Located on 43.3 acres of lush green natural and planted jungle, Sabah Museum is sited on the grounds of the former British Colonial Governor’s Residence and where the early Sabah State Assembly sessions were organized. Built in 1985, the Sabah Museum Complex consists of several building.
The Main Building
- Resembles a Rungus longhouse. It houses the permanent Exhibition Galleries, including Ethnography Gallery with its collections of traditional ethnic costumes, musical instruments and various artifacts of the many ethnic communities of Sabah. The Brass Collections are acquired heirlooms likewise the jars and ceramics. In the Pre-History Gallery is a replica of a typical limestone cave.
Science and Education Center
- Designed with a roof resembling a woven bamboo native hat. This building has a permanent Shell Exhibit that takes visitors on an educational journey of the important off-shore oil and gas industry in Sabah.
The Heritage Village
- A typical village environment planted with fruits trees and herbal gardens of medicinal plants. There are the long house of the past head hunting Murut of the Interior and Rungus of northern Borneo; detached bamboo houses of the Tambunan Kadazandusun, the Dusun Lotud of Tuaran, and Bajau, Illanun and Brunei Malays. Plus, there is a Hakka-Chinese farm house.
Sabah Art Gallery
- Located in the same building with Science and Education Center, the Art Gallery exhibits the work of Sabah’s talented artists.
Entrance Fee : A nominal fee is charged
Opening Hours : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Saturday – Thursday)
Closed on Friday and 1st of May
Tel : 6088-253 199 / 263 551
Fax : 6088-240 230