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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Awesome, five floors of history presented in an easy to understand format. The building is huge and has not been open for very long. It is a true chronological view of the history of Sarawak.
Awesome, five floors of history presented in an easy to understand format. The building is huge and has not been open for very long. It is a true chronological view of the history of Sarawak. more »
An excellent museum. The museum is no longer in the original Colonial building but has been relocated to a much larger building next to it. Four floors of history on the island, the country, the...
An excellent museum. The museum is no longer in the original Colonial building but has been relocated to a much larger building next to it. Four floors of history on the island, the country, the... more »
This museum was blown away by the quality and variety of exhibits on display. From the moment I walked in, I was transported to Sarawak local art, history, and culture, and was truly impressed by the attention to detail and thought that went into each and every exhibit. One of the highlights of my visit was on the 3rd floor. The accompanying information and context provided by the museum really helped me understand and appreciate the piece on a deeper level. The museum staff were also incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, making my visit even more enjoyable. Overall, I had an incredible experience at Sarawak museum and would highly recommend a visit to anyone who loves art, history, and culture. Whether you're a seasoned museum-goer or a first-time visitor, there is something for everyone to enjoy and learn.
Newest Museum in Kuching, Sarawak. The Borneo Cultures Museum, touted the biggest (30,000sqm building) in Malaysia and second largest in Southeast Asia. Free entrance until further notice. Booking for visit is not required. Brand new five level museum with spacious display for people to enjoy 100 years of Sarawak history. First level house the interactive displays for the kids to enjoy & learn about the environment. The rest of the levels has many interesting Borneo forest animals & tribal items displayed. Over 1,000 artefacts that boast the rich culture and heritage of the indigenous peoples of Borneo and Sarawak, with 30% interactive features. Definitely worth at least a couple of hours or half a day to explore at your leisure. Must see for tourists or residents who are keen to learn about the rich history of Sarawak. There is a museum gift shop at ground level as well. Still a little empty as it’s new, more displays or online audio guide assistance could be added for improvements.
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