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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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“early history” (17 reviews)
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Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 50566, Malaysia
+60 3-2282 6255
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum has recently been refurbished so the inside and surroundings are very good. I was a little disappointed on the collections inside. There were a lot of replicas. The history and stories told were interesting, especially those of the last and this century. Entry...More

Thank WLT83
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a whole morning before our flight to Penang and decided to give a go at the national museum and learn about Malay history. Since we had time we were happy to discover that the museum offers free guided tours in a number of...More

Thank Mcfulcher
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum has four stages to go through A-D, i recommend a guide as ours- lee lin was very informative, well spoken and funny.(All guides are voluntary). I would recommend this museum because it was great to learn about malaysia and it is also a...More

Thank DaughterofaKING7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent about 1.5 hours looking though the Museum, basic compared to what I have seen in other countries but interesting about the culture and history of Malaysia. Might have been better with a purchased guided tour for extra information or the 10AM one they offer...More

Thank Jared L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the first time I joined Elena, the museum docent or volunteering guide. Being a history student, I always thought I knew what’s in here. I was wrong. I m still learning new things each time I come here. The museum is well organised and...More

Thank Justfood2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent about 45 mins looking at Malaysian history. Quite informative and good exhibits help you understand the country more. A little over patriotic at times but to be expected I guess. There is a station right there. I then walked through the big park behind...More

Thank jahau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I learnt a lot after visiting this place and spent a good 2 hours here. From here the Planeterium is just across the bridge on the other side of the road which is also a must visit place.

Thank Farzana Mughal P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on a tour bus and only had time for a nice quick walk around the grounds. Didn't have time to go inside sadly. Enjoyed the grounds though, very well maintained, clean and tidy. Was nice to go into the traditional Malay house.

Thank SD2606
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A step back in time, enriching you with early human history. Many artifacts to see dating back 1000s of years. 4 different blocks of sites

Thank Steffen E
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to be invited by Eunice, the volunteer in the museum to join her tour. She explained the history very well. I can still remember how much I struggled to memorize those facts in the Sejarah textbook back in the schooling years. But...More

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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
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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