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Kuala Lumpur : National Museum

National Museum

Located on the fringe of Taman Tasik Perdana (the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens), top a hill at Jalan Travers, the National Museum is the principal museum in the country.

This palatial building was designed based on classical Malay architecture. 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.

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It consist of a large central main entrance hall that is flanked by two exhibition wings. The two large murals on the exterior of the exhibition wings depicts scenes of the country - the mural on the rights depicts the culture and customs of Malaysian while the one on the left chronicals the historical episodes of the nations.

Enter the vast building through its imposing entrance and you will find an impressive collection of artifacts on local history, culture and customs, art and handicraft, economic activities, flora and fauna, weapons and currencies.

The various galleries housed within the Museum provide interesting insights into the country's development - Historical Gallery, Cultural Gallery, Metalworks and Musical Instrument Gallery, National Sports Gallery and the National History Gallery.

The Historical Gallery traces the different periods in the history of Peninsular Malaysia. The Cultural Gallery is a collection of various aspects of the Malaysian culture, from common everyday pastimes to important ceremonial customs. The Metalwork and Musical Instruments Gallery showcases various objects and utensils from kitchenware and ceremonial ornaments to weapons and traditional instruments of Malaysian music.

Apart from the permanent exhibits, the musueum also holds regular thematic exhibitions, most noteably its Treasures from the Graves, Enduring Beauty and World of Ghosts exhibits that drawn large crowd of curious visitors.

Kuala Lumpur : National MuseumFacilities 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.

Outdoor static displays include old locomotives, vintage cars and replicas of ancient Malay palaces. Representing the museum's raison d'etre are two huge murals flanking its doorway. Guided tours by appointment.

Admission Fees and Opening Hours

  • Opening Hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Opens every day except during the first day of Aidil Fitri and Aidil Adha.
Types of Visitor
Adult Malaysian Citizen
RM 2.00
Elderly and Disabled Person
RM 1.00
Children Under 12 years old (Malaysian Citizen)
Secondary School Student wearing Uniform (Malaysian Citizen)
Secondary School Student not wearing Uniform (Malaysian Citizen)
RM 2.00
International Council of Museums (ICOM) Members
Adult Foreigner
RM 5.00
Children aged 6-12 years (Foreigner)
RM 2.00
Children below 6 years old (Foreigner)

Muzium Negara,Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (03) 2267-1111

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