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Address: Jalan Merdeka, Kuching 93050, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 82-244 232

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Persevere with your search for this museum if you want to see it. The displays are reasonably good, but I was a bit disturbed to find huge standalone air conditioning units going... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Matt T
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Persevere with your search for this museum if you want to see it. The displays are reasonably good, but I was a bit disturbed to find huge standalone air conditioning units going full tilt in every room, and every door wide open to the heat. In some case they were aimed at the door! Seems like a weird thing to... More 

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Ettalong Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This little gem is both an oasis of calm and a most interesting insight into the Islamic religion and culture. It is on my must-see list every time I am in Kuching. Located behind the newer Sarawak Museum building, entry is free and I thoroughly recommend a visit.

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United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

I was looking forward to seeing all the positive achievement of Islam and Muslims brought to the world. Instead, it's mostly propaganda about how the Islamic achievements are better than everyone else. The descriptions are well written and mostly likely by someone who's never been outside of a Muslim country

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

Not a bad way to spend an hour or so if its raining. Its free and they have some interesting exhibits of furniture, clothing instruments etc

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

Not that much to see and could do with a bit more interpretation but still worth a look as you wander around the city.

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tulsa
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68 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

This museum is much newer than the near by borneo musem and focusses on Islamic culture. The exhibits are comprehensive and well done and many impressive artefacts are on display. Together both museums cover the country's varied history and people and are close together so easily seen together.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

This museum is a short walk (across a footbridge) from the main Sarawak Museum (Google Maps has this in the wrong location) Well worth a visit!

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Labuan Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

Been here, its a good museum, but nothing great here. There are 7 galleries, the first was interesting. Though its named islamic museum, other religion can enter here, and I can guaranteed there are nothing about religion sensitivity issues in here, In here we can learn more about islam, writing, clothes, technology, art, architecture and so on. Its worth to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

When I visited (June 2013) the only facilities operating were the shop and the tea-rooms. The display areas were blocked off for preparation of a new exhibition

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Bedale
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

Tucked away behind the Sarawak Museum this place is well worth a visit. The building is delightfully cool and the exhibits well laid out and labelled. It gives an insight into the history of Islam around Kuching.

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