Sabah has a multicultural society. It has many museums and art galleries showcasing historical artefacts as well as modern art. These are a real treat to history and art lovers. Some museums also showcase the local talent. Moreover it has some unique art galleries displaying the country's struggle for freedom and the freedom fighters' efforts. Art galleries here are a treat to genuine art lovers' eyes.
Sabah Museum ( Visit )
The Sabah Museum is one of the most prominent museums in Sabah. It symbolizes Sabah's rich cultural and historical heritage. It has various galleries, each having its theme. The main museum is the Sabah Museum complex. The museum has six galleries: Islamic Civilization, Ceramic and Brassware, Natural History, Archaeology and History, Art, and Traditional Costumes. The museum's main objective is to protect and preserve Sabah's rich civilizing legacy.
Address: Jalan Muzium, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Sabah Murut Cultural Centre
Located in Kampung Pulong, just 10km away from Tenom town, the Murut Cultural Centre (Pusat Kebudayaan Murut) is dedicated to the Murut tribe. At the gallery, one can get a chance to view various artefacts such as jars, gongs, and costumes of the Murut tribe.
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. Various products prepared from chocolate/cocoa are on sale at the museum. For every bit of chocolate you have tasted, the experience will linger on forever.
Aquarium & Marine Museum
The Aquarium & Marine Museum is a division of the Borneo Marine Research Institute (BMRI). It is located within the BMRI campus. It has one of the best aqua facilities for marine species. Visitors can enjoy free-standing exhibition tanks, shallow reef exhibition centres, mangrove walks, live open water reef exhibition centres, etc.
The Sabah Art Gallery ( Visit )
The Sabah Art Gallery, which is presently located in the science centre of the Sabah Museum, cares about its primary objective of treasuring art by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and making visitors aware of it.
Tun Mustapha Gallery
The 'Tun Mustapha Gallery' is dedicated to Sabah's most exceptional leader, 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 artefacts, the medal of honours, images, and specially tailored suits.