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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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Highly informative

I love how this museum can be very informative about the history, civilization and customs/traditions of Malaysia. The place is spacious enough to take your own pace when going... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Quezon City, Philippines
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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90 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Museum Negara or the National Museum is not a very popular destination for locals. No one talks about visiting the museum and it is a shame to miss out on the country's historical relics. perhaps it is time the museum undergo a revamp and is spruced up the way the Met in New York and the British Museum are done... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love how this museum can be very informative about the history, civilization and customs/traditions of Malaysia. The place is spacious enough to take your own pace when going through the 4 galleries. The richness of the country can be very much appreciated through the illustrations, installations, artifacts and some other art pieces which can be found here.

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Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I would only make a quick stop to have a look through here. Some interesting history and background on the development on Malaysia, but it wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited this museum as it was a stop on the HoHo bus tour and I would definitely not recommend going here. It is hard to believe that this is a national museum as the exhibits were nothing special and the museum does not have any toilets inside the building. Despite paying our entry fee we were... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Similar to KL City gallery, the same can be called a good learning experience. We can learn about the overall human civilization and how Malaysia came into being. A nice place which talks about important events in Malaysian history and also talks about the latest happenings also. Worth couple of hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum has 4 sections, and covers full history of Malaysia. I was impressed when I saw illustrations about the geology of Malaysia and rock samples. Kids enjoyed it and gained knowledge about Malaysia. The gift shop has reasonable prices compared with other touristic places.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very informative place to educate your kids or other family members about history of this counter from and after independent

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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