Kuala Lumpur - Museums
National History Museum
Operating since April 4, 1996, the National History Museum houses exhibits of great import to Malaysian history.
A former commercial bank dating back to 1910, the National History Museum enables visitors to discover the wealth of Malaysia's historical heritage through its permanent exhibition of artifacts and materials. The Moorish features and Islamic motifs of this tri-level building blend well with the neighbouring Mogul buildings.
The Museum carries out museological activities such as research, collection, recording and publication in regard to the nation's treasures.
Among the important items displayed are the table on which the 1874 Pangkor Treaty was signed, and the First Federation of Malaya flag raised after the Union Jack flag was lowered signaling the independence of the Malay states from Britain on the night of August 31, 1957.
Exhibits include a 520 million-year-old metamorphic sandstone, a 40,000-year-old homo sapien skulls and an eight-sided gold coin dating back to the 15th century.
29, Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2694 4590/2694 4591/2694 4592
Open: 9am - 6pm, daily