Sabah State Museum, Kota Kinabalu

(3.5/5 based on 460 reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Very nice museum where you can see and read the history about Sabah and their culture. Just Rm2 for citizen and forgot the price for non-citizen. Accessing to this museum is not easy and i guess need ...  more »
  • When you have a spare hour or two, this low profile museum is an interesting visit. It's not big but very friendly and it has some interesting pieces. Especially the ceramic part. You can also see som...  more »
  • 這個地方包含博物館,植物園,和遺產村莊。它有一個很好的收藏 - 伊斯蘭文明,考古學和歷史,自然歷史,陶瓷和銅管樂器相關的文物。它也有一個藝術畫廊,包含薩巴和其它東馬來西亞的作品。總的來說,它不如吉隆坡的博物館大。但它有東馬來西亞的好收藏。  more »
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  • Liked the place, learned history of sabah, nice and well preverved historic ceramics there
  • Well... Having to pay 20 times more than a Malay person is not very fair I must say. There are better museums in Europe for that price. Unless you are crazy for local history or heritage I would suggest you to visits the heritage village that it's free and avoid the main building.
  • Not bad but not great either. A part of the collection is closed as well. You can learn a lot about the history of Sabah but it's a bit of a mess sometimes, not chronologically ordered for instance so it can be hard to follow.
  • Plenty of exhibits to see in this museum, covering all the local and cultural historical interests. Lots of good information and displays, but you had to leave your bags outside in the lockers. There is also a heritage village at the other end of the carpark - it was OK, but didn't have a lot of information about it, so was basically just walking around a few straw huts with no context behind it. So skip that bit, and just take in all the museum has to offer. The museum shop also had lots of great souvineers.
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