The Museum is situated on both sides of the road, with an overpass bridge connecting them.
There is and old (built in 1891) and new side. You will find exhibits of Natural history, Indigenous people, Culture, and the colonial & modern day history of the area. A good display of tradional wood carvings can be seen here. There is also a Wildlife exhibit, if you like looking at stuffed Animals. Its worth having a look at, and its amongst some nice gardens.
Its open daily from 9-6pm and ADMISSION IS FREE.
This is one of the most famous museums in Malaysia.
There is the older Victorian style building and the newer building connected by a pedestrian walkway over a major road.
Enjoyed the exhibitis of Sarawak natural history, varied flora and fauna. As well as the various tribes including the ins and outs of a long house and look-alike shrunken heads as Dayaks were known to be head hunters.
Daily: 9am-6pm. Admission is free.
When you're visiting Kuching, you ought to visit Kuching Museum. This is a structure for orca (killer whale) that washed ashore long time ago. You?re not supposed to take photos inside the museum.
I took this picture before I noticing the no photo taking sign.
The National Museum and Art Museum are built side by side. And the entrance is FREE. I do think that National Museum is attractive by the rich information on their culture and their local plants and animals. If my travel mates were not pushing me, I could have stayed there for hours.
Kuching's city centre, on the Southern bank of the Sarawak River, is compact, easy to walk and with a variety of sights which makes the visit a very enjoyable experience.
The soul of Kuching is in the Sarawak River and from the river you may want to start exploring this lively and charming city. The riverwalk, with its view of the river, its cafes and food stalls (and where by the way you can catch a tambang and reach the Northern bank or cruise the river), the colonial buildings, chinese shophouses, markets, temples, mosques, and museums.
With the exception of some of the museums, none of the other historical attractions are by themselves remarkable; there are more significant landmarks of colonial heritage in Malaysia as well as more impressive examples of chinese architecture, temples and mosques, but all those sights in Kuching blend to form a well-balanced, interesting and pleasant area to explore. Other than strolling on the riverwalk, I particulary enjoyed my wandering in Jalan Carpenter, with its chinese architecture and shophouse, as well as the bustling area around the wet market and Jalan India (the Indian Mosque is very particular if you manage to find it!).
As far as museums are concerned, the Sarawak Museums, exhibiting history and culture of the region, is renouned to be one of the best Malaysian museums. You will also find a Chinese History Museums, with historical information on Chinese immigration in Sarawak and the Islamic Museum with history and aspects of Malay Islamic culture. I found the Islamic Museums VERY VERY interesting, the best islamic museums I visited amongst the many in Malaysia and it is my first choice among Kuching's museums.
We took a bus form the bus station near the mosque ( I forgot the number of the bus) to the Cat Museum. The fare is RM1.50. It takes only about 15 minutes to reach there, but you have to walk about 15-20 minutes up to the hill to the museum, under the hot sun, it is very tiring! I wonder if there are buses that drop the tourist right in front of the museum? I noticed that most of the visitors are local tourist who drive up to the hill.
You can see many things about cat, like the photos, the cats statues, cat toys, cat postcards, drawing......so I think it is a must visit place if you are a cat lover! Admission is free.
I don't have an inferiority complex. Although I can appreciate the person who carved this though.
This is outside Kuching museum. And unlike inside the Museum, it's not decorated with dried human heads.
The museum is a fun place to spend a couple of hours exploring the history that is Kuching. It has great photos of years gone by as well as information about the tradition of the town.
However, the exhibits of the tribemen and the real human heads that they collected is quite breathtaking... but in a queasy kind of way.
If you're in Kuching it's one of the must places you have to go to.
Located behind the Sarawak Museum, this monument is dedicated to all of those who have fallen during various military conflicts.
This museum occupies the former State Archive and Library section, opposite Sarawak Museum. It contains a wide collection of paintings and sculpture from the Brooke period to present day.
You can't miss it - a pink building. free admission. will take you at least half an hour or more to look at the exhibits depending on your interest and speed.
From the Old wing, use the overhead bridge and you will get to the new wing. More information on Rajah Brooke and the Brooke family and Malaysian history. Admission free. Closes at 4.30pm
known as living museum the cultural village portrays the differing cultures of the various ethnic groups of sarawak like bidayuh, iban, penan, melanau etc.