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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  • Newly built modern museum by the family of the Sultan in order to preserve the roots of primitive dwellings of Brunei. In fact were reconstructed within a series of huts, showing and reconstruct human activities of these people, very simple. In the garden there are turrets which allow visitors a beautiful view of the city and the water village.
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  • In a place where there are so many stuff to do, can be a good visit this museum. However, the acquis is somewhat limited and leaves something to be desired compared to other museums of other countries.
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  • Very composite and stylish Museum. Something very interesting and hoards of interesting artefacts and gifts from different countries. Perfect place to capture your photographs, be ready with selfie  more »
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  • No camera allowed inside the museum unfortunately. We still had a great time though. Once we're finished exploring inside, we ventured outside the museum. Its situated near the brunei river so the scenery was incredible there.
  • A fascinating new museum due to its position on the banks of the Brunei River, and has an attractive area for travelers wishing to know the uniqueness, history and activities that have taken place in the maritime waters of Brunei over the last few centuries.
  • 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.

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Where to stay in Bandar Seri Begawan

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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