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Address: Jalan Taming Sari, Taiping 64700, Malaysia
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It's well maintained but exhibits are really limited. There are not much information provided for reading. Overall, it's a little boring for me as there weren't much to see.

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Singapore, Singapore

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Seremban, Malaysia
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taiping residents should be very proud that they have a very nice museum in their town. The exhibits are more than adequate and presentation is commendable, especially the wildlife section. There's possibly the largest collection of animals in a museum, safe the National Museum in KL. Then, there's a very good exhibit on the local populations around Perak, especially the... More 

Thank Lim_Family12
Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

It's well maintained but exhibits are really limited. There are not much information provided for reading. Overall, it's a little boring for me as there weren't much to see.

Thank Arielleeeee_c
Pasir Ris, null, Singapore
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152 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Came by to see what is there. Small museum. Not many things to see. Well kept and clean. Very quiet. You can visit with your loved ones for some quiet time.

Thank Noor711
Seremban, Malaysia
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Nice architecture, good for tourist and school children, at times can get crowded by school visits..

Thank suju99
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5 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

That morning it rained n we were unable to make our trip up to maxwell hill. We drove around n stumble upon the museum. First we wandered outside the museum where there was a world war plane , steam train, old motor vehicles which were all well signed n narrated. Entrance fee was rm5 for foreigner n a mere rm1... More 

Thank Ee M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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228 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Thou it could be done better with more frequently changed theme exhibition - but thou it does not do it that way, it is still a lovely little museum for visitors to visit and to understand some of the history of the region. Besides history, it also houses a wide varieties of animal species for the family to learn. The... More 

Thank Kevin C
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

A refreshingly low entry free gains you access to this interesting museum. Shah Aslan was an amazing achiever and his life story can be seen here. There is a wealth of information on the ancestral line, but the main attractions - for me - were the memorabilia surrounding Aslan; his academic career, his transport museum and his tenure as Shah.... More 

Thank Graham H
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Visited this place because of 2D exhibition. Not so much on history of Perak or Taiping, but generally on Malaysia like traditional cloths, games & foods; old cars; and animals. Fun place to enjoy it with your family and small kids.

Thank Yattleel
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is second time I bring my kids here. Before this, there are exhibit toys in this museum. Latest there have a 3D art to take pictures. The fees is cheap for Malaysian. Only pay RM 2 for adults and FOC for kids for 12 and below. My kids really enjoy to know about Perak History.

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Kuala Lumpur
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194 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Nothing much exhibited here, more about the local culture. The building itself is a very histrorical colonial building, well-preserved. We just spent about 1/2 hour here. The museum is in town and within walking distance to other heritage trail spots.

Thank IntanWan

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