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
Stephen N
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Rockdale, Australia
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Rockdale, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Being my very last morning in Bandar Seri Begawan on 13/07/16 before checking out of my local accommodation I had a few hours to kill, decided on visiting Brunei History Centre a 10 min walk away from my hotel. On entering the staff were friendly enough & free admission. However walking around on 2 levels there's not much to read... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Located next to the building containing the Royal Regalia Museum (on Jalan Sultan) is a more humble (white) residential type abode housing the Brunei History Center. Opened in 1982, the center is briefed to research the history of Brunei, which indirectly would mean the history of the ruling family. As such, much of the work conducted has been on establishing... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

You may drop by Brunei History Centre after going to Royal Regalia Museum. They're almost beside each other. This is a small museum that mostly contains important documents in Bruneian history, old maps, and a few artifacts. Honestly, I slightly got bored with this museum. I just gave around 10-15 minutes of my time then left. Anyway good thing it's... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Located near the Royal Regalia Building is the Brunei History Centre. The building containing the history centre is not as impressive Royal Regalia nor are the displays as impressive nor as well translated into English for the English speaking visitor. The are many documents displayed (and a few artefacts) such as old maps, treaties, and more. The history buff would... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Their is a wonderful book shop here. Most times it has the OPEN sign flashing but you have to go to reception for someone to open the shop. They have several free exhibitions going at present and if you are interested in the country you have visited they are well worth seeing. It is at the back of the Royal... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

This museum is not for everyone. It is small and there is not much history in it except for the variety of genealogy charts, one of which is in English with colored photos of the lineage of the Brunei Royal Family. Several of them married cousins. There are also documents from the 19 and 20th century of the agreements between... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

Within 5 minutes i was in and out of the place. Only 1 gallery was available to the public whilst the other gallery was empty. The gallery only showcased manuscripts and a stone tablet with calligraphy. Nothing special to see here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

A small place but with some wonderful items for researchers right back to the early 1800's. They have a wonderful book shop with all books in English but because they would be only small print runs they are quite expensive

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

Closed for no apparent reason. It looked like they were doing some sort of renovations but there was no signage.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

it is very spacious and lovely to look at i see there are more things still under construction. im curious of what else they are going to include there. so i may come back here to see.

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