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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  • The Museum is worth a visit if visiting Brunei, a collection of items belonging to the King really is complete and you will be able to follow the history of Brunei in him. free admission, only requested to populate the data yourself and your goods have to be stored in lockers. you are only allowed to take photos on the 1st floor, the front face with the counters, the inside and the 2nd floor diperbolehlan not take photo
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  • I didn't have a great understanding about the Royal family in Brunei so found this museum gave me a good insight. After removing my shoes I entered the welcoming atmosphere of the air-conditioned muse...  more »
  • A colossal waste of time. Tacky to say the least. Are the gifts you have made to the Sultan. Really nothing interesting, at least in my opinion. There you go right because there is so much to see, not a BSB because it's free and because the air conditioning is a ball! The reps are still very kind.
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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.
  • Free entrance. Interesting exposition. I like story about king in the second floor. But it's not alowed to make photos here
  • The outer building itself is beautiful, with a wide dome in the Islamic style of architecture. There were a couple of misplaced signs which said "Entry, main entrance) pointing to sealed doors, the actual entrance has a shoe rack and a light up sign which says welcome over it. Shoes are to be removed on arrival. On entry to the right there is a reception where name and nationality are registered in exchange for a locker key to put away phones and cameras (no photos allowed on entry and in the inner museum). The museum itself begins with a history of the current sultan and continues on to some royal items and gifts from other nations or important persons/organisations. There is a gift shop at the end with some locally made items, magnets and other such paraphernalia. At this stage pictures of the lobby may be take.
  • 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.
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