Royal Regalia Museum, Bandar Seri Begawan

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Get a glimpse into the life of a Sultan through the lavish exhibits at Royal Regalia Museum. Formerly called "Churchill's Museum" out of admiration for the British leader, the institution started as an imperial exhibition hall in 1992. Examine extensive photographs and even a hologram, all detailing the life of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. View the chariot used at his coronation, as well as another used in 1968. Beyond these displays, admire a large quantity of gold, jewels, and other pieces from royal ceremonies that have taken place over the years. Add Royal Regalia Museum and other attractions to your Bandar Seri Begawan trip itinerary using our Bandar Seri Begawan trip builder website .
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  • Really worth a visit, entry is free to the museum and the displays are amazing, it is a great place to understand more about Brunei and the Sultan and his family history.  more »
  • The Museum is one of the most interesting things in Brunei. Are all the gifts that the Sultan has gained throughout your life. A replica of the throne room, the closest us mere mortals, we come to the throne of the Sultanate.
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  • Photography of the exhibits is prohibited. Photography in the lobby area is permitted. One has to leave all belongings (mobile phones, cameras, handbags, purses, etc.) in the lockers provided free of ...  more »
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  • Upon entering the place, you need to take off you shoes. You are only allowed to take photos in the lobby. When entering the museum (where the gifts are located), you will be requested to leave your things in a locker or leave it at the counter (if your things are quite big). Taking photos inside the museum are not allowed. The display inside were beautiful. But then I think it’s much better if they have guides around the place so that they could share a little about Brunei’s history.
  • Interesting place, it is ashame that you can't take pictures in the main area.
  • You can spend a lot of time here. It's staggering to see the money spent on the Sultan, both in Brunei and the gifts from foreign nations. Go with a non-political mind. It's something to see. I've never walked through a museum in my bare feet before. Bring socks if you get cold easily. Small gift shop.
  • A huge museum of things owned by the Sultan of Brunei. Of special note are the gifts from foreign heads of state. Definitely worth a visit when in Brunei. No pictures allowed.
  • One and only place if you want to buy Brunei's suvenior (oil, magnet, bell and so on)

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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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