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Sarawak Museum

Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
6082-244232
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Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good47%
  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“natural history” (24 reviews)
“new wing” (17 reviews)
“long house” (35 reviews)
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Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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6082-244232
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"natural history"
in 24 reviews
"new wing"
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"long house"
in 35 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"under renovation"
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"old building"
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"free entrance"
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"couple of hours"
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"across the road"
in 8 reviews
"exhibits"
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"collection"
in 63 reviews
"aquarium"
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"sarawak"
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"longhouse"
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"wallace"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sites some excellent local specimens. On of the best in the world. Excellent place for young and old

Thank sandfly07
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This building is closed for renovations, so they have displays in the building next door to see. There is plenty of info, exhibits and displays to see. Lots of history on Sarawak. Quite interesting for an hour or so. Free entrance.

Thank Sally H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This majestic colonial building may look rather boring from the outside but believe me you will find lots of interesting artifacts depicting the culture and traditions of the locals. And you will also be surprise how many tribes there are, although at a glance, for...More

1  Thank mahli o
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Urang of Sarawak exhibition which was excellent. Very informative, interesting and well displayed artifacts and some interactive displays which kept us all (including my 8 year old) engaged. Unfortunately the Old Sarawak Museum is under conservation at the moment which is a...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We could not find the museum building as it is surrounded y boarding and there are no signs (we didn't know it was closed and walked for a long time trying to find it). It would be helpful to have a sign clarifying that this...More

1  Thank lesley k
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The Museum is closed. It's boarded up with metal sheets and come again in 2020. So do not waste your time trying to get there but do visit the shopping mall closeby as I found STARBUCKS !!!!

1  Thank joey k
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

The main museum is still closed but this small wing is well laid out and shows the history and culture of the region. There are not too many exhibits and they are all well labelled and there are some excellent interactive displays. Well worth a...More

Thank valerie g
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We visited with two children (4 and 6) and had an enjoyable time. One wing was older and poorly maintained, but the kids liked the stuffed animal exhibits. The modern wing was airconditioned with nice interactive exhibits. Overall, a good introduction to Sarawak. I would...More

Thank Dan F
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

A small museum that charts the history and development of Sarawak including WW2 and the Japanese as well as head hunting. All well presented, do visit

Thank Stephen L
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The old Sarawak Museum will be temporarily closed to the public from Oct 23 2017 for a period of two and a half years until early 2020 to pave way for Phase II of the Sarawak Museum campus and heritage trail project.

2  Thank Aida Marie M
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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
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