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Our activities and projects have connections to Sarawak's tangible and intangible heritage


An ongoing project to create a vast digital archive from five generations of Brooke family papers


The Brooke Gallery highlights the people, places and history behind the birth and development of Sarawak.

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Our ambition is to rebuild Sir James Brooke's famous schooner, Royalist, in Plymouth.


There are many ways to get involved with the work of the Trust

The Brooke Trust is a charity with a vision to explore Sarawak's unique heritage to inform, enrich and inspire.

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The Trust continues its work through the generosity of our supporters and is reliant on donations to fund its projects

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  • Rajah Brooke Cottage

    Rajah Brooke Cottage

    The Trust is working with the local community at Peninjau Lama to rebuild the first Rajah's cottage on their sacred mountain.

  • Rebuilding Royalist

    Rebuilding Royalist

    The Trust has now completed a full project planning and costing exercise for a Plymouth build of Sir James Brooke's famous schooner, Royalist.

Friends of the Trust

Friends of the trust

Friends of the Trust have made large contributions over the past year to the development of the Rebuilding Royalist Project, the Brooke Gallery, and the digitisation of historic papers