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Museums

Museums

Sabah Museum ( Visit Site )
The Sabah Museum is one of the most prominent museums in Sabah state. It symbolizes Sabah's rich cultural and historical heritage in the form of various galleries, each having its own theme. The main museum is the Sabah Museum complex, located at the Bukit Istana Lama in Kota Kinabalu. Alongside the museum, there is an ethnobotanical garden, a zoological garden, and a heritage village, all in one place. The museum contains six galleries; namely, Islamic Civilization Gallery, Ceramic and Brassware Gallery, Natural History Gallery, the Archaeology and History Gallery, Art Gallery, and Traditional Costumes. The main objective of the museum is to protect and preserve Sabah's rich civilizing legacy, for generations to come.

Address: Jalan Muzium, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Sabah Murut Cultural Centre 
Located in Kampung Pulong, just 10km away from the nearby Tenom town, the Murut Cultural Centre (Pusat Kebudayaan Murut) is a place specially dedicated to the Murut tribe. Covering an area of 33-acres next to the Pegalan River, the building itself covers 20-acres. At the gallery, one can get a chance to view a variety of artifacts such as jars, gongs, and costumes of the Murut tribe. The museum buildings are constructed out of local timber, while the architecture, is typical of that of a Murut house.

Address: Murut Cultural Centre, 89900 Tenom, Sabah, Malaysia

Teck Guan Cocoa Museum
For the chocoholics the 'Teck Guan Cocoa Museum' is a dream come true. For every bit of chocolate you have tasted, the experience will linger on forever. Tawau, where the museum is located, is an upcoming cocoa industry and here you will able to discover the process of how cocoa beans finally transform into tantalising chocolate. Various products prepared from chocolate/cocoa are on sale at the museum.

Address: Batu 2, Jalan Tanjung Batu Laut, 91000 Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Aquarium & Marine Museum
The Aquarium & Marine Museum is a division of the Borneo Marine Research Institute (BMRI). The BMRI was started with the goal of encouraging education, research, training and conservation in marine development. The museum located within the BMRI campus, has one of the best aqua facilities for marine species such as free standing exhibition tanks, shallow reef exhibition centre, mangrove walk, live open water reef exhibition centre, etc.

Address: Jalan UMS, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Agnes Keith House Museum
Address: 296, Jalan Utara, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

Bukit Tengkorak Archaeological Site Museum
Address: Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia

Kinarut Mansion Ruins Museum
Address: Kinarut, Papar Sabah, Malaysia

Labuan Marine Museum
Address: Museum and Antiquity Department, Labuan International Seasports Complex, Jalan Tanjung Purun, 87008 F.T Labuan, Malaysia

Labuan Museum
Address: Jalan Dewan, Bandar Labuan, 87000 Labuan, Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan, Malaysia

Monsopiad Cultural Village
Address: Jalan Putatan Ramayah Kampung Kuai Kandazon, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu 89507 Malaysia

Galleries

Galleries

The Sabah Art Gallery ( Visit Site )
The Sabah Art Gallery which is presently located in the science centre of the Sabah Museum cares about its main objective of treasuring art by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and making visitors aware about it. The gallery organizes seminars, exhibitions, workshops on a regular basis.

Address: Sabah Art Gallery, Jalan Muzium, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Tun Mustapha Gallery
The 'Tun Mustapha Gallery' is dedicated to one of the most exceptional leaders in Sabah's history; Tun Mustapha. He was not just a freedom fighter, but also a leading man in Sabah's independence struggle. The museum offers a glimpse into the life of Tun Mustapha through his personal artifacts, the medal of honours, images, and specially tailored suits. His victories, struggles, and tribulation are reflected in the various memorabilia immortalized at the museum. The museum is located at the podium level of the Menara Tun Mustapha (Sabah Foundation Building).

Address: Jalan Sulaman, 88813 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia