The Royal Museum (Old Istana Negara), Kuala Lumpur

(3.2/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • Good: It has a nice garden to walk in. Some memorial photos of kings and queens who visited Malaysia. Bad: Palace is so modest in furniture and decorations. Actually there is nothing to see and rememb...  more »
  • The Good: 1. Cheap entrance fee 2. Exhibits fairly well maintained 3. Not crowded. There were probably no more than 20 people there when I visited on a Sunday morning. The Bad 1. Terrible website that...  more »
  • recently they convert the official Place of the king to the royal museum and can be visit by the public, quite nice place to those want to know about Malaysian royal.  more »
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  • The palace appeared to have been preserved in situ, with very little in the way of "museum" things (e.g. notes, information, & context) to give explanation on the anachronism that is Malaysian monarchy (I had to be the museum guide for the day). Some "patriotic" slant to the little information provided, adding no value to visitors. Exhibits merely show the hedonism of having ceremonial kings (notice the plural). Foreigner entry fees are exorbitant (typical of Malaysian museum) & public transport access is non-existent (best way to get here is through the path behind the Chinese school).
  • formerly istana negara...this is one of national icon..good for tourist
  • I really love the visit to the royal museum eventhough I only went there because of my school project ;p but I didn't regret a bit.Everything was just sooo pretty!!♡ However the only cons are I couldn't take pictures inside and that just disappoint me:"( I would really love it if only they let us to take pictures:)
  • For malaysians the entrance fee will rm5, while for outsiders is RM10. Child can go for free. Once you enter inside you cant take any picture and there is cctv everywhere which disappoint me apart from they are closing the swimming pool and the car garage. I would really wanted to see them! The main bedroom with the all marble floor for the bathroom is the coolest thing i see here. :P I like how detailed the design for the architecture. :)) The cornice and dome might be covered by wallpaper and it is done very nicely.
  • Not too special. Contains little to no artefacts of any historical significance.