The Churchill Memorial Museum (again and again and...)

The Churchill Memorial Museum was a favourite visit to many Bruneians in the 1970s and 1980s until it was demolished to make way for the Royal Regalia Building in 1991. I have done a number of entries about the museum but I still get requests about it from time to time. Today, I am not going to write anything about it other than to show the photographs of the museum, plus one of the exhibits which happened to be a favourite exhibit of mine as well as even a Lat cartoon on it when he visited Brunei in the 1970s.







Why was the museum popular? It was one of the few things we had in those days but it was fun. I remembered watching the exhibits of the various toy and model soldiers, the war sounds when you press the button etc, as well as Churchill's booming voice. But the museum also housed the small aquarium (small fee to get in), a reptile exhibition as well as a small exhibition on the history of Brunei (still maintained within the Royal Regalia museum now). It was just fun to visit the museum.

Comments

BB said…
My dad did mention about this amazing attractive museum with aquarium and fun.. It was once an attraction to the city - Bandar Seri Begawan.. :) Thank you for posting this up :D thumbs thumbs up up!!
Kitty said…
I remember the Memorial all too well. One of my fondest childish memories, which alas has faded into the mists of history, never to be seen again.
Anonymous said…
used to visit it several times in the ´70s, when I was with BSP. Looked for it, but could not find it when I last visited a few yrs back. Now I know why ... The royal regalia muz. : pitty they did not include a compartment for old Ch.
Anonymous said…
and indeed the aquarium ...
John Adams said…
I worked in BRUNEI between 1976-1979 and did visit the Churchill Museum which had a complete life history of Churchill's life including a visual imagery of the blitz of London during WWII some what strange but I believe the present Sultan's Father was a great admirer of Winston Churchill.

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