Brunei’s Department of Museums has officially announced the introduction of entrance fees for three museums that come under its purview. They are the Royal Regalia Museum, the Brunei Darussalam Maritime Museum, and the Malay Technology Museum.
According to the official announcement, the entrance fees will apply only to non-residents. Admission to museums will remain free for all citizens of Brunei Darussalam. The recently introduced fee structure was made effective on December 12, 2022.
For the Royal Regalia Museum, the fee for adults is BND5. The fee for children in the age group of 7 to 11 in this museum is BND2. The fees for Malay Technology Museum and Brunei Darussalam Maritime Museum are BND3 for adults and BND1 for children aged 7 to 11.
Non-residents belonging to any of the three exempted categories will not have to pay the entrance fees. The first of these categories is state dignitaries, government officials, and delegations on official visits to Brunei. Foreign students currently studying in Brunei Darussalam fall in the second category. The third is foreign workers having a Brunei Darussalam Green Smart Identity Card.
It is mandatory for foreign students and workers visiting these museums to show their proof of identity to the staff on duty at the counters. Visitors arriving in large groups have been advised to purchase the tickets in advance for their convenience.