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Address: Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
Phone Number:
6082-244232
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Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this...

Nature studies, tradition and local craftsmanship come together in this 1891 museum.

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Interesting to trace the animals, insects, wildlife of Sarawak

The stuffed animals were actually "made" in 1900 and were returned from London when the museum opened 12 years ago. It is interesting to see close up certain animals one is... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2016
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Sciez, France
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Sciez, France
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

The stuffed animals were actually "made" in 1900 and were returned from London when the museum opened 12 years ago. It is interesting to see close up certain animals one is highly unlikely to see, like the Pangolin, the only mammal with scales, of which very few remain and which is destined to become extinct in a short while. Also... More 

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Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We went to Sarawak museum for second time. Previous visit was on 2012. Some things have changed on the first floor of Sarawak museum. The museum provide interactive TV for tourists to get know more of Sarawak indigenous culture and artistry. It's interesting. The ground floor, the number of whale's fossil tooth were lesser than my previous visit. I can't... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Drop by if you are interested in getting to know the land of Sarawak and the history of her beautiful people. You can see, touch and have an insight on how the lives of the people were back in the day as compared to now.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

The museum is free entrance, but we're not allow to take pictures. It's not very big, you may get it done in about a hour. The ground floors are the animals specimens while the 1st floor is about the sarawak cultures. It would be interesting for those who love to know more about the living and cultures of the sarawak... More 

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Miri, Malaysia
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

Free entry and there is a lot to see. Photography isn't encouraged. There is a good collection of animal displays and traditional tools.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

The museum was okay but unfortunately not well maintained. And lacked proper information display hence it was not great to explore.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

The museum has a good collection of natural history displays which date back to the early 50s and 60s. Currently the museum has the new wing under renovation so the display space is less then half of the normal space allocated for displays

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 12 March 2016

Unfortunately they don't encourage photography inside the museum. The collection is small but still quite interesting, if a little run down. There's no entry fee so I suppose it's difficult to complain too much. An hour is enough time to get a good overview.

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Ulladulla, Australia
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Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

I visited the museum one morning. Entry is free and and the exhibits were explained in both Malay and English. There was a section on wildlife and another section on the people and customs, particularly the native people. The surrounding grounds are pleasant with a large expanse of lawns and gardens all within easy walking of the downtown area.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

This is one of the best museums I've been to. Its not too big and not too small. Perfect if you have sometime to spare. It has a wide variety of displays available that is interesting and informative. Everytime I'm in Kuching, I find myself making my way to the museum. Theres always something to see that I think I... More 

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