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National Museum

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Address: Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 50566, Malaysia
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+60 3-2282 6255
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Muzium Negara was officially opened on 31 August 1963, on the site of the...

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.

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Unforgettable tour from a simply great guide

In the National Museum, we received an excellent and unforgettable tour from Mrs. Eunice Moss. She was sitting on a bench with her 'free guided tour' sign and asked us if we were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Los Altos Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were surprised to see a lot of information about Malaysia. Particularly the days they did fight against Dutch.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If like us you are a little ignorant of how Malaya became Malaysia a visit to the Museum is well worthwhile. Just avoid the loos which are a disgrace,

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In the National Museum, we received an excellent and unforgettable tour from Mrs. Eunice Moss. She was sitting on a bench with her 'free guided tour' sign and asked us if we were interested. Mrs. Moss asked us what our special interests were (modern history) and started her tour, telling us fascinating things about Malaysia (also about ancient history). She... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

RM2 (RM4 for foreigner) for admission fees is something really low compared to the experience/knowledge you gain here. I was there yesterday ( Jan 7th, 2017). I guess they have renovated this place as it was different compared to my last visit sometime in 2014. If you are non-Malaysian, then I guess you should avoid any packages by third party/agency... More 

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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Currently there is a temporary exhibition about Shadow Puppets held in Gallery 3 of National Museum with a free admission. In this exhibition, visitors will learn about the history, information and the characters of Shadow Puppets which is really an eye opening. I really love seeing the different forms and colors of the Shadow Puppets including those inspired from the... More 

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't expect to see such a properly documented and exhibited collection. A walk through history of Malaysia is enacted in this ground.

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Parit Buntar, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you like history and relics,i guess this place is for you,best attraction are the train engines outside,need to pay for entrance , pay extra to visit the whole museum

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a must place for Museum Lovers though not one of them but still was worth going here and had a very nice experience

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum, but it contains so much and is just lovely. You get a real education of Malaysia and the museum contains some beautiful items.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good place for foreigners to learn about Malaysia history from Malaya and becoming Malaysia, to know the leaders and how we come independent and also to learn about our rich multi racial cultures. There are 4 galleries each with its theme. Once you enter you can help but love the blue mosaics flooring and the sunlight shine thru... More 

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