Kuala Lumpur - Museums
Located on the fringe of Taman Tasik Perdana (the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens),
the National Museum is the principal museum in the country. it was set up in 1963
to serve as a repository of Malaysia's rich cultural heritage and as the centre
for imparting knowledge on the country's historical past.
The various galleries housed within the Museum provide interesting insights into
the country's development. They are the Historical Gallery, Metalwork and Musical
Instruments Gallery, Cultural Gallery, National Sports Gallery and Natural History
Facilities include a conservation laboratory, a library with more than 6,500 titles
catering to researchers, students and individuals in the field of archaeology,
ethnology, natural history and other similar disciplines, and a photographic studio
containing slides and negatives on various subjects of interest to the museum.
Thematic exhibitions are held from time to time. On the museum's grounds are static
displays including old locomotives, vintage cars and a replica of an ancientmala
Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2282 6255, 2282 7267
Open: 9am - 6pm, daily.
Admission: RM1. Children below 12 years: Free