Sarawak Museum (Old Building)

The building was built in 1891 and renovated in 1911 to its present design. It is known as the oldest museum in Southeast Asia. Originally the building was built to store and exhibit the handicrafts of local indigenous communities and local animal collections.

On the ground floor of the museum, there are natural collections and specimens of Sarawak fauna such as reptiles, mammals, birds and others. The upper floors of the building display ethnographic materials such as models of longhouses of various types, fish and animal traps, etc.

Temporary Closed

Closed to public since 23rd October 2017. 
Will be open to public until further notice.
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Last Updated On 06 Dec 2023

Operating Hours (Main Office)

Monday - Thursday
8.00am to 1.00pm & 2.00pm to 5.00pm

8.00am to 11.45pm & 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Saturday, Sunday, Public Holiday
Counter Closed