The Ranee Museum in Kuching is curated by the Brooke Trust, and is dedicated to the life, legend and legacy of Margaret de Windt, wife of the second Rajah Brooke, who became the queen of Sarawak at the age of 19.
The museum was officially launched on September 28, 2018 at the Old Court House in Kuching.
The Brook Trust also manages the Brooke Gallery.
What to expect
The museum is not too big and is very focused on Ranee’s life.
Here you can see exhibits on Ranee’s life through through paintings, music, literature and craft. You can expect to spend about an hour if you carefully go through the exhibits.
Photos below are from the museum’s Facebook page.
How to go to Ranee Museum Kuching
The Ranee Museum is by foot and car. However, it is slightly hidden in the Old Court House and is not visible from the road.
To go here, follow the instructions below.
- Either go to the The old Court House Kuching by car or foot, and enter the compound.
- Inside, look for signage of the museum, but if you are not sure, just walk in and go behind the restaurants (which front the Old Court House).
To get a clearer picture of where the gallery is located, the map below can be a good guide.
Operating hours and fees
The operating hours for the museum are seen below.
- Monday – Sunday & Public Holidays: 9am – 4.45pm
In terms of fees, a nominal fee is charged when entering the gallery. Rates are seen below.
- Local (Malaysian): RM 10
- Global (Non-Malaysian): RM 20
- Concession: RM 5
- Children (under 7): Free
The gallery also managed The Brooke Gallery, and hence offers special Explorer Passes (to visit both museums; Brooke Gallery and Ranee Museum) for those wanting to visit both as seen below.
- Local (Malaysian): RM 15
- Global (Non-Malaysian): RM 30
Dress code and rules
There is no dress code when visiting Ranee Museum.
More about The Ranee Museum
If you feel you need more information about The Ranee Museum, or want to explore more about Kuching, check out the links below.