Museums & Libraries

Kuching Chinese History Museum

This Chinese History Museum was officially opened by the Assistant Minister for Culture, Youth and Sports, YB. Alfred Yap Chin Loi on the 23rd October 1993.

The building itself is historic and was built in 1912. It was used as a court by the Chinese community from 1912 to 1921.


The museum aims at portraying the rich and fascinating history of Sarawak’s diverse Chinese groups. Most significantly, it endeavors to educate the present generation to appreciate the struggles and values as encountered and instilled by the early pioneers.

Visitors will acquire in-depth historical knowledge relating to the origin of each Chinese dialect group, their respective traditional skills and cultural heritage, and progress achieved throughout the years.

It is situated at the Kuching Water Front and serves as one of the spots for tourist attractions.

Art Museum was opened for public viewing at the date of 20 September 2006 by Pehin Seri Hj. Taib Mahmud is represented by Assistant Minister Datuk Haji Hamdan.


Entrance to the museum is free.



Monday to Friday
9:00 am – 4:45 pm

Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Closed on 1st Day of Main Public Holiday, T.Y.T Birthday, Labour Day & Malaysia Day


Cyril Dason

Cyril Dason was born and currently lives in Kuching. He loves jungle trekking, clean rivers and chilling out with friends.
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