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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Sarawak Museum Reviews
Nothing here..just dont go..u will waste your time here. Just replica if insect and animal in the museum more »
This is one of the most interesting museum not to be missed anytime you are in Kuching. It is as long as I can recalled. Love the history of Sarawak and its people - I am a proud SARAWAKIAN. Go and... more »
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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