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Perak Museum

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Address: Jalan Taming Sari, Taiping, Malaysia

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Worth seeing in- and outside

When a local friend suggested a visit to this museum, I expected a rather boring morning visit. What a surprise, when it turned out very interesting. There is mainly a cultural... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
CUnow
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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

When a local friend suggested a visit to this museum, I expected a rather boring morning visit. What a surprise, when it turned out very interesting. There is mainly a cultural and a zoological section. Lots of animals that one would never get to see (except in film) are presented, like flying squirrels, or the Mouse Deer, a very small... More 

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Alor Setar, Malaysia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

i have always love this museum. the grand building and good display outside is just something i still like to do whenever i am in town. however, the recent upgrade disappoint me a little. there used to be some information with diorama on how taiping come to be what it is today. but not, there are no more information on... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stopped on a chance and went in. The main hall is full of many, thankfully, old specimens of local wildlife and you could easily miss the fact that you need to go through this to get to the rest of the museum. If you want to learn about Perak and its peoples then this museum is very informative. There... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I had been visit perak museum on November 2014. I had been visited here about 15 years ago. The building remain the same, but the content that been exhibit inside the museum had a very big difference. I love the part that showing all the bones of the animals. It's is a very helpful places for children or even adults.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

for who want to know more about Perak state, this is one of the place you should go. even tho its not too big museum, but you can consider to go here if you have time when visiting Taiping.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a very old museum. You can see the history of the Malayan , In front of the museum is the first Jail in Malaysia. A lot of valuable thing inside this museum.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It was not at all looking like a museum, way below the expectations, being oldest museum in the region

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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35 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The Museum is well preserved, huge parking area, good customer oriented ticket counter staff , friendly security personnel manning the entrance and good ambiance . If you are in Taiping, this is a MUST place to visit and the entrance ticket is a mere RM 2 .

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adelaide south australai
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Ex sultans palace now a museum. Contains interesting exhibits re sultan's history and details of local aborigines. Was given a guided tour by very friendly and knowledgeable guide.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The family enjoyed this - a good way to spend a hour in Taiping. There are elephant skeletons, stuffed jungle animals and even the local rulers collection of Rolls Royce and Alvis cars.

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