Museums and Galleries in Kuching
1) Sarawak Museum
The museum houses an exceptional ethnographic collection, some good natural history displays and a section on the oil industry in Sarawak. Currently closed for refurbishment till year 2020.
2) Urang Sarawak Gallery
With displays ranging from art to artifacts, this gallery covers the different aspects of life of the Sarawak people, including religion, cosmology and cultural arts.
The Brooke Gallery houses irreplaceable historical artefacts from the age of Sarawak’s White Rajahs, the Brookes.
4) Ranee Museum
This museum centres on the life, legend and legacy of Margaret de Windt, wife of the second Rajah Brooke, Queen of Sarawak.
5) Chinese History Museum
The Chinese History Museum is situated on the Waterfront opposite the Tua Pek Kong temple and traces the history of the Chinese community in Sarawak.
6) Tun Jugah Pua Kumbu Museum
A gallery for those interested in everything that goes into the production of the traditional Iban fabric called Pua Kumbu, as well as other Iban traditional arts.
7) Textile Museum
The Textile Museum showcases authentic textiles made by the main ethnic communities of Sarawak.
30 Bornean historic artifacts are currently on display in the “Treasures from Nusantara” Exhibition, located in the Textile Museum building.
9) Islamic Heritage Museum
The Islamic Heritage Museum presents a clear picture of the rich historical heritage and special culture of the Muslim community in Sarawak and throughout the Malay-Indonesian archipelago.
10) Cat Museum, Kuching
Cat lovers will find a range of exhibits, photos, feline art and cat souvenirs; over 4,000 of them!
Anyone with an interest in forestry, traditional wooden crafts, forest products and the development of the timber industry of Sarawak, should head to this museum.