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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.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good46%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“new wing” (17 reviews)
Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The museum is really small and they don't really have much to see. It is free so if you don't have anything else to do it's OK. It took us like 30 minutes to get inside and see everything.

Thank Ina G
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Some of the stuffed animal exhibits are very old and probably not to current day tastes, but more than compensated for by the long house upstairs and the associated exhibits. Very informative.

Thank David P
Reviewed 12 September 2016

free entry but air cons don't work so expect it to be hot in side. some of the exhibits were in need of attention. but it still had some great stuff on show. was great to see Wallace's gun and collecting boxes.

Thank Ken J
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

It was free entrance and decided to give a shot as I was in the area. Found it pretty good. A lot of things to look at and also learn more about the Borneo culture. Found the Longhouse exhibits pretty darn cool as you get...More

Thank Rashidul K
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Museum full with informative content and also counter of selling souvenirs available. Just the museum is a bit run down and need some polish in their interior. Overall, I like this place as I am interesting about seeking additional information about anything that have historical...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I like the fact that most of the displays are more or less related to Sarawak. The longhouse exhibition is good and even comes with skulls of real people. A good museum to learn a little bit about Sarawak despite being small.

Thank noosief
Reviewed 6 September 2016

You get to know about the history of the museum and mostly about Sarawak's flora and fauna. Still got more to improve.

Thank izmaes87
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Not a big place this museum has one floor devoted to natural history and another devoted to the culture. The building and surround is quite pretty and became the backdrop for wedding photos when we were there. The historic collection of stuffed animals is not...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Sarawak Museum used to be one of the best museums in Asia. Not anymore I am afraid. My revisit after my last visit some 20 years ago do find the museum in the past is much more historical and informative. Not that all the air...More

Reviewed 26 August 2016

Didn't know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised, fabulous collection of IBAN masks, great wood carvings and model long house, etc, all very interesting.

Thank Viv B
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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