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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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Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 50566, Malaysia
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+60 3-2282 6255
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"malaysian history"
in 70 reviews
"colonial era"
in 22 reviews
"early history"
in 18 reviews
"pre history"
in 15 reviews
"prehistoric times"
in 12 reviews
"modern history"
in 9 reviews
"modern malaysia"
in 12 reviews
"recent history"
in 7 reviews
"stone age"
in 6 reviews
"british rule"
in 7 reviews
"guided tour"
in 25 reviews
"history lesson"
in 6 reviews
"colonial times"
in 7 reviews
"ethnic groups"
in 6 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 20 reviews
"interesting displays"
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"kl sentral"
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Reviewed yesterday

For only 5 MYR, you get to experience Malaysia's history. The museum houses so many galleries and exhibits that depicts the past and present day Malaysia. This museum is very informative and is a must for history geeks like me. I absolutely enjoyed my stay...More

Thank Christa Danica J
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want to know more of Malaysian history and cultural background make sure to spend an hour or so in this museum before you travel through Malaysia. As Dutch we came to see something about our colonial heritage and indeed there is a little...More

Thank mindlesspaul
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It might be more interesting to people who are into history or archaeology. it has four sections highlighting the history of the malay people, the colonial period and the modern period. It costs around 5-10 ringgit for tourists (1.5-$3).

2  Thank Gisele G
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Malaysia's National Museum (Muzium Negara in the Malay language) contains, in considerable detail, the history of the Malay Peninsula from the formation of the Earth to the present day. What made it fascinating for us was the enthusiastic, knowledgeable narration by our personal volunteer guide,...More

2  Thank Sara M
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice, not too large museum (£1stg per adult entry!) which brings you, in 4 separate exhibitions, through geographical formation of the country, early years, colonial years and modern Malaysia. Gives a fascinating overview of Malaysia, done in a quite clear way...More

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Great Place to visit , Gives around a great understanding of Malay culture , Tour volunteer/Guide Eunice posses a great knowledge and understanding about the whole museum. Thanks for being our museum tour guide.

Thank Saurabh B
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

This museum is contained within a very interesting building, each gallery has its own focus including the early history with the recreation of the cave scene of the 10,000 year old skull found in Malaysia to traditional Malaysian lifestyle and onto colonial rule and eventual...More

Thank HughMc
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Expected a huge gallery considering its the "National Museum" but there are only 4. Nevertheless, an art patron will surely enjoy it. Not recommended for toddlers and pre schoolers as they might get bored of the artifacts.

Thank Charito A
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Clean, safe and easy access via MRT. Only 5 RM is entry and good activity and cafe. Recommended if you have interest in culture and history. Not a very big museum. I spent less than an hour but you can visit lake as well.

Thank Kamran348
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Nice layout. Has 4 sections each with its own time frame. The middle two are the best giving a history of how this country was formed and occupied. Gives a fairly quick and easy to understand overview of each period of occupation and eventual freedom...More

3  Thank Mike L
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Duy N
2 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
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No dress code. But avoid being scantily dressed, or ultra-short shorts.
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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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