The Sarawak Museum will be closed for two years starting October this year for restoration and is expected to be reopened in 2020.
The museum opened to the public in 1891 and housed historical artifacts including local indigenous arts, crafts and structures as well as collections of local animals, while building itself is a historical remnant of ‘old Sarawak’.
The refurbishment to the billding will include replacing all mechanical and electrical works which will cost close to RM38 million.
The Museum received an average of 400,000 to 600,000 visitors a year.
For further information on the closure, please visit http://www.museum.sarawak.gov.my/