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“Pretty ok entertainment on a to hot day” 3 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum Negara

National Museum Negara
Jln. Damansara | Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur 50566, Malaysia
60 3 2282 6255
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Ranked #37 of 101 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Muzium Negara was officially opened on 31 August 1963, on the site of the Selangor Museum, which was accidentally bombed during the Second World War.The main museum building houses four exhibition galleries featuring Malaysia’s history and rich cultural diversity. The Prehistory Gallery showcases the formation of the Malay Archipelago with findings of numerous important prehistoric archaeological sites in Malaysia. There's no need to book ahead, just be at the museum front desk about 10 mins before.Tours are in English - but tours in Malay, Mandarin, French, Japanese and other languages are also available. For the latest schedule, please check the museum website.
Oslo, Norway
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“Pretty ok entertainment on a to hot day”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

It was not the best museum I've ever visited but it was interesting and I was grateful for the good AC inside when it was to hot to be outside.
The exhibitions reign from the earliest pieces of Malay human history to modern day life. Interesting to know a little bit more about the Portuguese colonization. 10 Rm for 2 persons is a reasonable fee.

Visited February 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • Danish first
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Kottayam, India
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“Must place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Wonderful arrangements of exhibits. Air conditioned environment. The Museum covers the entire history of Malaysia. All exhibits are followed by descriptions, interactive videos, voice overs etc…
A must place to visit if you want to know the entire history of Malaysia

Visited January 2014
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Seremban, Malaysia
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“It is a decent Museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Quite an old and big Museum.
As a Malaysian, it is fine to visit but nothing special, honestly.
As a foreign tourist, this is a mini Malaysia, you'll learn all sort of Information and Knowledge in this museum, from Culture to Tradition.
Well, You'll be amazed by the museum, one of the most attractive travel spot for foreigners.
Cheers!

Visited June 2013
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“Lots and Lots of Information! ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The museum offers a look into Malay history from the very beginning, like literally the dawn of the universe up to the present day! I learned an awful lot and left with a new sense of appreciation for the country and its people. There is an awful lot to see for the low price of admission - RM5

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“Brilliant insight on the History of Malaysia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The museum is pretty small but is packed with information about Malaysia ranging from the Prehstoric times to modern history such as Comunisim in Malaysia. Probably one of the best musuem and tourist attractions in K L

Visited January 2014
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