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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.
Here, exhibits displays trace the connections of the development of Islam here with the rest of the world.
The museum consists of seven galleries set around a central courtyard garden, each with a different theme.
The Islamic Museum building was first built for a school. It was then known as the James Brooke Malay college. Later it became known as the Maderasah Melayu Sarawak (1930). In 1992, the Islamic Museum came into being.
OPENING HOURS OF THE ISLAMIC HERITAGE MUSEUM
Monday to Friday
9.00 am to 4.45 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays
10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Closed on 1st Day of Main Public Holiday, Governor’s (T.Y.T) Birthday, Labour Day & Malaysia Day
HOW TO GET TO THE ISLAMIC HERITAGE MUSEUM
Located within Satok area, the museum is about 15 minutes walk from the famed Darul Hana Bridge.
While the museum can be seen from the road side, it is overshadowed by the presence of the Sarawak Museum. To help you go to the Islamic museum, the map below will help.
HOTELS NEAR THE ISLAMIC HERITAGE MUSEUM
The Islamic Heritage Museum is quite far from many local accommodations in Kuching. The following are recommended hotels which are closest to the hotel. The time distance is if one is walking.
- Dormani Hotel (Small hotel about 10 minutes to the museum)
- Merdeka Palace Hotel and Suites (5 star hotel about 10 minutes from the museum)
- The Waterfront Hotel Kuching (Lovely hotel just 10 minutes from the museum)
- The Ranee Boutique Suites Kuching (Small boutique hotel about 15 minutes to the museum)
- Borneo Hotel (Basic hotel located about 13 minutes walk from the museum)
- Fata Garden Hotel (Basic hotel about 10 in front of Reservoir park)
- QuiickCat (Hostel like accommodation, 10 minutes to the museum)