The Sabah Museum is one of the prominent museums in Sabah state that showcases the region's rich cultural and historical heritage in the form of various galleries, each having its own theme. The main museum is the Sabah Museum complex which is located at the Bukit Istana Lama in Kota Kinabalu. Along with the museum, there is also an ethnobotanist garden, a zoological garden, and a heritage village, all in one place. The museum itself contains six galleries; namely, Islamic Civilization Gallery, the Archaeology and History Gallery, Natural History Gallery, Art Gallery, Ceramic and Brassware Gallery, Traditional Costumes, etc. The main objective of the museum is to protect and preserve Sabah’s rich civilizing legacy, for generations to come.
Address: Jalan Muzium, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Museum Batu Tulug
Along the eastern coast area of Sabah are limestone caves formed around 20 – 25 million years back. ‘Agop’ in the local Orang Sungai language means cave. There is a total of three caves in the cliff, which stands 39 metres high. Agop suriba is on the first floor, lingtaga on the second and sat on the last floor. What makes these caves so special is the presence of wooden coffins dating back to about 250 years. The coffins are said to be of Chinese travellers who settled in Sabah during those times. The caves also house a museum, which has an information centre, staircases, bridges and resting huts so that visitors are able to properly explore the caves.
Address: WDT 197, Kota Kinabatangan, Sabah, 90200 Kinabatangan, Malaysia
Murut Cultural Centre
Located in Kampung Pulong, just 10 kilometres away from the nearby Tenom town, the Murut Cultural Centre is a place specially dedicated to the Murut tribe. Covering an area of 33 acres next to the Pegalan River, the building itself covers 20 acres. In the gallery, one can get to view a variety of artefacts such as jars, gongs and costumes of the Murut tribe. The museum buildings are constructed out of local timber, while the architecture, is typical of that of a Murut house.
Address: Lembaga Kebuyaan Negeri Sabah (Cawangan Tenom), W.D.T 72, 89909, Tenom, Malaysia
Teck Guan Cocoa Museum
For the chocoholics, the ‘Teck Guan Cocoa Museum’ is a dream come true, where every bit of chocolate you have tasted will linger on forever. Tawau, where the museum is located, is an upcoming cocoa industry and here you will be able to discover the process of how cocoa beans finally transform into tantalising chocolate. Various products prepared from chocolate/cocoa are on sale at the museum.
Address: TB6853, Batu 2, Jalan Tanjung Batu Laut, 91000 Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia
Aquarium & Marine Museum
The Aquarium & Marine Museum is a division of the Borneo Marine Research Institute (BMRI). The BMRI was started with the goal of encouraging education, research, training and conservation in marine development. The museum located within the BMRI campus, has one of the best aqua facilities for marine species such as free-standing exhibition tanks, live open water reef exhibition centre, shallow reef exhibition centre, mangrove walk, etc.
Address: Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Aquarium & Marine Museum, Locked Bag No. 2073, 88999 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Agnes Keith House
Address: 296, Jalan Utara, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Bukit Tengkorak Archaeological Heritage Site
Address: Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia
Kinarut Mansion Ruins Museum
Address: Kinarut, Papar Sabah, Malaysia
Muzium Marin Labuan
Address: Kompleks Sukan Air Antarabangsa Labuan, Jalan Tanjung Purun, 87008 Labuan, Malaysia
Address: U 0364, Jalan Dewan, 87008 Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan, Malaysia
Sabah Islamic Civilization Museum
Address: Jalan Menteri, Karamunsing, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
The Sabah Art Gallery
The Sabah Art Gallery which presently is located in the science centre of the Sabah Museum cares about its main objective of treasuring art by collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and making visitors aware of it. The gallery organizes seminars, exhibitions, workshops on a regular basis.
Address: 14, Jalan Shantung, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Tun Mustapha Gallery
The ‘Tun Mustapha Gallery’ is dedicated to Sabah’s exceptional leader, Tun Mustapha, who was not just a freedom fighter, but also a leading man in Sabah’s independence struggle. The museum offers a glimpse into the life of Tun Mustapha in the form of his victories, struggles, and tribulations. Images, costumes, and other memorabilia special to Tun Mustapha are displayed here. The museum is located at the podium level of the Menara Tun Mustapha (Sabah Foundation Building).
Address: Jalan Sulaman, 88813 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Address: Lot A 43, Centre Point Sabah, Jalan Centre Point, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Address: 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia