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National Museum Negara

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Address: Jalan Damansara | Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur 50566, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 3 2282 6255
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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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Good museum

Very good collection. Best collections to show the past of a country. Got good historical knowledge about malaysia .

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good collection. Best collections to show the past of a country. Got good historical knowledge about malaysia .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took a free guided tour at the museum. My guide's name was Elizabeth. She is part of the Museum Volunteers JMM. We had a tour for more than 2 hours, but it was worth every minute. Elizabeth was amazing and so passionate! I never got bored!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's of the interesting museum I have been, it explain the Malaysian history very well! With amazing details. I recommend it .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum follows the history of Malaysia from the early prehistoric settles up to the most recent history, including a high level overview of occupations by the Portuguese, Dutch, British and Japanese. There are very few original artefacts here, mostly replicas unfortunately. The information is also laid out in the most arduous and long winded signs Ive seen in modern... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Malaysia has an interesting history and the museum tells it well and is set out well across 2 main floors and 4 halls, each following a chronological sequence. Displays are bi-lingual with Baha Malay (?) and English. (Don't be British and pick up on the grammatical errors). 5RM to get in, so very cheap, but it needs some TLC around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of this newly independent country is amazing. Worth visiting the museum (its very cheap - nominal entry fee), to learn about the rich history and background

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a 2 day pass on the Hop on/off bus and we saw this museum and decided to stop for 20 minutes. That stop easily became an hour and a half as the museum was quite informative and better than many museums from around the world. It was simple yet modern and quite easy to navigate. I loved the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

used the hop on hop off bus to get here and spent a very enjoyable 2 hours learning about the history of malaysia and kl. The museum is well laid out and each gallery contains detailed descriptions of the history of the country and the events leading up to independence. Well worth spending some time here to learn a bit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Malay culture and history in nutshell. Very well planned and exhibited museum. Tells the story of malaysia from prehistoric times to modern day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we visit a country, my wife and I try to learn about the natural history. Today we visited Malaysia's national museum and we were not disappointed. We loved the fact that there plentiful exhibits but not so many that it became tiresome. And we learned so much about the place of ancient Malaysia in the world of the... More 

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