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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. Before you head to Kuching, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kuching road trip planner, to make sure you see all that Kuching has to offer, including Sarawak Museum.
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  • If you like old school style of education then your visit to Sarawak Museum is worthwhile for histories of Sarawak culture. There are native culture and artifacts display in the museum itself. You wil...  more »
  • The main part of the museum is closed until the new one across the road is open. But there is still plenty to see in the History museum.  more »
  • Sites some excellent local specimens. On of the best in the world. Excellent place for young and old  more »
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  • I have been lucky enough to have visited so many national museums throughout the world mainly in Europe and in my humble, no prejudicial opinion, this is the most interesting museum in the world. It has so many artifacts, you really need at least 2 days to take your time browsing through the numerous artifacts and that does not include the modern era museum next door. I have visited this place twice on 2 separate occasions and am still not satisfied...I need more time. Oh I love to visit this place again.
  • A wonderful place where you can learn about the history, traditions, religion of Sarawak. The exhibitions are very interesting and they also have some nice movies. Free entrance.
  • Small but very well organize museum. A big part of it is under renovation but by what I have seen we can only expect it to be a good one
  • Scenery is great, you can take great pictures here. A lot of things that you can learn here esp about the people and their beliefs. Interesting.
  • Entrance free & located in the heart of Kuching were very first good conditions for me to choose visit this museum. And I do enjoy it. It introduce an interesting culture. Even showing the short movie to explain clearer. Strong recommend to explore in city
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