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Darul Ridzuan Museum

Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang, Ipoh, Malaysia
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Ranked #12 of 12 Attractions in Ipoh
Type: Museums
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English first
Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a small museum. A good place to take a short walk in the afternoon if the air-conditioning is turned on in the second floor display hall. You do not want to stay there for more than 3 mins. Moreover, contents are very basic.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The artifacts displayed are very basic only fit for elementary kids. One can finishing walking the place within 5 minutes. Only the exterior of the museum is worth taking a look.

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Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is a great place to learn the history of Perak and all the different cultures that meet here along with some artifacts. The building itself is also worth a second look. All exhibits have English explanations which was great, and best of all, it's free! Tips/Notes: - this would be a great place to visit in the afternoon heat... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This museum site is a colonial structure mansion built by tin miner Foo Choong Kit in 1926. In 1950 it was sold to the Perak State Government to house the Department of Works. Then, it was in 1992 that this building finally become a museum. Visitor can learn about the early history of Perak and main characters of the administration... More 

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Kuala lumpur
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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

The building in which it is housed is a well maintained colonial structure. The exhibits tell us about the history of Perak through the ages, including what was, I assume, a model of the Perak Man. The history of tin mining which was the lifeblood of Perak has been well covered. Outside are exhiited vehicles and equipment used in those... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The Darul Ridzuan museum does not get much publicity. Nevertheless it showcases much of Perak's history and some well-kept artefacts. A feature that is synonymous to Perak and Ipoh in particular is the section on the history of tin. Prominent local leaders are also highlighted. The building itself was formerly the residence if a local chieftain, and later used to... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

The building had been maintained in all its colonial glory, with the creaky floorboards purposely left in tact, and its antiquity should be appreciated and clearly understood. Visitant school children were seen to be gleefully experiencing the true meaning of exploring the historical side of Perak and a walk through the museum is nothing short of a visit to an... More 

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Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I find this museum is a shame for Perak people. The authority did not take a good care of it. They didnt care about the interior, the garden, etc. Its so poor that I feel ashamed to bring any of my friends here.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

this is another museum that I like to visit. thay have a comprehensive range of items displayed depicting the life and times in Perak.

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Kuala Lumpur
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149 reviews 149 reviews
73 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Museum has been recently renovated. Interesting display on archaeology but wrong info on some of the displays and the museum "curator" didn't know much.

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