Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
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Learn the history of a modern metropolis at Kuala Lumpur City Gallery. Designed to provide important tourist information alongside an engaging historical narrative, the gallery offers a solid introduction to the city. Admire the collection of photos and paintings detailing the growth and development of the capital from its humble origins in the 1850s to its present day status as a leading light in Southeast Asia. An architectural model of the modern city provides an interesting perspective on the districts and landmarks that make it what it is. Arrange to visit Kuala Lumpur City Gallery and other attractions in Kuala Lumpur using our Kuala Lumpur tour planner.
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  • Unfortunately when I went to the City Gallery (which I did not intend on going to) the main attraction (City Model Show) was closed. But they weren't charging admission so I decided to check it out. I...  more »
  • Note: while this is advertised as free, you do have to pay 5RM to see the exhibits inside. However, you are given a voucher worth 5RM so you can then buy food or a souvenir. After taking a picture at ...  more »
  • You can reach the gallery via the GO KL bus or the hop-on/hop-off bus....make sure you visit the gallery and the surrounding buildings and learn more about Malaysia's history and development. 
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  • There are lots of museums here, like textiles and music. There is a huge square which is lovely for resting in as it has a lovely green area. We got the signature I love KL City picture whilst here as well. Worth a visit if you are in the area or returning from the Batu Caves as a stop off.
  • One of the better city museums I've been too; there's a cover charge but they give you a coupon for the same amount for use in the café / gift shop so entrance is essentially free. Does a great job of explaining both the history of Kuala Lumpur and some of Malaysia, as well as highlights some contemporary art, culture and other projects throughout the city. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area. Walk to the Petaling Street Flea Market from there to get a good feel for the city.
  • It is a place that you must go and take a photo in front of the giant sign "I ❤️KL". Besides that inside you learn how the city is growing and more about their history. The souvenir shop sells beautiful wooden souvenirs, so beautiful.
  • Absolutely astonishing presentation. They have made a smalls scale prototype of the whole city, and explaining the past present and 5 to 10 years projection of the future over this, with a simple but elegent movie presentation. You will feel the KL inside more deeply. This is my third time in this city but i never felt that way about the city. It is a must go. And there is a high quality souvenir shop in downstairs as well. Youbsre paying 5 ringgit and you are using this inside shop to redeem your money. Perfect! Must visit.
  • Free tour was pretty good, and gets you in places you'd normally have to pay for. I think it's worth checking out if you're in KL. They also have a fancy miniature 'diorama' with buildings that show the current and future growth of KL.