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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Add: Jabatan Muzium Malaysia Wilayah Labuan, U 0364, Jalan Dewan, 87008 Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan.
Tel: +6087-414 135
Fax: +6087-414 462
Opening Hours: 8.30am to 5pm daily – Closed on first day of Eid al-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha
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