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Sarawak Museum

Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia
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Reviewed 27 March 2015

While it would be possible to hire a cab and do this yourself, we hired a guide and got a great overview of the local and tribal history. great stories on the headhunters and the traditions behind it

1  Thank RobHarris21
Reviewed 10 March 2015

This museum hasn't changed much in the last three decades. But I still enjoy visiting it. Not the most PC with all the taxidermy, but it is genuine and still free!

1  Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 2 March 2015

The Sarawak Museum was built by Charles Brooke, on the encouragement of his friend, the great naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace. Wallace spent many months in Borneo, collecting specimen. One of them was the famous Rajah Brooke butterfly - now the symbol of Sarawak. A giant...More

3  Thank rik2011
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Liked that the displays were bi-lingual with English. Free entry. Nicely laid out, informative. At the time we visited, other parts of the museum were closed fro renovation. Also went to Art Museum which was 4 or 5 art items for sale, a shop &...More

1  Thank StrayCat5
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

The Sarawak museum has much to see and learn. Besides the history section , there is also a art gallery and a ceramic gallery. If one has time go for a walk in the museum park. That is one of the best especially if the...More

1  Thank Philomina ly hu... K
Reviewed 18 February 2015

History of head hunting in Sarawak are well published here.You can still see the skull of those victims hanging on to the museum ceiling..They are real heads and well preserved.

1  Thank Mohamad U
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

Spend the day at one of the best museums in Asia.. Full of wonderful artifacts and colourful history. Beautiful landscape and garden. Great for outdoor photography.

2  Thank Rina_Z88
Reviewed 14 February 2015

The upper section was good with backgrounds about the longhouses. The lower section is all about Borneo's inhabitant: animals. Lots of stuffed animals. Nice for the kids I guess. Museums are free, so you can just walk quickly in and out.

1  Thank Roy P
Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

Not far from the centre, so easy to go and have a look. Part is about the history, mostly about the Iban tribe. Other exhibition shows all the animals that live around sarawak. Really nice to have a look.

1  Thank DaniVialle
Reviewed 13 February 2015

It is hard to give a fair review as we visited in low season, when most of the place was closed for renovation . What we did see was a bit dark, dusty and dismal, although there was a party of schoolchildren having practical lessons...More

1  Thank Liz H
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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.
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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