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National Museum

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Address: Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 50566, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+60 3-2282 6255
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Muzium Negara was officially opened on 31 August 1963, on the site of the...

Muzium Negara was officially opened on 31 August 1963, on the site of the Selangor Museum, which was accidentally bombed during the Second World War.The main museum building houses four exhibition galleries featuring Malaysia’s history and rich cultural diversity. The Prehistory Gallery showcases the formation of the Malay Archipelago with findings of numerous important prehistoric archaeological sites in Malaysia. There's no need to book ahead, just be at the museum front desk about 10 mins before.Tours are in English - but tours in Malay, Mandarin, French, Japanese and other languages are also available. For the latest schedule, please check the museum website.

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Nice local style museum

Definitely a must see. The galleries take you from historic Malaysia where you encounter the various countries who have been involved in the country since ancient times, to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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San Antonio TX
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely a must see. The galleries take you from historic Malaysia where you encounter the various countries who have been involved in the country since ancient times, to present day and the Sultans. The museum reminds me of a local, small town museum and certainly does not have the polish of say the Smithsonian or the London Museum, but it... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited for the first time and was not disappointed. The museum really portrays the journey of Malaysia through history, and at the time we visited, they had a shadow puppet exhibit as well which was really nice. You need a good few hours to appreciate the place but it's worth it.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's an average museum. If you don't know anything about the history of Malaysia, you might learn a thing or two. Unfortunately, the displays and explanations are fragmented and incomprehensive. The museum's potrayal of Malaysian history falls flat and is disappointing. Certain narratives tend to steer towards legends and the mystics instead of actual facts. Would like to see better... More 

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Seremban, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

more on malaysian diverse culture, 1 hour will do, but most of the time there are many school children around for school trips, quite noisy

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right beside MajesticHotel so it was easy to get to About ten mins walk A great museum and filled with facts and figures about KL . I wanted to buy a book but the shop was disappointing . Staff no interest and shelves half full of tourism style rubbish It was worth doing and lots of stands had the sounds... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a good place, not telling anything about the Malaysian culture as I expected, Mainly about some rocks and very generic representation

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty average compared to the other national museums that I have been to in other places. Go if you have time but I wouldn't classify this as a must see by any means - quite boring if I am not, whereas the national museum in Singapore was out of this world!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The National Museum is located near KL Sentral station. It is a walkable distance but we got a little lost and used Uber instead; only to find out that it was a block away from where we were. There's a local and tourist price and price for tourist was only $10rm. The museum also housed locomotives, local vehicles and also... More 

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Saigon, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 hours listening to this passionate guide, who answered so many of our questions. A fantastic experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was taken out here by the inexpensive Hop On & Off bus. Great way to bone up on your history of Maylasia. I'm going to Malacca after this and I found out the ancient significance of that and many other areas. Nice to know what you're looking at when out and about. Now I know what Hang Tuah means... More 

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