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Fort Margherita

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I wasn’t expecting much. I could see the fort from my hotel room across the river; it is a small building, after all. We took a boat across the river and walked the short distance from the river to the fort. This place is really...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nomadic888
BGallery, Deputy Museums Manager at Fort Margherita, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Nomadic888, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback and sharing your experience on your recent visit to Fort Margherita as well as the Brooke Gallery. We're glad that you had an enjoyable time at the fort while learning on Sarawak History...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all loved climbing to the top as it offered an amazing view of Kuching. The kids had a great time walking round the inside of the walls and peeking in the ‘skull’ door. Great morning well spentMore

Date of experience: January 2019
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BGallery, Deputy Museums Manager at Fort Margherita, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Annio1976, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback and for sharing your positive experience on your visit to Fort Margherita! It is much appreciated. We are glad to hear that the whole family had a grand time at the fort. It...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Born in Kuching and never stepped into Fort Margherita until one friend came to Kuching for short vacation. Because it was a short trip, so I had to find out what is worth for my friend to visit. I was amazed by the exhibit. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BGallery, Deputy Museums Manager at Fort Margherita, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Suk_Ling10, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback and for sharing your positive experience on your visit to Fort Margherita! It is much appreciated. We are thrilled that you have finally made it to the Fort! And we are also grateful...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The is the legendary fort in Kuching After much renovation done, they are now the keeper's of the brooke's gallery.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BGallery, Deputy Museums Manager at Fort Margherita, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear AChee74, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback and sharing your experience on your recent visit to Fort Margherita as well as the Brooke Gallery. Please do continue your journey at our new mini museum located within the Old Court House,...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fort Margherita is a legacy of the Brooke era when many forts were built to defend and maintain peace in the territories. Fort Margherita is one of the few forts built in the British Colonial style. It is very well preserved and has been converted...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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BGallery, Deputy Museums Manager at Fort Margherita, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear ngcwee, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback on your recent visit to Fort Margherita and for sharing your positive experience. We are glad that we share the same views with regards to the heritage buildings that we have in Sarawak....More

Reviewed 16 December 2018

Fort Margherita is an old fort constructed in 1879 by Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak situated in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The fort is an important landmark and monument in Sarawak's history which goes back to the Brooke Dynasty. The fort, built in the style of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BGallery, Deputy Museums Manager at Fort Margherita, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Dear yangrizal, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback on your recent visit to Fort Margherita and for sharing your positive experience. And thank you too for sharing the information that you have with regards to our beloved fort! It is much...More

Reviewed 1 December 2018

Over by river taxi and walk up the hill, this will at sometime be upgraded, but dont be put off. Step hill but only 10 minutes walk from the river taxi dock from the Esplanade. very quiet as they try to renovate.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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BGallery, Deputy Museums Manager at Fort Margherita, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Dear Billythefish1, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback and for sharing your positive experience on your visit to Fort Margherita as well as to the Brooke Gallery! It is much appreciated. As you have noticed, our surrounding areas are in the...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

If you have read anything about Sarawak and Kuching you will have read about the White Raja’s, the Brookes dynasty. Fort Margherita has an excellent exhibition detailing the foundation, duration and legacy of these Rajahs. Three floors of interesting exhibits,photos and descriptions, and a great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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BGallery, Assistant Gallery Manager at Fort Margherita, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Dear Phil_Dr Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback on your recent visit to Fort Margherita and for sharing your positive experience! It is much appreciated. We are delighted that you found your experience interesting, and thank you for suggesting other ways...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We were very interested in the history and story of the White Rajahs of Sarawak. If the history interests you then this is definitely worth a visit. We had done a bit of background reading on the Brook history and found the musuem fascinating. Highly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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BGallery, Assistant Gallery Manager at Fort Margherita, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Dear tropictrav Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback on your recent visit to Fort Margherita and for sharing your positive experience! It is very much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at the Brooke Gallery and that you...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

A nice overview of the Brooke history in Sarawak, which is an amazing and inspiring story of adventure and respect for the local people. located in a historical fortress. It is a challenge to get there at the moment (in clear view from the waterfront,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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BGallery, Assistant Gallery Manager at Fort Margherita, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Dear Nicolevanvugt Thank you for taking the time to submit your positive feedback on your recent visit to Fort Margherita! It is very much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at the Brooke Gallery and that you gained a clear impression of...More

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Response from Henry H | Reviewed this property |
Thunder B, I have only taken pictures from inside the building and rooftop. Esca is a Brooke too, son of Charles Brooke. There is quite a bit of history brought together in this museum. cheers Henry
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