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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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  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
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Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Amazing number of historic items but very hot inside. Takes a good while to get around everything. The newer building is lovely and cool so you feel you want to stay longer and take in all the information. Well worth a visit for an insight...More

Thank Jayne N
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Very rarely does one come across a virtually open museum ....no tickets, no fuss . What one gets is an extensive expose' to wild life in the region, the evolution of the tribes, their ethinic living style , beliefs, costumes and a simulated long house....More

1  Thank Nippik
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This museum is compact and contains many natural and man-made exhibits of interest. One small tip: the evaporative air-con struggles a little so if you walk to this venue as we did - try and do so in as cool a way as possible! There...More

Thank gazbro2017
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

the museum had some interesting artifacts and stories about the tribal people. The long houses and the history of WW11 and independence

Thank Danuta N
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were surprised at the collection of artifacts & exhibits that were on display. We thought that perhaps we would just have a quick visit but because of the great number of interesting exhibits displayed we spent 2 to 3 hours there & still didn't...More

Thank Redsigma
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Massive collection of variety of natural and historical objects, dimly lit which made the place a little depressing. Also hot and humid the day we visited, air-conditioning not effective or missing. You will need plenty of time and patience to cover the material here.

Thank rick_81_au
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Certainly worth a visit (if not just for a break from the rain or sun). Lots to see and learn in the 3 adjacent museums, which are all FREE ! The text is however rather small on some of the exhibits

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The older museum is full of old, dusty exhibits. The model longhouse was interesting but all the stuffed birds were weird and typical of old fashioned museums. The newer one on the same plot is much better. Spend more time there. It has paintings and...More

Thank Maggie M
Reviewed 2 April 2017

if you have time to kill and have done all the other tourist stuff, this is a place to visit to spend about 1 hour to see some stuffed animals and read up a bit of history of Sarawak...

Thank Scubaholic777
Reviewed 2 April 2017

No A/c in main building- very Hot. Its free and locals have no respect for the place. Loud talking, Picture taking.Only the newer wing has AC- much better

Thank P247
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Nur Amira N
Hello, I see that you have a lot of things to offer in the Museum (as per your website) but are most of them in one place ? What is actually there in Sarawak Museum so that I do not have to multiple places in one day and plus I will be taking UBER ride to go there. Can I learn and get all the information as stated on that particular one location (as per google maps). Please advise.
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