The Kuching’s Cat Museum is the first museum of its kind in the world. It is managed by Kuching North City Hall and has collection of Cat artefacts acquired from the National Museum which displayed them in one of its galleries in Kuala Lumpur. These collections were bought to Kuching City by the Sarawak Museum and displayed for the first time on 1st August 1988 at the Dewan Tun Abdul Razak.
The idea to set up the ‘Cat Museum’ in Kuching which is Malay world for cat was first mooted by none other than the Honourable Chief Minister of Sarawak, Pehin Sri Hj. Abdul Taib Mahmud and his wife Datuk Amar Puan Sri Dr. Hajah Laila Taib. The collections were officially handed over to Kuching North City Hall on the completing of DBKU Headquarters buildingin 1992, in which the museum is situated.
The museum is housed on the Lobby Floor of Kuching North City Hall Headquarters on the top of Bukit Siol (Siol Hill) at Jalan Semariang, Petra Jaya, Kuching. It stands 60 meters above sea level overlooking the picturesque view of Kuching City.
The Cat Museum covers an areaof 1,035 sq. meters comprising four galleries with over 4,000 artificats including paintings and memoriable.
OPENING HOURS :
MONDAY - SUNDAY : 9.00am - 5.00pm (EXCEPT FOR THE FIRST DAY OF MAIN PUBLIC HOLIDAY)