Brunei Museum, Bandar Seri Begawan

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At Brunei Museum, you'll observe an array of displays on varying subjects, from the region's natural history to ancient ceramics from Iran and central Asia. Opened on 29 February 1972 by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, the museum's collection consists mainly of the personal collections of the country's sultan. You'll get to see silver and gold coins from around the Islamic world, as well as an exhibit detailing the history of Japan's martial arts, consisting of replicas of equipment used from the eighth to the 14th centuries. You can also learn about the country's interesting economic position on the globe, and how the disovery of its oil resources brought this about. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Bandar Seri Begawan holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Brunei Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • An excellent resource to discover the human and natural history of this unique country. Lots of hands-on exhibits. Most of the displays are in both Malay and English.  more »
  • Is well worth a visit, but there is no photos but need shoes in the door, even the roof is beautiful inside, carpet can also be super comfortable, HA HA, if encountered festivals more lively
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  • This museum has been closed for years .As of August 2017 Brunei Museum is still closed. If they open it in the future you will probably need to use taxi because bus service is very weak in Brunei.  more »
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  • The shipwreck gallery is impressive. A it dark in the smaller exhibits within the gallery. (seemingly not to protect the artefacts) This gallery is worth the trip out. The second gallery is interesting. You'll only need about an hour if you like to read. The third gallery is for locals, really. With anything else in Brunei, there is no direct us here without a tour so expect to walk from where the bus drops you.
  • No photos can be taken inside except the lobby area. Interesting to find out that BRUNEI used to be a major trading centre in the past n they even build an artificial island to defend their trading port.
  • Sultan's passion on boating, sea trading of ancient Asia, China pottery-wares lost in a ship wreck around 5-6 AD were there by French's help while studying the sea floor. Nearby the museum, an unfinished /abandoned building in the Brunei river with amazing architectural design.
  • lmao most of the people comment where are just bunch of toxic people, i lived nearby the museum just 5 minute walk. yes there arent any thing to see be side the brief intoduction history of brunei and malay culture, because most of the brunei history is spread out around Sabah and Sarawak (some our sultan are buried in Sarawak ) i enjoy my experiece through the museum eventhough i drive pass by everyday for the last 20 years of my life although it lack the expectation of the people coming by it does give the idea on how big Brunei empire ( half of the south east asia that is )
  • I prefer the Royal Regalia compared to Brunei Museum but the staff are friendly. Public transportation wise, so so. Once in a while the museum organise interesting exhibition which is not available anywhere else in Brunei. Last one i visited was 'night creatures', was very good.

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A business oriented city, Bandar Seri Begawan offers a number of hotels and with most of them in the middle to higher price range. Luxurious five-star options can be found next to the park hosting Islam Sultan Sharif Ali University while mid-range ones are grouped on both sides of Sungai Kedayan. It may be difficult to find budget options but upscale places often offer discounts online. Family-oriented establishments can be found along Jalan Kianggeh Road. Budges places tend to group in the vicinity of the water village museum.
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