Royal Selangor Visitor Centre

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Royal Selangor Visitor Centre is the go-to place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to experience pewter, both as a beautiful piece to be admired and as a craft. Wander through intriguing museum exhibits and witness real-time pewter crafting and end your tour with hands-on pewtersmithing workshops. Royal Selangor Visitor Centre is recognised as one of the top tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur, winning the Traveller's Choice Award by TripAdvisor in 2015.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • celge
    Zurich, Switzerland80 contributions
    Short and not very insightful tour
    I was done in 30’. Short guided tour in the museum did not more reveal than what I could have read myself. The most interesting was the production, but also that was very short and just three steps of the whole process (finishing the goods) were shown. I would have loved to learn more about the end to end process, including aspects such as sustainability and human rights of the workers. It seems mostly a marketing site with the main aim to sell their goods (although you don’t feel pushed to buy some). The café is small and expensive and neither a reason to stay longer. The guide’s English was difficult to understand due to the strong accent. What’s good is the free shuttle service from KL so at least I did not spend money or spend more time to get to this surprisingly short 30’ visit
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 February 2023
  • tumbleweedchris
    Richland, Washington954 contributions
    Skip the Workshop
    The overall reviews for this attraction seem too generous for what the attraction actually is. You will be taken on a free guided tour. The tour is quite short and is maybe 15-30 minutes. It walks through some of the older pewter items in their collection, a demonstration of the pewter crafting process, and a look at the factory floor with many employees at work. At the end, you then have the opportunity to browse the store or sign up for a workshop. We tried the hard knocks workshop, but I can't really recommend that. I'm not sure the leader of this workshop spoke much English. It was mostly a silent demonstration of how to hammer the pewter into a bowl. If I ran into a problem, the leader just fixed it themselves and did not explain to me what to do. You do get a pewter bowl and apron, but I was hoping for more of an educational session and this was anything but. The tour is average if you need something to fill out your time and I'd recommend skipping the workshops.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 25 March 2023
  • Kai Jing Lim
    1 contribution
    Nice learning facility
    The learning experience was a nice one here, friendly guide to show us around the facility. However, what could've made our visit here amazing is if the tour guide paced the explanations better, giving more time for us visitors to take in the art of pewter making. This centre was still worth the trip.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Lisa
    8 contributions
    A museum with a different flavour
    This was an unexpected stop on a guide to Batu Caves. Wasn’t sure what to expect. Met by a fabulous guide named Tan. Tan was very knowledgeable about the history of Pewter and it’s founders. Very clearly and softly spoken. Tan was very engaging and happy to answer questions. I thoroughly enjoyed watching staff/employees working the material right in front of you - You could watch products being made. One of the ladies adding design to one of the cups has been there 40yrs!!! Khyurie (sorry not quite sure how to spell name) was also polite and knowledgeable in the shop area. Would highly recommend if you would like to do something a little different.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 August 2023
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Italo Zamudio
Perth, Australia4 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Our guide Tey was fantastic guiding me and my family around and explained the process of the tin extraction and the fabrication of the beautiful artifacts made of tin.
Written 8 December 2023
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Bruno N
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Friends
Really nice tour, we enjoyed and learned about tin, its production and its history in Malaysia. Howard was a nice tour guide.
Written 7 December 2023
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Tourist03425707622
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Solo
Very nice presentation , nice guide ,nice location, fantastic service and souvenirs , will recommend to my friends to come
Written 7 December 2023
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Mobile29944874705
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
Love the free tour provided, very informative and i definitely learnt a lot from this trip. Big thumbs up to our amazing tour guide Harvard🤩!
Written 7 December 2023
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lilbeanie081
5 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
I liked learning about the history of the centre and seeing people work with pewter up close, I also loved how you can touch a lot of the items and take a feel for yourself. My guide's name is Harvard, nice guy, didn't go through everything the 1st time and so I took a second one without a tour guide, I like the chime section because it's interactive. I hope the centre makes their own souvenir penny machine but with pewter, i'd pay good money for that.
Written 7 December 2023
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Companion62962537859
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
The tourist guide (Harvard) was very friendly and give information perfectly. It was a good visit here.
Written 6 December 2023
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Roving15614924547
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Business
The sculptures were amazing. And the history was interesting to hear. The guide was great too. The tour in the factory was nice as I got to see the process of making pewter things.
Written 5 December 2023
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Voyager16651093734
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Solo
The museum was very interesting! My tour guide, Harvard, was extremely knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend.
Written 5 December 2023
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Harikrishnan M
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
Beyond what we were expecting… informative… tour guide Mr. Harward was really nice and patient to answer all questions
Written 4 December 2023
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Sightseer10737082056
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Friends
Very interesting experience
Good Guide from Company
Interesting Finished
Few interesting products
Written 4 December 2023
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