Sabah State Museum, Kota Kinabalu

3.6
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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. Add Sabah State Museum to your Kota Kinabalu travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kota Kinabalu trip planner .
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  • The museum is a bit pricey for foreigners but worth a visit. The history, natural history and Iban headhunters sections are standouts. The mock cave showing how they gather the swift’s birdsnest is al...  more »
  • An interesting insight into the history of Sabah, it's previous identity of British North Borneo is also displayed, some of the artefacts are priceless.  more »
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  • I went here earlier this month with my friends and their kids for the first time and it was enjoyable especially at the animal section. The exhibition range was acceptably nice, but the overall feels a little bit gloomy. I guess that's just how most museums are in Malaysia. The front piece (orca specimen) was pretty cool and I'm looking forward to see how they're going to manage and improve this museum in future.
  • Not busy. Can see lots of animals- all stuffed. Good for a quick history of Sabah. Also great gardens. A collection of 1960s cars from UK. Didn't visit the historic homes or the locomotive displays.
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