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Address: Jalan Taming Sari, Taiping, Malaysia
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Good for education and knowledge of local cultures. Even is a simple museum but well maintenance. And kids will like this place. We visit here after Taiping Zoo, very near.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Melaka, Malaysia

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Melaka, Malaysia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good for education and knowledge of local cultures. Even is a simple museum but well maintenance. And kids will like this place. We visit here after Taiping Zoo, very near.

Thank HappyCowBelle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the attraction of Taiping town. This Museum just newly renovated recent year ago. Another great place to stop by to kill some time :)

Thank Jcyk
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is Malaya's first museum that started in 1883. I visited it twice. The ground level are specimens of local birds and mammals and the upper level showcase the various cultures of Malaysia. In less than 45 minutes, one's may finish the visit. After the visit, i walked along the road that leads me to the main town.

Thank hinchan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Taiping is a small and interesting town,historically linked to the mining activities there.This town has many historical places and one of them is the Perak Museum.One of the oldest museums in Malaysia. Definitely an educational place to bring the whole family especially children when you visit Taiping. Located next to the Lake Gardens.Amazing place to go back in History.Very well... More 

Thank Santhini T
The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Sometimes a museum is a museum of a museum on it's own. That's the case here. Nothing modern around, just old showcases with mostly unreadable explanations. Some natural history with stuffed animals, some folklore, thats it. Good to spend half an hour or so.

Thank Hansje
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I think the historic building looks more interesting than the exhibits inside. There is a RM2 fee for locals with MyKad. The museum is not very large and the directly through the ticket counter is a large hall currently filled with dolls from around the world. Next section is the stuffed animal / skeleton display followed by the highlight of... More 

Thank Danny L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I'm quite impressed by the state of the Taiping Museum.. It is well maintained and there is a good collection of local artifacts.. I think foreigners might enjoy experiencing a taste of Perak here..

Thank Aruna K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Full of historical artifacts. Tremendous!!! Not like others it remains the classic on its own way. Bet you will come again once you entered

Thank mohamed sofian s
Penang, Malaysia
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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.

Thank Isabelle2111
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.

Thank whatisthislife

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