A tour of the town will not be complete without a visit to the Sultan Abu Bakar Museum (State Museum) which houses a rich collection of historical items. The museum, located at Jalan Sultan Ahmad, Pekan has valuable antique pieces such as a large quantity of glass ware and ceramics from ancient China. The old history of Pahang, especially that of its ancient kings is well-documented in this museum. Much of the museum is dedicated to the lives of the Pahang royal family. It set in the shady garden a mini zoo, the sultan’s old Cadillac, a traditional kampung house and a houseboat once used on the river.
RM 5 for visitors outside of Pahang, RM 4 for locals.
Free entrance for students and children aged 12 and below.
Address: State Museum, Pengarah Lembaga Muzium Negeri Pahang, Jalan Sultan Ahmad, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia.
Tel: 609-422 1371
Fax: 603-422 1572
Tuesday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday – 9.00 am to 5.00pm ;
Friday – 09:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17:00
Monday – Closed