Take a peek into the history of Sabah and its people at the Sabah Museum.
With a number of interesting galleries at the Main Building, Science Centre, Museum of Islamic Civilisation, Art Gallery, and even a Heritage Village, the Sabah Museum, with its unique architecture will let you catch a glimpse of the history, culture, and people of Sabah.
Conveniently near the city centre, the museum is located just 3 kilometres from Gaya Street and 6 kilometres from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport.
Opening Days and Hours
The museum is open daily from 09:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance fee costs RM 15 (USD 3.65) for international visitors, and RM 2 (USD 0.49) for locals.
How to Get There
The easiest way to get to the museum is via taxi or Uber. You can also take Bus number 13 heading towards Penampang from the city centre and ask the driver to drop you off at the Sabah Museum.
The Sabah Museum can be a very engaging, charming, and informative experience. Perfect for rainy days, the museum is suitable for young and old alike, whether you are a solo traveler, a group of friends, or family.
Time to Spend
Exploring the museum takes about 2 to 3 hours.
A vending machine at the main building offers light refreshments for sale. For a more fulfilling meal, head to the city centre for a variety of food choices, from budget local food to up-scale international restaurants.
- Gaya Street – 3 kilometres
- Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre – 5 kilometres
- Atkinson Clock Tower – 2.5 kilometres
Since the museum is very near the city centre of Kota Kinabalu, your accommodation options are plentiful. You can stay in budget hostels, mid-range hotels or luxury accommodations.
Good to Know
Occasionally, some cultural activities are held at the museum. It might be worth it to check the museum’s activities schedule so you can coincide your visit with any cultural events for an even more interesting experience.