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Address: Jalan Taming Sari, Taiping, Malaysia

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A nice peek into our Malaysia history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
DanielcyChuah
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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Alor Setar, Malaysia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

i have always love this museum. the grand building and good display outside is just something i still like to do whenever i am in town. however, the recent upgrade disappoint me a little. there used to be some information with diorama on how taiping come to be what it is today. but not, there are no more information on... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
44 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stopped on a chance and went in. The main hall is full of many, thankfully, old specimens of local wildlife and you could easily miss the fact that you need to go through this to get to the rest of the museum. If you want to learn about Perak and its peoples then this museum is very informative. There... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I had been visit perak museum on November 2014. I had been visited here about 15 years ago. The building remain the same, but the content that been exhibit inside the museum had a very big difference. I love the part that showing all the bones of the animals. It's is a very helpful places for children or even adults.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

for who want to know more about Perak state, this is one of the place you should go. even tho its not too big museum, but you can consider to go here if you have time when visiting Taiping.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a very old museum. You can see the history of the Malayan , In front of the museum is the first Jail in Malaysia. A lot of valuable thing inside this museum.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It was not at all looking like a museum, way below the expectations, being oldest museum in the region

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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