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Kuching’s Sarawak Museum Closed indefinitely

Asian Trails Malaysia regrets to inform you that Kuching’s Sarawak State Museum, Borneo’s oldest museum will be closed down indefinitely from 23 October 2017 onward. The announcement came from the office of the Chief Minister, Datuk Pattinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

According to the provided information from the Ministry, the museum will initially be closed for a period of 2.5 years, aiming to re-open for the public by earliest Q2 2020. Details about the exact opening date remain, as of today, not confirmed.

Founded in 1891 by Charles Brooke and famous for its centuries-old artefacts and colonial architecture, this total rejuvenation project encompasses the exhibitions, the exhibition space itself and the outside of this ethnology museum in an effort to preserve this landmark in Kuching.

With this, we regret that our Kuching city tours and tailored tours on Sarawak that include the Sarawak State Museum require to be altered; alternative tour options will be presented and included in existing bookings by our team.

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Asian Trails Malaysia via or direct your questions to your designated contact person in our Kuala Lumpur head office.

Kind regards

Asian Trails Malaysia