Islamic Heritage Museum

The Islamic 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. The displays trace the connections of the development of Islam here with the rest of the world.

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.

The museum consists of seven galleries set around a central courtyard garden, each with a different theme.

First Gallery History of Islam in Sarawak
Second Gallery Islamic Architecture
Third Gallery Science, Technology, Economics, Education and Literature
Fourth Gallery Music Costumes and Personal Ornaments
Fifth Gallery Weaponry
Sixth Gallery Decorative Arts and Domestic Utensils
Seventh Gallery The Holy Quran Collection



Monday to Friday
9.00 am to 4.45 pm

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays
10.00 am to 4.00 pm

1st Day of Main Public Holiday, Governor’s (T.Y.T) Birthday, Labour Day & Malaysia Day

Getting There

The museum is about 15-minute walk from the Kuching Waterfront. It is located to the rear of Sarawak Museum's Tun Abdul Razak hall.

Location Map

Location Map