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Sarawak Museum Ethnology Hall, Kuching

First completed in 1891, the Sarawak State Museum is the oldest museum in Borneo. It was built on the orders of Charles Brooke, the second Rajah of Sarawak, modelled on the Queen Anne style town halls of Normandy, France. Brooke was encouraged by the naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace, to create a museum to permanently house and display the local natural history and native arts & crafts. Today, the museum has expanded from this original building into a complex of exhibition halls, including the Aquarium, Art Museum, Islamic Museum, Natural History Museum, and Tun Abdul Razak Hall. This building currently functions as the Ethnology Hall, which includes a recreation of an Iban longhouse. (Brian K. Smith photo.)

Sarawak State Museum
Jalan Tun Abg Hj Openg
Kuching, Sarawak 93000
Tel: +60 (082) 244 232

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