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Address: Jln. Damansara | Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur 50566, Malaysia
Phone Number: 60 3 2282 6255
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Muzium Negara was officially opened on 31 August 1963, on the site of the...

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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A grand museum

A grand museum that showcases the rich history and diverse culture of Malaysia.It houses various galleries with it's own theme.The artifacts and antiques are categorized according... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Iloilo City, Philippines
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unfortunately, I didn't get to see much of the museum due to time constraints, but it is beautiful and has lots to see. The 5 ringgits to get in has to be one of the best bargains in the city.

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A grand museum that showcases the rich history and diverse culture of Malaysia.It houses various galleries with it's own theme.The artifacts and antiques are categorized according to its era.A payment of certain amount is required as an entrance fee.The price is lower for Malay citizens compared to foreigners.You ought to see this place when in Malaysia.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

then go for it, you will learn quite a bit about Malaysian history if you read. For just walking and looking around, I would rexommend beautiful Islamic arts museum nearby.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved the tour. I was there at 10 in the morning. Bought my ticket RM 5 for the museum. Our tour guide, Yunus [forgive me for my bad spelling] was very perky and eager to answer any questions we had. Even though it was just one hour, I got a good overview of the country and places to visit... More 

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Melaka, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The national palace royal muesum (Muzium Istana Negara) is located in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. This was the official residence of the king and queenof Malaysia from 1957 to 2011

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Thank najimudeen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is certainly worth a visit if you are in KL for a few days. The exhibits cover everything from the formation of the peninsula geologically with history ranging from the first inhabitants to colonial times to modern day Malaysia. Exhibits also show furniture, weapons and jewellery that belonged to the King. There is a small coffee shop like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

2 floors, interesting exhibits, well planned, and can be done in 2 hours quite easily. Worth a stop for a first time visitor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While not the Asia Civilization in Singapore, this museum and some very interesting artifacts and displays. We especially enjoyed the Royal Throne Perak in shimmering gold (even if it turned out to be a replica). We could have spent more time there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for the story of Malaysia -- here is where you'd find it -- but then again, one can easily go online to find the information. Does the building itself bring anything to the history -- yes and no -- yes because the architecture is a good mix of the Melayu and the Modern and does embody what... More 

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Thank R L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit as we could see historical progress of Malaysia from old ages to current, U really recommend visiting this museum.

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