Brunei's museums and galleries pay tribute to the past Sultans who have strived to create a strong foothold for the country on Borneo Island. Their valuables, documentary evidence, historic archives, artefacts, and royal regalia are displayed for tourists to enjoy and appreciate. Brunei has established many cultural centres and galleries to display its art, traditions and culture. At these centres, one can witness and learn the Malay-Brunei way of making arts & crafts.
Royal Regalia Museum (Bangunan Alat Kebesaran Diraja)
The Royal Regalia Museum, previously known as the Royal Regalia Building, is a museum located in the heart of Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei. It mainly houses the regalia of the Sultan and the royalty and exhibits related to the commemorations of the Silver and Golden Jubilee celebrations of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah's rule of Brunei. It was officially opened on September 30th 1992, by the Sultan himself.
Address: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
The Brunei Museum is the national museum of Brunei located at Kota Batu near the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan. The museum has exhibits of Islamic art, the historical period of the 16th century and archaeology and ethnography. It is the largest museum in Brunei.
Address: Kota Batu, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Brunei History Centre
The Brunei History Centre is a government institution that conducts research, documentation, publication and dissemination on matters about the history of Brunei. It was established in 1982 by the consent of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah as an institute of historical research on Brunei for the benefit of the Bruneian people.
Address: Bandar Seri Begawan BS 8610, Negara Brunei Darussalam
Kampong Ayer Cultural & Tourism Gallery
Officially open on the August 19th 2009, it is also called 'Venice of the East'. The gallery is located near jetty one and is accessible by water taxis. Learn about the history, the society, and the handicrafts handed down through generations.
Address: Bandar Seri Begawan, Belait Bay, Brunei Darussalam
Malay Technology Museum
The Brunei-Malays have their traditional life and heritage recorded and documented at the Malay Technology Museum. One can view the long-established art of making wooden boats, houses at Kampong Ayer, metal works, goldsmithing, weaving and fishing crafts. Opened in 1988 by His Majesty, the museum was sponsored by Royal Dutch Shell on Brunei's independence in 1984. It is located next to Brunei Museum.
Address: Kampung Kota Batu, Brunei-Muara, Brunei Darussalam
Brunei Arts & Handicrafts Training Centre
As the name suggests, the Brunei Arts & Handicrafts Centre was established to preserve the handicrafts and traditional crafts of Brunei such as silverware, hand-woven baskets, brassware, woodcarving, & Jong Sarat. The centre also holds classes for those interested in learning the arts.
Address: Jalan Residency, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Oil & Gas Discovery Centre (Seria)
Brunei Oil & Gas Discovery Centre in Seria, Brunei Darussalam, is ideal for curious visitors who want to know more about the processes involved in oil and gas exploration. There are about 100 exhibits at the interactive centre that open up to the world of science and engineering and promote nature conservation.
Address: Jalan Tengah, Seria, Brunei Darussalam