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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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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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UK
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Kuala Lumpur
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124 reviews 124 reviews
62 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The museum is housed in a wonderful old building. I like the natural history section, with examples of animals found in Malaysia as well as the skeletons. There's a section on crafts and costumes etc, then you have to take your shoes off to go to the upstairs room. Outside are a few cars and other vehicles. The place was... More

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Taiping, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great museum.very beautiful building and nice place to visit.The Museum is the 1st in Malaysia and compare historical museum thing it should be the best place to visit with family.Good environment.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 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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19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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