Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

(4.2/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Eschew old historical architecture for the sleek complex of glass and titanium that houses Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery. The museum takes visitors on a journey through Malaysia's economic past and the bank's role in the nation's economic development. The art gallery underlines the bank's role as a patron of the arts, with over 1,500 contemporary pieces from all over the country spread out over six different thematic galleries. The museum includes a collection of ancient coins and money explained through multimedia displays, and also taps into the Islamic banking system and its compliance with Sharia Law. The museum and gallery have a special education area geared toward children, plus you'll find a coffee shop and gift shop on site. Using our world travel planner, Kuala Lumpur attractions like Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • An excellent place to visit.However there is severe lack of promotion of this place , IE the train stations and LRT should have this place mentioned.There is security screening as soon as we enter the...  more »
  • This is one of the best museum and art gallery in Kuala Lumpur. I would say it has class of its own. Come and visit while you are in KL. Admission is free! 
  • I was here with a group of friends to celebrate an early Lunar New Year gathering, BNM Museum and Art Gallery made more than anticipated, special arrangements for us, for a guided tour to the Museum o...  more »