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Sarawak Museum

Sarawak Museum is located on both sides of Tun Abang Haji Open Road in Kuching. The museum has one of the best collections in South East Asia. The exhibits range from ethnographic collection to the oil industry in Sarawak. Its oldest wing which was opened in 1891 proudly shows off Normandy town-house style and architecture while the new wing 'Dewan Tun Abdul Razak' across the footbridge is used for events and exhibitions. It holds several rotating exhibitions, museum's admin centre, a café, souvenir shop and an activity centre.

Address: Jalan Tun Haji Openg, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday, 9.00 am - 4.30 pm

No Admission Fees

Police Museum at Fort Margherita

Fort Margherita, an old British colonial fortress was built in 1879. It was used by the Brooke dynasty to guard the Sarawak River and Kuching town from any external attacks. But, as Kuching was a peace loving town, it has never fired a single gunshot though the fortress was fully armed and cannons were installed in the wooden windows! Now converted into the Police Museum, the fortress swanks English design and was named after Brooke's beloved wife Margaret Alice Lili de Windt. The museum displays remains of the original buildings of the fortress, watch towers, old cannons, cannon balls, swords, guns, pistols, and other vestiges of its artillery. The armoury and the condemned prisoner's cell still exist and depict the scenes of hanging and other punishments that were inflicted upon criminals.

Address: Kampung Boyan Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

No Admission Fees.

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The Islamic Museum

The Islamic Museum is located on Jalan P.Ramlee in the beautifully restored Maderasah Melayu Building. The museum displays Sarawak's rich historical heritage, specialties of Sarawak's Muslim community, the beauty of Islamic civilization and architecture in the region as a whole. The museum consists of 7 galleries set around a central courtyard garden, each with a different theme.

Address: Jalan P. Ramlee, Sarawak, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday, 9.00 am to 4.30 pm

No Admission Fees

The Chinese History Museum

The building itself is historic and was built in 1912. Located at Kuching Waterfront opposite to the Tua Pek Kong Temple, the Chinese History Museum elaborates history of the Chinese community in Sarawak. It showcases the struggles and values as encountered and instilled by the early pioneers. It displays the historical information about the origin of each Chinese dialect group, their traditional skills and cultural heritage, and progress achieved throughout the years as well.

Address: Crowne Plaza Riverside Kuching, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 93756 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday, 9.00 am to 4.30 pm

No Admission Fees