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Brunei History Center

Jalan James Pearce | Jalan Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8611, Brunei Darussalam
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Mostly Arabic

There are some information in English and some good background history. But a lot of it is the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
KSL13
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USA
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Interesting

Gave me a good insight into the history of Brunei and Borneo. Free entry. Well presented. Would... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
Shahla V
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 days ago
“Mostly Arabic ”
24 Jan 2018
“Interesting”
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Jalan James Pearce | Jalan Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8611, Brunei Darussalam
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are some information in English and some good background history. But a lot of it is the genealogy record of the Sultan, which is like familial dictatorships around the world, used to justify its existence to its people. Skipable.

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Gave me a good insight into the history of Brunei and Borneo. Free entry. Well presented. Would recommend as a place to go especially if you like history.

Thank Shahla V
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We visited this free museum during our stay in Brunei. It could have been a very interesting one if it was more interactive: there was too much things to read but not that much in english. Last room about spices was interesting. We recommend a...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Interesting museum could be more interesting to foreigners with more English translations on the exhibits. Those panels that were translated covering the colonial history of Brunei were fascinating! Like many people, I wasn't too familiar with Brunei's development and history, especially under the British and...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Small museum with limited information provided other than some contracts during the 18-1900s and some information on the existence of Brunei from Chinese and European records from around 1600s. There’s a room where they have the spices on display and you can smell the scent...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Not much to see in this small museum. Bali has almost no public bus service. You will end up using taxi for most every trip.

Thank him b
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

The muesum; isnt as great as the the Royal muesum. It doesnt have artifacts except for lots of reading on the history of Brunei. It is interesting to see how instrumental Brunei was for the trade and the efforts by James Cook. If you have...More

Thank Usman M
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

had the chanced to visit this history center and glad i did ...find out a lot about brunei and its people.

Thank Jed J
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

There are some interesting sections in this museum, but as others have mentioned alot of it has little or no English. That said it does give one a bit of an idea about Brunei history so if you have some spare time you could spend...More

Thank Melanie T
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

A must for who is interested in history. History is told a little in their fovor, but I didn't mind. That goes for every country. It was a good museum.

Thank Severine B
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