The Sabah Museum has been declared as the state museum of Sabah, Malaysia. It is sited on 17 ha of land at Bukit Istana Lama in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital. The complex contains not only the museum proper, but also an ethnobotanical garden, a zoo, and a heritage village. The primary building also houses the Sabah art gallery. Other galleries cover Islamic civilization, archaeology, and history, natural History, and also include ceramics and Brassware. The task of the museum is to collect, retain, conserve and document ethnographic, archaeological, historical, numismatic, art-historical, botanical, zoological and not forget the mineralogical collections from throughout the state, and to doing research on important and interesting aspects of Sabah’s history, culture, and social and natural history.