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Sabah State Museum

The main building houses a diverse, if a little dry, collection of archaeological artifacts, tribal items and zoological specimens.

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If you're more of a hands-on learner, cross the river via a swinging bridge to enter the tribal village with replicas of longhouses complete with warrior costumes and the skulls of defeated enemies.

Included with the price of admission is entrance to the Sabah Art Gallery, Islamic Civilizations Museum and a small Science & Technology Museum focused largely on the oil and gas industry.

The gift shop sells non-fiction books on the history and cultures of Sabah as well as the knick-knacks you see at the markets for reasonable fixed prices. The museum is about a 10-minute drive from the city centre – a taxi one-way is 15 ringgit.

Last updated on 27th February, 2013.

Sabah State Museum
Jalan Muzium
Daily 09:00 - 17:00

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