National Museum, Kuala Lumpur
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
National Museum narrates the history of Malaysia from prehistoric times, through the rise of the Islamic kingdoms, colonialism, and into the modern era. A mixture of dioramas and historical artifacts bring the past to life. The surprisingly compact and well-laid out museum includes an outdoor section containing traditional houses, ancient burial poles, a steam train engine, and more. The museum complex also encompasses ethnology and craft museums, both of which deserve a visit. To visit National Museum and other attractions in Kuala Lumpur, use our Kuala Lumpur travel itinerary planner.
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Entrance is 5 ringgit, which is a bargain compared to most KL attractions. It's a fairly small museum, with 4 galleries only, but I'm sure all tourists will learn a lot. We were surprised by much of t... read more »
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The museum might only have four rooms but it is well organised, with a good range of exhibits and plenty of information in English. Entry is only 5 ringgits and presents very good value. A small shop ... read more »
It is recently renovated with new exhibits and layouts to show Malaysia's past and present. Facility-wise, the parking space is quite enough for the weekend. There is a surau building situated near the small museum about orang asli and its culture. There are two counter booths but on the recent visit, only one was opened that day. The souvenir shop is nothing to shout about. There is a specialty coffee shop but it was not opened when I came there.
Its an ancient Musilm museum. It will bring you back the past. 5 minutes drive by car from KL sentral. However, you should check its schedule before visiting.
Thought will be interesting place to visit with my daughter during our visit, but it turn up to be a superb boring place. Other than some rocks & skeletons, cn be said nothing else to display. The exhibit really not reflect any history of Malaysia.
Better than expected Museum. Got some very good displays. Still not enough space for everything.
There are some nice narrative displays about the modern history of Malaysia, but overall there is little content and fewer artifacts. Not what I expected for a national museum of a major country.
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