Historical and Monumental cat related artifact collection is not new in museum around the world, however having a cat museum dedicated for collection of cat related artifact is something that the Kuching Cat Museum offers. Kuching Cat Museum is the world’s First and Largest Cat Museum, with more than 4000 exhibits, artifacts, photos, art and souvenir.
Type : Cat museum with more than 4000 cat related exhibits, artifacts, photos, art and souvenirs.
Museum Floor space : 1,035.9 sq. meters
Open Since : 6th November 1993
Opening Hours : Daily Monday to Sunday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Entrance Fee (Subject to change) :
- Adult RM3.00
- Children below 12 years old RM2.00
- Disabled person (OKU) Free
Location : Ground floor of Kuching North City Hall Headquarters Building, at Bukit Siol, Jalan Semariang, 93050 Petra Jaya.
Latitude : 1.5866837
Longitude : 110.3340284
Getting there :
- Joining Local Tours
- Local bus service to Petra jaya
- E-hailing services and taxi
- You can also opt to drive here
The Cat Museum is around 8 Km (~ 10-15 minutes) drive from Kuching Waterfront.
The Kuching Cat Museum is located at Kuching North City Hall. The Commission of Kuching North City Hall was established after the city was officially granted city status on 1st August 1988.
The iconic conical building of Kuching North City Hall is located (60 meters above sea level) on the top of the Siol hill overseeing the whole Kuching city. The huge and strong pillars was build inclined at incredible angle towards a central apex.
There is various parking space along the road going up the hill. You can choose to park at the visitor parking space at the mid hill where you can have a walk at the beautiful garden before walking up a long stairs up the City Hall building. There is limited visitor parking around the building. Before going in the Cat Museum, you can take a walk around the building and have a breathtaking view of the Kuching City below.
After sightseeing, visitors can proceed to the grand entrance of the Kuching North City Hall. The entrance to the Kuching Cat Museum is located at the left side. After entering the Cat Door, the ticket and information counter is on your left.
There is four gallery in the Cat Museum. Featured Exhibition includes :
- VIP Gallery
- Uptown Cat Contemporary Exhibition
- Maneki-neko (Beckoning cat)
- Cats in Ancient Egypt
- Jane Yap Jian Yi’s Cat Collection
- Cats in Theatre Posters
- Cat Cave
- Various Types of Cat Breeds
- Dr. Betty Jamie Chung’s Cat Collection
- Wild Cat of Borneo
- Sarawak Cat Gallery
Cat funeral has a long history. In ancient Eygpt, temple cats were considered sacred and were given prestigious and most elaborate funeral services and were laid to rest in a true sarcophagus.
City dwellers disposing their beloved dead cat in numerous cat cemeteries.Grave stones are also erected for cats, and to save funeral cost, some cat are cremated.
The cat relatives includes snow leopard, bobcat, lynx, jungle cat, serval, fishing cat etc. The cat cave have several exhibits of different species from the cat related family.
The world’s first and largest cat museum is a prime tourist attraction for those who loves cat, or those who which to understands the history behind the cat city – Kuching. It is a place worth hang out for friends and family.