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National Museum

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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...more
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Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 50566, Malaysia
+60 3-2282 6255
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I really loved spending the two hours I spent in the museum today! I learned a lot and loved seeing the prehistoric archeological displays. Particularly informative for me was the historic context for the city of Melaka and its importance in so many different areas...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mpmilestogo
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very informative and interesting museum if you are interested to learn more of Malaysia and her history!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ulla-Carin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had an hour to kill so I thought I’d check this out. While the entry fee is pretty low, I must say that it was still a bit of a let down. The museum is divided into four sections and this has the effect...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rareuser1212
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the visit, the whole experience will make you feel like you travel to the past. Thumbs up to the management, not only they pay attention to the exhibit item, but they transform the section to make us feel like living in that era.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ainshanley88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made two trips: one to the cultural life museum and one to the larger more archaeological museum. This works well as a separate ticket has to be bought for each. The first has silverware, musical instruments, weapons, clothing and the like. I spent some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AYE T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum but worth looking at if you have an interest in the history of Malaysia. It covers prehistory until independence. Not a bad museum and at RM5 it is a cheap bargin.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To engage with the new generation, the museum might need to be more interactive and engaging to it's younger community before it starts to phase out and be totally abandoned.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mikedott87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

U must visit this museum if you r interested with history. Two floor and 2 big rooms in each floor including Portugal period.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 439farukk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit only if you are a hard core historian. Malaysia has a ver brief history and museum is well-aligned to take you through this short story. Place was not in our bucket list but had a look since we had time. Tickets are affordable. Boring...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tropicaljournal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best national Museum I have seen I have ever seen. Divided into 4parts mainly show cases 4 different eras of Malaysian history. There is a small video available in zone 4, don't miss it. Entry ticket for foreign travellers are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 3, 2019|
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Response from CFEIII | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure they have a storage area, but not lockers
Tan L
December 12, 2018|
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Response from KeyaSampat | Reviewed this property |
Entry fees is RM 5. I took 4 hours to see all the rooms.
Duy N
November 1, 2016|
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Response from Ashwathram r | Reviewed this property |
Its just a walkable distance you nees to cross the KL Sentral mall , there is no pedastrian walkway, be care ful with the speeding cars, walk along the road and you need to climb down the stairs of the crossover brighe and... More