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Muzium Chimney

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Background

Chimney Information Center’s building is located on the historical site of the Chimney Historical Museum in Tanjung Kubong, known during the British occupational period as Cool Point. It functions as a site museum which will exhibit and inform of the history of Tanjung Kubong, especially the history of coal mining which began in 1847 through 1911. Located nearby is the Chimney tower which is of no less importance in the history of the nation.

Collections and Galleries

In all, seven galleries have been created in the Chimney Information Center, including a discovery room. Also displayed is the history of worldwide coal-mining, the scatter of coal mine locations all ove Malaysia, process and methods of coal mining, mineral strata and coal specimens. There is also a gallery related to the Chimney tower which is thought of as mysteriuos by the locals as its real function is still unknown to this day. The history and conservational works on this tower is also displayed. The Chimney tower is a rectangular structure 32 meters in height and wholly built from raw red bricks. This tower is well over a century old and is one of the leftovers of mining coal mining activities in Labuan. It is a historical symbol of pride to the people of Labuan because of its uniqueness and strong foundation, not to mention its as yet unsolved mystery.

Visiting Hours

Opens daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Entrance Fees

Free

Nearby Accomodations

Manikar Beach Resort

Nearby Attractions

Labuan Bird Park, Batu Manikar Beach resort, Coal Mine Tunnel, Batu Manikar Beach, Pohon Batu Beach, Pancur Hitam, Taman Damai, Layang-layangan.

Other Facilities

Car Park and tour bus within museum vicinity.

Location Map

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Address: 
Chimney Museum Lot 2 Tingkat Bawah, Bangunan Tabung Haji Jalan Kesuma 87008 Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan
Tel: 
087-463 603
Fax: 
087-414 462
Email: 
pr.mc@jmm.gov.my

Last update: 17 August 2017 - 5:16pm

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