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National Museum

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Address: Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 50566, Malaysia
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+60 3-2282 6255
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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A walk through history of Malaysia and very informative with quite some amazing collections .Recommend it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A walk through history of Malaysia and very informative with quite some amazing collections .Recommend it

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had expected it would be a great museum in a historical building but Muzium Negara was a bit boring to us with 4 galleries in an old building. The museum was small. The best thing about it was its location: next to a big park and few minutes to KL Sentral.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great museum with lots of information on Malaysian, history and Independance and also lots of wonderful artefacts. Four galleries within the building, two on the ground floor and two on the first floor. I loved the wooden handrail on the staircase to the upper floor. I particularly enjoyed the Malaysia Today gallery which brings you up to date with... More 

Thank June S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is worth it for people who loves history, doesn't matter whether you are a local or a tourist, you will learn a lot about our country here. If you are studying Sejarah (History) like me, you will find the actual objects like the parang keris in here, they also have the batu alat from Zaman Paleotik, they even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were surprised to see a lot of information about Malaysia. Particularly the days they did fight against Dutch.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If like us you are a little ignorant of how Malaya became Malaysia a visit to the Museum is well worthwhile. Just avoid the loos which are a disgrace,

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the National Museum, we received an excellent and unforgettable tour from Mrs. Eunice Moss. She was sitting on a bench with her 'free guided tour' sign and asked us if we were interested. Mrs. Moss asked us what our special interests were (modern history) and started her tour, telling us fascinating things about Malaysia (also about ancient history). She... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

RM2 (RM4 for foreigner) for admission fees is something really low compared to the experience/knowledge you gain here. I was there yesterday ( Jan 7th, 2017). I guess they have renovated this place as it was different compared to my last visit sometime in 2014. If you are non-Malaysian, then I guess you should avoid any packages by third party/agency... More 

Thank Faizal A
Putrajaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Currently there is a temporary exhibition about Shadow Puppets held in Gallery 3 of National Museum with a free admission. In this exhibition, visitors will learn about the history, information and the characters of Shadow Puppets which is really an eye opening. I really love seeing the different forms and colors of the Shadow Puppets including those inspired from the... More 

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't expect to see such a properly documented and exhibited collection. A walk through history of Malaysia is enacted in this ground.

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