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Perak Museum

Jalan Taming Sari, Taiping, Malaysia
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Ranked #5 of 9 attractions in Taiping
Type: History Museums
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Georgetown, Malaysia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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55 helpful votes 55 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
26 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Lismore, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I enjoyed the ethnobotanical stuff but few have that passion. Stuffed animals on display. Nice ambience

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

as a local museum we were surprised at the complexity of the displays. the animals looked a little tired but the cultural display was informative. nothing to do with the jail opposite.

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Perak Museum, one of the earliest, if not the first museum in Malaysia was set up to house many artifacts discovered during the colonial days. The architecture and design of the museum is definitely from the colonial era. When we visited it, they had old fighter jets, rail locomotives, as well as old cars from time in memorial parked... More

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Its quite a small place compared to other museum. Similar to the one in Ipoh. Nothing much to see. But they do change their exhibits every now and then.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Friendly staff. Best was the natural science history section. This is a must do activity if you are visiting Taiping.

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