Sarawak State Museum

Local nameMuzium Sarawak
LocationKuching, Malaysia

The Sarawak State Museum is the oldest museum in Borneo. It was founded in 1888 and opened in 1891 in a purpose-built building in Kuching, Sarawak. It has been said that naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace encouraged Charles Brooke, the second White Rajah of Sarawak, to establish the museum : there is no evidence for this.

Starting 23 October 2017, the museum is temporarily closed until 2020 for an RM308-million refurbishment works. Only RM28M will be spent on the historic museum building with the rest to be spent on a far larger new museum campus building nearby. Once it is reopened, the museum aims to be one of the finest museums in ASEAN.

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Official website


Phone +60 82 244 232

Address Tun Abang Haji Openg Road, 93566 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Coordinates 1°33'17.323" N 110°20'36.258" E

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