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National Museum

Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 50566, Malaysia
+60 3-2282 6255
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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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  • Average20%
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Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 50566, Malaysia
+60 3-2282 6255
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Reviewed 6 days ago

In the month of January, I had the privilege of visiting the museum with Ms Lee Lin Leow; she is one of the guides who volunteers in the museum. Ms Leow speaks wonderful English and offered me ample explanations on the history, culture, and traditions...More

Thank PaolaLaFiorentina
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent several hours exploring this museum. 7 ringgits admission (@$2.50Aus) was more than reasonable. I wandered a gallery (there are 4) for awhile and then joined the free English tour. Sometimes, these tours are 'hit and miss' - a highlights tour that goes too...More

Thank kmbh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eunice from the Museum Volunteers Jmm offered us a FREE English guide around the museum at 10am. She took us systematically through each gallery, and was very friendly and informative. The stories and added information she offered were well worth the 7RM entry price, and...More

Thank ohwheresmybackpack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in the country's history, this Museum should be your first port of call. It has a very interesting archaeological ection.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very much focused on instilling national pride while glossing over or skipping uncomfortable truths about attrocities committed by ethnically malaysian, Indian or Arab migrants of Islam throughout the archipelago's history while squarely putting great emphasis on the Portuguese, British and Dutch as having done some...More

1  Thank Mountain S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent place to learn about Malaysia, past & present. 4 halls full of history & information. takes you on a ride to history in days gone by. Nicely displaced facts & figures. Well worth a visit.

Thank Sayeedac1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at 4:00 p.m. on a Sunday -- and the museum was going to close in two hours. Under the impression that the museum was in the same general vicinity as the other sights (the Islamic Museum, the Police Museum), we took a long...More

1  Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Save your time and go somewhere else. It is informative of Malaysia’s national history which is fascinating, but the majority isn’t worth it. Not for kids.

Thank ElektraDarvall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a great visit. The museum takes you back in time to see how old inhabitants of the land lived. It also shows you the different races of Malaysian people and their stories. Among the things you get to see are very rare and...More

1  Thank Muhammad A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

its one place where we can no more about Malaysian's history and it really enlightens many informations about our past.

Thank manjusrisivakumar29
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Duy N
1 November 2016|
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Response from Ashwathram r | Reviewed this property |
Its just a walkable distance you nees to cross the KL Sentral mall , there is no pedastrian walkway, be care ful with the speeding cars, walk along the road and you need to climb down the stairs of the crossover brighe and... More
Lola R
18 June 2016|
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Response from Stay_Strong_Thailand | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. But avoid being scantily dressed, or ultra-short shorts.
5 June 2015|
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Response from bellhana | Property representative |
Yes, please purchase the ticket in the ticket counter. (ex) Rm2 for Adult Malaysian Citizen; RM5 for Adult Foreigner) We look forward to your visiting!!
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