Royal Regalia Museum



Despite its lavish mosques and jungle-rich surrounds, Brunei is one of the least-visited countries in the world. The Royal Regalia Museum in the capital of Bandar Seri Begawan is dedicated to Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who has reigned over Brunei for more than five decades, and serves as a visual representation of the immense wealth of the sultanate.

The Basics
A walk through the Royal Regalia Museum takes visitors past crown jewels, ceremonial gowns, and endless gifts of silver, jade, ivory, and gemstones from heads of state and high-ranking officials. Highlights include the life-size gold chariot used to carry the sultan through the city during his 1992 silver jubilee and a tiny replica of the sultan’s reception hall. Nearly all Bandar Seri Begawan tours combine a visit to the museum with stops at the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque and the floating villages of Kampong Ayer.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Royal Regalia Museum is a landmark museum that reveals the history and culture of Brunei. 
  • The museum is free for visitors to enter. 
  • Visitors are required to remove shoes and place belongings in the lockers provided.

How to Get There
The Royal Regalia Museum is located on Jalan Sultan, about a 10- to 15-minute walk from the main intersection in Bandar Seri Begawan. Most visitors find that guided tours provide a more cost-effective way of getting around the city, as opposed to taxis.

When to Get There
The Royal Regalia Museum is open Sunday through Thursday from 9am to 5pm, Friday from 9am to 11:30am and 2:30pm to 5pm, and Saturday from 9:45am to 5pm.

The Palace of the Sultan of Brunei
After seeing the dazzling riches exhibited at the Royal Regalia Museum, one can only imagine what the sultan’s palace harbors. The palace, which is the largest in the world, has 1,788 rooms and ample space to contain the sultan’s thousands of cars, including 600 Rolls Royces, one covered in gold.


Jalan Sultan
Bandar Seri Begawan


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