The Museum is set up in a two-storey pre-war colonial building, with the ground floor dedicated to exhibiting the history of Labuan.
Establish in 2004 by the Department of Museum and Antiquity of Labuan, the Labuan Museum is a one-stop centre with information on anything and everything related to Labuan and Malaysia.
The Museum is set up in a two-storey pre-war colonial building, with the ground floor dedicated to exhibiting the history of Labuan: from the pre-historical era, to the Brunei Sultanate ruling, to the British colonisation, to the Japan occupation, to the Malaya independence, and to the Labuan today. On the top floor features graphic panels, replicas and models regarding the six main communities residing in Labuan, namely the Brunei-Malays, Kadayans, Chinese, Kadazan-dusuns, Indians and Sikhs.
Outside the Labuan Museum is the History Square, where the four Flame of the Forest trees stand on all four corners of the square, which were planted by the Chinese, Malay, Indian and European communities in 1953 to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
There are also various plaques in the History Square to commemorate Labuan's most important events throughout history, such as the 1846 handover of Labuan from the Brunei Sultanate to the British; the change of name for Labuan to Maidashima during the Japanese ruling in 1943; the memorial for General Maida, who perished in an air crash in 1943; and the landing of the Australian 9th Division in Labuan in June 1945, marking the start of the Borneo island liberation.
The Labuan Museum is open daily from 9AM till 5PM, except on Hari Raya Adilfitri, and its entrance fee is free. For more information, ring up +6 (087) - 414 135