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Perak Museum

Jalan Taming Sari, Taiping, Malaysia
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Ranked #4 of 9 attractions in Taiping
Type: History Museums
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Being the oldest museum in Peninsular Malaysia, it has a gallery on itself. Then there are other galleries displaying from animal skeleton to aborigine culture. Minimal entry fee (free for school children) so you'll want to visit at least once.

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Houston
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I'm sorry to say that this is the lousiet museum I've ever visited. Nothing much to offer and it looks and feels spooky too. Probably there wasn't much visitor around when we were there. But since it's free, you go and have a look if you really have nothing much to do. I'd rather go to the waterfall.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The Museum is the 1st in Malaysia, compare historical thing it should be the best place to visit... Not so big for the building, but is a lot of thing to discover inside :-)

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Godd taxidermy displays of natural history plus displays of current cultural features to society and first floor dedicated to aboriginal society Collection of rather expensive old cars

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I had visited this museum, housed in the charming British colonial period building many times since young and yet it still fascinates me every time I return. I have seen it renovated a few times since, improving the comfort level inside, and thankfully the displays inside had not changed much and still offer the rich history of Malaysia. The ground... More

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Since my wife and I last visited in 2012 there have been many changes at this museum with more artefacts on display and improved signage in Malay and English and some rooms have been redecorated. The display on the upper floor of items relating to the Orang Asli tribes is still informative and raises questions about the origin of these... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

the museum offers a variety of culture and history, but misses the British period completely! This was the centre of rubber plantations and not a word about that! The only evidence of the British period are the various vehicles parked outside!

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Lismore, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Worth taking in. I walk everywhere and its a nice walk out to the museum. Definitely worth a look. Solid building. Intersting bamboo boat, wooden face masks.... Right across from the old jail. Several nice ways to walk there. most direct route out of town gos past an old cemetery adjoining church...definitely worth taking in if like me you like... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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172 reviews 172 reviews
73 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

The museum is located in Taiping, approximately 65 km from lpoh, the state capital of Perak. It is situated opposite the Taiping Prison about 2 km from the town centre. If you are driving from Kuala Lumpur, head for PLUS North South Expressway and exit at Kamunting Toll Plaza. From here, go straight along Jalan Kamunting Lama and look for... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Located on the outskirts of town, this Victorian building is Malaysia's first purpose-built museum. If you walk there, you will pass several other colonial-style buildings, notably the Anglican church. Outside, there are various transport items; inside, on the ground floor, the main hall is disappointingly empty; beyond it, there are displays of larger vertebrate skeletons, and along the walls, cases... More

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