The capital city of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan has a collection of mosques and museums that are worth a visit for those who want to take a closer look at the country’s religious heritage and historical past.
The Brunei History Center in Bandar Seri Begawan – Brunei is a museum worth a visit for those looking to know more about the country’s rich history as told from the eyes of the locals.
The Brunei History Center in Bandar Seri Begawan – Brunei is located at the convergence point of Stoney Road and James Peace Road.
Getting to the Brunei History Center in Bandar Seri Begawan – Brunei via public transport is relatively easy as there are buses in the city that ply the route going to the history center.
The buses normally leave at 20-minute intervals so you may have to wait awhile if you miss the first one.
There are likewise tour vans available in the city and these can take you to all the tourist spots in the city.
What to See and Do
Brunei History Center in Bandar Seri Begawan – Brunei is divided into five categories in order to provide a chronological exhibition of the country’s history. The categories are simply called Areas 1 through 5.
Area 1 displays the Genealogical Stone Tablet which is inscribed with the past Kings of the country starting in the year 1368 AD, with Awang Alak Betatar and concluding with Sultan Muhammad Tajuddin in the year 1804-1807 AD.
Area 2 meanwhile, exhibits the earlier years of the country, starting with Ancient Brunei; while Area 3 takes on the subject of the beginnings of Islam in the country.
Area 4 exhibits the effects and influences of the Golden Age on Brunei while Area 5 displays exhibits on the progress of the country including the country’s era of independence.
The Brunei History Center in Bandar Seri Begawan – Brunei was founded in the year 1982 with the approval of His Majesty the Sultan.
The history center’s aim is to provide the public with accurate and factual research materials concerning Brunei’s genealogical past.
These include updated and factual biographies of the various Sultans of Brunei and their family; as well as the State Dignitaries who were instrumental in the development and progress of the country.
There is no entry fee to visit the Brunei History Center in Bandar Seri Begawan – Brunei.
The Brunei History Center in Bandar Seri Begawan – Brunei is open from Mondays thru Thursdays and again on Saturdays; from 9 in the morning up to 12 noon and then from 1:30 up to 4:30 in the afternoon.
Fridays, Sundays and public holidays; the museum is closed.