Sabah Museum Kota Kinabalu

  • Admission fees

    • Malaysian Guests    RM 2.00
    • Non-Malaysian Guests    RM15.00
  • Malaysians only

    • Students in uniform - Free
    • Disabled Guests - Free
    • Senior Guests - Free
    • Taxi Drivers - Free
  • Opening hours

    Open daily from 9.00 am to 5.00pm

Just off Jalan Penampang and surrounded by lush gardens is the Sabah Museum Complex, comprising the Main Building, the Science and Technology Centre, the Heritage Village, Ethno-Botanical Garden and the Sabah Islamic Civilization Museum.

Main Building

The Main Building is designed after a traditional Rungus longhouse; inside are the Ethnography, Natural History, Ceramics, Archaeology and History Galleries that showcase the rich and diverse culture and history of Sabah. The Main Building also houses the Marble Hall for temporary exhibitions.

Science and Technology Center

The Science and Technology Centre houses three exhibitions: oil and gas production in Sabah, broadcasting in Sabah and a North Borneo Railway in Sabah.

Heritage Village

The Heritage Village is situated within the Ethno Botanical Gardens in the Sabah Museum Complex. The Heritage Village allows guests a chance to view several traditional houses of Sabah within a small area. Among them are a Bajau House complete with a wedding dais, a Murut longhouse with a lansaran (trampoline), a Chinese farmhouse with earthen floor, a Bamboo House and a House of Skulls.

Ethnobotanical Garden

Commercial, medicinal, ritual and food and ornamental plants make up the well-planned gardens of the Sabah Museum. A Montane Garden also graces the grounds of the Museum.

How to Get There

We are located at Jalan Kebajikan off Jalan Penampang, opposite the Secretariat Building and approximately 4 km from Kota Kinabalu City.

From Kota Kinabalu City Centre:

  • Bus No. 13 with fares RM1.00 (one way)
  • Taxi fare: RM10.00 (one way).

How To Contact Us

Correspondence Address

Locked Bag 2015
88566 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah, Malaysia


(+60) 088 – 225033


(+60) 088 – 240230

Contact Person

Encik Arif Abd Hamid