National Museum

National Museum, Kuala Lumpur: Hours, Address, National Museum Reviews: 4/5

National Museum
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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  • KL Sentral • 5 min walk
  • Tun Sambanthan • 10 min walk
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Kelvin Hoyer
15 contributions
The National Museum of Malaysia
Feb 2020
The national museum of Malaysia is such an interesting place. It is a gem of the country where you can explore the nation with the precious exhibit.
Written 31 December 2020
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Nik N Hasan
Malaysia193 contributions
All about Malaysia
Oct 2020 • Solo
My last visit to this museum was about 8 years ago. It was still the same when I visited today. The 4 galleries still exhibit the same things - the history of Malaysia, Malaysia today, its cultures and the prehistoric era. The ambience looks gloomy, sad and a bit run down.

It has two new extensions, next the the main building, on the Malay World Etnology and Aboriginal, which are interesting. Staff are knowledgeable when asked to explain about the exhibitions - well done.
Written 10 October 2020
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chandininambiar
37 contributions
Gem in our midst
Sep 2020 • Friends
visited Muzeum Negara with some friends on Saturday at the encouragement of Ms Ong Li Ling, a volunteer with the Muzeum.

certainly learnt much. was simply blown away by the fact that our land has been long inhabited by our early ancestors - there is evidence to suggest there were activities about 300,000 years ago especially in the northern part of the peninsula! was also heartened to note that the architecture of the muzeum as well as the external beautiful mural are contributed by the talent of the diverse multiracial malaysians, a testament to the unity in diversity of our national fabric.

certainly much more could be added to enrich the contemporary section of the Museum to reflect the diverse reality of Malaysia.

Li Ling’s guiding was really helpful. She is knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and her wonderful narrative lent much meaning and context to the exhibits bringing them to life. The visit certainly would not have been as enriched without her accompaniment. 5 stars to Li Ling’s guiding effort ❤️
Written 13 September 2020
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Yellow_almonds
Hanoi, Vietnam15 contributions
Impressed
Feb 2020
National Museum Negara - here's one of the most impressive places for me in KL. Many exhibit are the real, and let us know the mysteries of human being's history.
Written 14 March 2020
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BrisbaneTraveller2
Brisbane, Australia90 contributions
Amazing
Jan 2020
We enjoyed visiting the National Museum, just a short walk from our hotel. It is incredibly interesting, with old steam trains on display outside, lovely gardens, and the exhibits are thoughtfully displayed. Highly recommended.
Written 15 February 2020
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waget
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia378 contributions
very limited exhibits
May 2019
the museum is accessible thru mrt. the price is reasonable but the exhibits are limited. i expected to see more since malaysia has a very diverse culture, history and traditions.
Written 15 February 2020
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Alex Burt
4 contributions
Museum free tour
Jan 2020 • Couples
The free tour we received from our loveky spanish and english speaking guide was outstanding. Highky recommend. We came away from museum with a deep appreciation of Malaysian history ans culture.
Written 12 February 2020
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Carole G
Shanghai, China7 contributions
great History museum
Feb 2020
Yesterday I visited this fantastic history museum and my autistic son left the museum. The security staff was so helpful to look for him and assist me to report to police. They also scanned through all the CCTV and could find at which time he had left the museum on hos own. He was found at the swimming pool of a hotel opposite the museum. He left the musum at 2.10pm and he was returned to me by the police at 6.00 pm Many many thanks to the museum security staff and the Police of Kuala Lumpur !
Written 4 February 2020
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Barry Webster
Waipukurau, New Zealand332 contributions
Very nice museum
Jan 2020
The museum visit was included in a guided tour we did.It covers the history of the country in depth.it has a large number of artifacts relating to the various Malaysian tribes.It also has a scaled down model of a Tin mine.Tin mining was the major source of income in Malaysia but is now a thing of the past.
Written 3 February 2020
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Gillian L
Ambleside, UK196 contributions
Interesting mix of Malaysian cultural collections, early trains, automobiles & artwork
Jan 2020
A very large museum with an unusual mix of collections. We particularly enjoyed the collections relating to Malaysian tribes.
Written 29 January 2020
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