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Address: Jalan Taming Sari, Taiping, Malaysia
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Great introduction to the indigenous culture

Display of Malaysian masks. A couple of short films give an excellent introduction to the indigenous culture. We enjoyed the anthropological gallery upstairs the most. A cool way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Penang, Malaysia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The exterior entices you in then once inside the museum is really dull (masks and stuffed dead animals) better to not pay for entrance and just appreciate the building and planes, cars etc. from the outside.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Display of Malaysian masks. A couple of short films give an excellent introduction to the indigenous culture. We enjoyed the anthropological gallery upstairs the most. A cool way to spend a couple of hours.

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Surat Thani, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Only 5Rm each. We spent about 2 hours in here and it was time well spent. There is a great Orang Asli exhibition and a really informative and well set out room on Malay arts and culture. Natural history section is a bit worn out but information is still good. Overall a great afternoon.

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South West England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I was very pleasantly surprised by the Perak Museum. In my opinion it is one of the best in Peninsular Malaysia. The ethnographic information about the Orang Asli, accompanied by an outstanding collection of artefacts is a must-see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Perak Museum was established in 1883. This museum is the oldest museum in Malaysia. The building itself follows the British architectural concept of the Art Dico kind. Besides learning from the exhibits around the history of Perak, visitors will also be able to see many other collections such as old radio, bicycle, stuffed animals, skeletons of animals such as... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This museum was established way back in 1883 and is the first and oldest museum in Malaysia. It is well maintained and some of the write-ups needs to be corrected. The toilets needs to be clean-up more often. We've been here twice and still find it interesting.....Parking is easy and it's great that there are some push-cart selling ice-cream, drink... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Great range of ethnographic, historic and natural history displays, nicely presented. The temporary exhibition of masks from indigenous cultures was amazing.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The museum was actually the first museum in Malaysia which is opposite the first prison in Malaysia. Although the exhibition there are not as rich as those in museum negara but you will still admire the building itself as it was built by the british and there is actual war plan exhibiting there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I was hoping to learn more about the history of Taiping or Perak.. There were animals, fishes and birds dioramas. Some history and info about orang asli and the cultures in Malaysia. However, I love the building which brings the sense of history.

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Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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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