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National Museum Negara

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Address: Jln. 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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Preserving the past

Its a must visit place for museum lovers , it has four galleries ranging with diffrent section , with different exhibits and rare colletibles, phographs and history of Malay... read more

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

Its a must visit place for museum lovers , it has four galleries ranging with diffrent section , with different exhibits and rare colletibles, phographs and history of Malay Meninsula , and the ancient evolution of Malay , Negra , Selangore provine, ANd the Invasion and the lives of the people. Its jus walkable distance from KL Sentral with 5RM... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures, so it's no surprise that this museum has a mix of different cultural histories all in one place, along with a bit of Malaysia's natural history. One of the better attractions of KL and a great place to get a grip of the nation's cultural identity.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The collections need to have an updated presentation style plus the museum is hot, and a few fans would really help. I had to watch my step as the floor is dark and not even in some areas. There are displays from the earliest history to the modern. The main rooms are early history, colonial, independence, and contemporary. There are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It wasn't my plan to have a trip here, it just so happens my roommate wanted to visit the museum, and I didn't have much to do anyway. It turned out to be a good visit. It shows history that shaped Malaysia to what it is now, from the prehistoric times, the life of the royals, the trade, the arrival... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Learnt soo much on our guided tour in English with our hostess Silvia P. She gave an amazing history and understanding of the foundations of Malaysia. There are also tours in other languages.

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Thank Lee G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not too big like many museums makes you more inclined to have a read of what they have. Its a good overview on history of Malaysia from prehistoric to modern times. Cheap entry, takes about one to two hours to complete

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can Hop Off here. The museum is not too big and has four rooms with well presented displays starting with early prehistory and ending with the change from colonial rule to independence. Our visit helped us understand a lot more about this amazingly diverse nation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some museums are boring, some mildly interesting and some like Malaysia's National museum quite interesting. Well laid out, with exhibits grouped by type and relevance. Good quality of exhibits and display standards. Allow at least 2 hours and if you are interested in Malaysia's very divers ethnic make up allow an extra hour again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good on a rainy day, shure, but it doesn't rain so much in Kuala Lumpur ;o) That's why I love the city! People who are interested in history should try to visit the place. It's inexpensive and gives a good overview of the past.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A 30/40 minute activity. The Malaysian current day was the most interesting. The replica scenes in the other areas were more aimed at children. This is an average place to go and very cheap but a bit disappointing for me

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