Royal Regalia Museum, Bandar Seri Begawan

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Get a glimpse into the life of a Sultan through the lavish exhibits at Royal Regalia Museum. Formerly called "Churchill's Museum" out of admiration for the British leader, the institution started as an imperial exhibition hall in 1992. Examine extensive photographs and even a hologram, all detailing the life of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. View the chariot used at his coronation, as well as another used in 1968. Beyond these displays, admire a large quantity of gold, jewels, and other pieces from royal ceremonies that have taken place over the years. Add Royal Regalia Museum and other attractions to your Bandar Seri Begawan trip itinerary using our Bandar Seri Begawan trip builder website.
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  • Went here as part of a day tour. An essential part of a look around Brunei. An in-depth experience of Brunei and its Sultan.  more »
  • If you are a history lover this is the place to visit. A stone through from the Raddison hotel , we spent almost 2 hrs learning all about Brunei and its ruling family. The items displayed go back to.....  more »
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  • One of the most interesting and enjoyable museums I've had the pleasure of exploring. Entrance is free (as seems to be the norm in Brunei), and you can wear whatever clothing you would like, though of course be respectful. The staff working here are also very friendly and seem to really enjoy seeing foreign tourists experiencing the museum. Unfortunately, as is also the norm in Brunei, you must leave all your bags and cameras/phones at the front - lockers are free and you can carry the key with you as you explore the museum, but this means that you can't take any photos around the museum, which is a real shame because of how extremely beautiful it is! This museum focuses on the history of the sultans of Brunei, as well as the incredible gifts that foreign countries have given to the sultan. It is, in a word, incredible! There is also a respectable gift shop and mostly clean bathrooms. Some things to note: they begin closing some parts of the museum about 30 minutes before official closing time, so make sure you come early. Shoes must be left at the front door, but no worries as this is very customary in Brunei. Last but not least, you may take photos around the central area - just not beyond the central area.
  • This museum definitely exceeded my expectations! Plan to visit during the middle of the day when it is too hot to be outside, enjoy the air conditioning as you take 1-2 hrs to understand Brunei royalty. Free entry (!) and very nice staff ready to answer any questions you might have.

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