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Address: Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang, Ipoh, Malaysia

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Could do with better signage

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2013
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Kuala lumpur
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Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Can you believe it, we went there to visit but too bad it was closed due to maintenance work bit the gate was open. The guard was sleeping!! Maybe next time or never.

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
49 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Penang
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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georgetown
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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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