1. Labuan Museum

1. Labuan Museum

The Labuan Museum (Muzium Labuan) specialises in curating the history and culture of Labuan. There are two galleries, one on the ground floor and the other is on the first floor.

2. about the Brunei Sultanate

2. about the Brunei Sultanate

3. diorama of the ceremony of hoisting the British flag on Labuan Island on 24th Dec, 1846

3. diorama of the ceremony of hoisting the British flag on Labuan Island on 24th Dec, 1846

The first gallery on the ground floor is dedicated to the history and background of the Federal Territory of Labuan. In this gallery, there are eight segments: pre-historic era, the rule of Brunei Sultanate, under the administration of the British Government, the Second World War, post-war era, Independence, Labuan personalities, and last but not least, Labuan as a Federal Territory.

 4. the Japanese expansion of power in Southeast Asia

4. the Japanese expansion of power in Southeast Asia

5. tea ceremony at a Chinese wedding

5. tea ceremony at a Chinese wedding

Meanwhile, the second gallery on the first floor features six sections, exhibiting the socio-cultural and socio-economic aspects of the local communities: Brunei Malays (majority race), Kedayan, Chinese, Kadazandusun, Indians and Sikhs.

 6. history of the Kadazandusun in Labuan

6. history of the Kadazandusun in Labuan

7. the water village diorama

7. the water village diorama

There are some 707 collections on display at Labuan Museum, including historical and ethnological artefacts. The main attraction is possibly the replica of a Kedayan house. This project is still very much a work in progress, and being developed as and when funds are available. History buffs would surely have a field day when they visit Labuan Museum.

8. replica of Kedayan house

8. replica of Kedayan house

9. local historian Willie Teo explains about the background of Labuan

9. local historian Willie Teo explains about the background of Labuan

Labuan Museum officially opened its doors to the public on 8th October, 2004, utilising the building that was once the Labuan District Office. One of its primary objectives is to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of Labuan through these exhibits.

10. commemoration of the arrival of HRH The Prince of Wales on 17th May, 1922

10. commemoration of the arrival of HRH The Prince of Wales on 17th May, 1922

11. a memorial to commemorate the landing of the 9th Div. Australian Imperial Forces on 10th June, 1945

11. a memorial to commemorate the landing of the 9th Div. Australian Imperial Forces on 10th June, 1945

If you visit Labuan and suddenly become curious about the place you are in, you should drop by Labuan Museum for a crash course. There is surely much to learn about this land, which was first ruled by the Brunei Sultanate.

12. a tree that was planted by the European community on 2nd June, 1953 to commemorate the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

12. a tree that was planted by the European community on 2nd June, 1953 to commemorate the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

13. a tree planted to replace the one grown by the Chinese community to commemorate the same occasion as stated in photo No. 12

13. a tree planted to replace the one grown by the Chinese community to commemorate the same occasion as stated in photo No. 12

Labuan Museum
Add: Jabatan Muzium Malaysia Wilayah Labuan, U 0364, Jalan Dewan, 87008 Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan.
Tel: +6087-414 135
Fax: +6087-414 462
Email: mlabuan@jmm.gov.my

Opening Hours: 8.30am to 5pm daily – Closed on first day of Eid al-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha
Admission: Free-of-charge

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