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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.
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  • Very good46%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
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“new wing” (17 reviews)
Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Seeing an old monument in kuching sarawak reflect who and what sarawak had become now. This building has been closed 2 month ago till year 2019 for conservation and refurbishment works. Such a great effort from by the goverment in preserving one of the world...More

Thank Lilianna P
Reviewed 1 week ago

might be more interesting if it was properly curated. as it is its lots of stuff with little explanation or sequencing

Thank plaistowboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great experience to visit Sarawak Museum. There is so much to learn about the history of Sarawak and this is a good starting point for the first visit. It is an interesting mix of the old and the new. Great location and...More

Thank Nenad D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are various artifacts, treasures and so on being left for collection in the Sarawak museum. Many tourists who come to Kunching Sarawak do not miss to visit the museum. You can also find the ancient items left in the museum. NOTED: BELIEVE TAKING THE...More

Thank RozianaMohdSalim
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 1 November 2017

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 28 October 2017 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 17 October 2017 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 15 October 2017 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
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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