Sarawak State Museum
Learn about Sarawak's indigenous cultures and traditions at the Sarawak State Museum.
Established by the Second Rajah of Sarawak, Charles Brooke, this museum has since been widely recognized for its exhibits and research efforts.
The Sarawak State Museum is smack right in the city centre and is within walking distance from the Kuching Waterfront.
Opening Days and Hours
The museum is open from 09:00 to 16:45 on weekdays, and 10:00 to 16:00 on weekends and public holidays.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Admission to the museum is free.
How to Get There
To get to the museum from the city centre, you can choose to either take a taxi or even walk if your accommodation is near the riverside or within the vicinity of Pullman or Hilton.
The state museum is suitable for those who love culture and history. It is a great place for young couples, families, solo travelers, and backpackers.
Time to Spend
2 hours is enough to cover the grounds and browse at souvenirs.
Restaurants and hawker stalls are available in the city centre, prices range from budget to mid-range.
Another museum you may consider visiting is the Kuching Cat Museum, located just 15 minutes away by car. A Planetarium is also located about 1.2 kilometres away.
The city centre offers a number of accommodation options, from home stays to hotels, at different price points.
Good to Know
Although there is a souvenir shop at the museum, you can also try looking around town for more choices.