Kuching Cat Museum is located on the lobby floor of Kuching North City Hall Building. The museum has a collection of about 4,000 exhibits, photos, and arts-related to cats. These exhibits not only entertain feline lovers but also useful research materials, outlining the history, legends and various beliefs about Cats.
The 1035 sg.meter Museum is located on the hill of Bukit Siol, Jalan Semariang, Petra Jaya has a commanding view of Kuching City and Petra Jaya surrounding area. It opens daily from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm except on a public holiday.
There are public buses passes the Museum which can be board at Jalan Masjid Bus Station in Kuching City or a taxi. If you are driving to the museum from Kuching Town city you take Jalan Satok and cross the Datuk Patinggi Abdul Rahman Bridge, take the right turn to Jalan Semariang and at Datu Temenggong Abang Kipali bin Abang Akip roundabout, turn to Jalan Tun Abdul Rahman, drive until you reach Datu Hj. Mohammad Bin Salleh roundabout, turn to Jalan Semariang, a further 5 minutes drive you can see the DBKU building on your right.
Kuching feline Museum is under the management of Kuching North City Hall, has 4 main galleries with over 4,000 cat related exhibits, artifacts, statues, painting, and others. Each gallery has its own unique theme and exhibits.The museum’s collections were first on display at Dewan Tun Abdul Razak on 1st. August 1988 and in 1993 all the collections were moved and display at the present premises.
There are 4 main galleries with different themes and exhibits.The first gallery has a display about Kuching's early history, the Cat stories from the Iban Community, the influenced of Cat in the Chinese, the Malay Communities, and also on the Japanese people. There is also information about the earlier rulers of Sarawak, and the history of Kuching North City, and Kuching South City Hall.
A mummified cat from ancient Egypt, the feline influenced the Eastern Arts, and also Nakahama Minoru’s painting collections on the cat are some of the interesting exhibits found in the 2nd Gallery.The third gallery has exhibits about the 5 stages of Cat life, proper handling of the feline friends, and the different species of Cat.The famous Cat character-Garfield collections and Hello Kitty Collections can be view at the 4th gallery. A Children Corner is located at this gallery. There are plentiful of wonderful collections of Cat souvenir on sale at this gallery.
Kuching Cat Museum attracts both local and international feline lovers. The museum array collections on Cat’s history, legends and stories provide a venue for those interested to do research on the feline.