Sabah State Museum, Kota Kinabalu
(3.5/5 based on 420+ 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.
Create a full Kota Kinabalu itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Kota Kinabalu

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kota Kinabalu by other users

14 days in Sabah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Kota Kinabalu & Tokyo BY A USER FROM HONG KONG July, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Kota Kinabalu BY A USER FROM BRUNEI March, kids, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Sabah BY A USER FROM BRUNEI March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM EGYPT January, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Sabah BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Kota Kinabalu BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 还不错的一个地方,孩子喜欢,总体来说,亚庇不大,城市很干净,很文明!很值得去的一个地方。。。。可以了解很多当地的文化,景也不错 
  • Good place to get to know local history and culture. There has a museum building and the outdoor part. You can spend there at least 2 hours and more to see everything. 
  • This is a very nice small museum with plenty of information about Sabah's history. It also has a number of good displays featuring local animals and plants. There are some interesting displays of arch...  more »
Google
  • 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.
  • Umi siyuk