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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  • Inside the museum you can see not just the ceremonial treasures and mementos of the Royal Family but also several gifts from different national leaders from several countries across the globe.  more »
  • Yes, this can be on your list when walking around Brunei, but other sights deserve more attention. The museum is nothing spectacular - after 15 minutes you are done with this rather peculiar display o...  more »
  • The showcase of the royalty regalia mostly for the coronation. One of the galleries was closes. There is a souvenir shop inside the museum selling stuffs at a very resonable price (surprisingly).  more »
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  • Huge Museum with many of the gifts to the Sultan, weapons and clothes. Also two very impressive state carriages used at different ceremonies are on display. The entrance is free. Shoes must be left outside - shoe-shelves are available. Proper attire is essential to enter. Cameras and mobile phones must be left by the entrance. locker-boxes and coat/bag check are also available. There is also a small gift-shop. The staff of the museum is more or less friendly. The museum is sort of a shrine for the emperor and his family. The wealth and the number of objects on display are impressive. Its pretty cold (AC) inside - you may want to bring a jacket or light sweater.
  • Very informative history about Brunei's monarchy. It's a big museum and has a lot of content about the current His Majesty. It can get a bit tiresome halfway through as there can be unnecessary (irrelevant) information but overall it helps to understand how much the people of Brunei admire and love their Sultan. Also, it's a great way to get out of the tropical weather. A nice reprieve! Please be aware that you will not be able to take photos unless you're in the main open area. You will also have to take your shoes off prior entering the building. And they will provide free lockers for your bags too.
  • Worth to visit, to see and understand Sultan's omnipresence in Brunei. Unfortunately you can not take pictures from inside but you can take a photo in the lobby / entrance hall.
  • It's the pictorial display of history of Sultanate of Brunei! Informative and very well maintained! A must visit for a tourist!
  • This is such an interesting and quirky place! Probably my favourite place within BSB.
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