Kuching Cat Museum which is located on the ground floor of Kuching North City Hall Headquarter entertains feline lovers and also useful research centre outlining the history, legends and various beliefs about Cats.
The Museum which is located on the hill of Bukit Siol, Jalan Semariang, Petra Jaya has a commanding view of Kuching City and Petra Jaya surrounding area and open daily from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm except on public holiday.
You can take public bus to 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 drives you can see the DBKU building on your right.
Kuching feline Museum which is under the management of Kuching North City Hall has 4 main gallaries with over 4,000 exhibits, artefact, 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 was moved and display at the present premises.
There are 4 main galleries with different theme and exhibits.
The first gallery has a display about Kuching early history, the Cat stories from the Iban Community, the influenced of Cat in the Chinese and the Malay Communities and also on the Japanese people. There are also information about the earlier rulers of Sarawak and the history of Kuching North City and Kuching South City Hall.
Among the interesting exhibits found at the second gallery is a mummified cat from the ancient Egypt, the feline influenced on the Eastern Arts and also Nakahama Minoru’s painting collections on cat.
The third gallery has exhibits on the 5 stages of Cat life, proper handling of the feline friends and the different species of Cat, among others.
Among the exhibits found at the fourth gallery is the famous Cat character-Garfield collections, Hello Kitty Collections and also a Children Corner. There are also wonderful collections of Cat souvenir on sale at this gallery. You are always welcome to make your choice.
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.
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