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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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  • Didn’t know what to expect as the main building was under refurbishment and closed but we went to the people of Sarawak section. It was actually a really good quality, modern museum that was really in...  more »
  • After our annual meeting we went here for a bit of exploration. There are not too much but a lot of great photo spot. Love the tone of ambiance of the place  more »
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  • It is under renovation. It does have some unique ecological and anthropological display not seen elsewhere, including the main National Museum in KL. Hopefully the renovation will bring new life to this aging museum and modernize its display and facilities while keeping some of the unique items.
  • Only if you like history. Can spend a good hour here just reading about the exhibits
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