Sabah State Museum, Kota Kinabalu

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History Museum Museum
Visit Sabah State Museum to discover the history of the region through a permanent collection of archeological, historical, cultural, and natural history artifacts. The museum resides inside a modern four-storey interpretation of the longhouses favored by the Rungus and Murut tribes. Wander around the ethno-botanical gardens to see a heritage village arranged around a lily-pad lake and containing traditional tribal dwellings from across the region and eras. Other attractions within the museum complex include a science and education center, zoo, and an art gallery. Our Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary maker makes visiting Sabah State Museum and other Kota Kinabalu attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu

In the area of Sepanggar you'll find the main set of hotels, ranging from simple and mid-priced, to the more luxurious with good sea views. Move away from the coast for more space and privacy in resort-style hotels, which offer a range of facilities and comfortable, sometimes quirky rooms and apartments. Farther out still, you'll find backpacker motels, giving easy access to the surrounding natural attractions that, after all, are the primary reason for being here.
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  • Many things to see and learn. Pleasant walk in the museum. Kids loves the whale skeleton displayed at the entrance hall. The video of making this skeleton was very nice to watch. RM2 per adult. Kids F...  more »
  • A nice way to spend a couple of hours indoors if its hot or raining. The exhibits are grouped into seperate rooms for culture, nature etc. Good english descriptions, well laid out. Can also walk throu...  more »
  • Worthwhile taking a look at the history of Sabah and Kota Kinabalu. Interesting displays but the translations to English are not always available. The day I visited was a little crowded due to a cruis...  more »
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  • Extraordinary place. Obviously put together by world class professionals. Fascinating to me. View the exhibits inside but do not neglect the outside exhibits.
  • A place you should be visiting while in town, not only for the tourist but for the locals.you can learn a lot about the history of Sabah and the culture of its diverse ethnics. A lot of interesting exhibition also been held here. Tickets also reasonable.surrounded by the greens and the environment also beautiful. Going there is easy and parking also provided. Theres a small cafe selling foods and drinks outside the muzeum and price also cheap.next to the ticket office you can buy souvenir. A great place to bring the young ones too.
  • The look inside was a little outdated though visiting here will really give you a pack of new insights. Readers should visit this, a lot of materials in here. Not crowded.
  • Last time I visit Sabah museum a couple months ago. Visit here again and there is a lot of new attraction inside the museum. One of the newest attraction would be the train gallery which is outside the museum..
  • Great to visit. A lot of the signs in the inside museum were in English and interesting. Close to the museum is a nice little restaurant with local food, including nasi and satay. Science building was closed, unfortunately. Outside were two large areas with various kinds of longhouses with good signs. You get here best by car or taxi (about RM 15).