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Sarawak Museum, Kuching

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Discover the history of the area at Sarawak Museum, the longest-established museum on the island. Opened in 1891 in a stately, purpose-built building, the museum holds an impressive natural history collection featuring specimens of indigenous plant and animal species, and detailing their behavior, habitat, and cultural importance. Head to the second floor for the ethnographic section, with artifacts including fish and animal traps, and traditional textiles and handicrafts. Use our Kuching holiday planner to add Sarawak Museum and other attractions to your Kuching vacation plans.
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TripAdvisor
  • What a huge potential with so many things here worth recording and we get a tired, musky place with some old stuffed animals and a few skulls in a reproduction of a long house. They didn't even bother...  more »
  • spent a couple of hours have a good wander around, helped me understand a lot about the country and the people  more »
  • Not a single artifacts been changed pass few decades and maintain its old fashion way in the old historic building. The kids still finds them interesting even though the air con was not on. Came to ou...  more »
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  • My children love going to the museum because they learn many historical facts about Sarawak. Personally I enjoyed the animal section and the History of the Local people. Didn't know that once upon a time Batu Lintang was a Japanese prisoners' camp.
  • A lot of money spent on their new showcase, which is well done. However, the original museum building and its contents badly needs maintenance. Air conditioning does not work in the main museum.
  • It's free! The muzium seni was really cool
  • Take your children with you if you planned to visit; this musuem is very educational!
  • Not as well maintained as many other countries.. What they lack I believe is the curiosity to find out more about the history and a superior to motivate the staff to do so.. they have good exhibitions but they can do more. Still a good place to visit.