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Address: Jalan Taming Sari, Taiping, Malaysia
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Private Tour: Orangutan Island, Taiping Zoo and Perak Museum from Penang
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Nothing much exhibited here, more about the local culture. The building itself is a very histrorical colonial building, well-preserved. We just spent about 1/2 hour here. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
IntanWan
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Kuala Lumpur

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is second time I bring my kids here. Before this, there are exhibit toys in this museum. Latest there have a 3D art to take pictures. The fees is cheap for Malaysian. Only pay RM 2 for adults and FOC for kids for 12 and below. My kids really enjoy to know about Perak History.

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Thank Ayu K
Kuala Lumpur
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185 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing much exhibited here, more about the local culture. The building itself is a very histrorical colonial building, well-preserved. We just spent about 1/2 hour here. The museum is in town and within walking distance to other heritage trail spots.

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Thank IntanWan
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35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to have a look at the Malaysian culture. It doesn't tell much about Taiping though. Entrance fee is cheap; a short visit to keep the kids occupied; good for primary school children.

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Thank RowdyMonster
Penang Island, Malaysia
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Entrance fee for mykad RM2, without is RM5. New add on for the oldest museum in Peninsular M'sia, 3D art for the kids to take pictures. There are 2 level, have to take off shoes before going to the upper floor. For tourist, its a good info to learn about Perak customs and culture.

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Thank Angeline K
Malaysia
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You won't find much about Taiping and its history here. Most of the exhibitions are about animals, both land and sea and also Malaysian cultures. It's still interesting though. We make it a must to visit everytime we come to Taiping. Tickets are cheap (free for kids 12 and below and only RM2 for adults) so there's no harm in... More 

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Thank alongsj
manchester
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9 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The place was full of really bad taxidermy. There was an elephant skeleton and some british machinary but that was about it in terms of interesting features. There are no facts or features regarding the part Taiping played in the wars, which would have been much more intetrsting than the awful displays that are there. The museum is part of... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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110 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

it was a quick walkabout for us. it seemed a bit dark inside, brighter lights would have made a difference to the atmosphere. seemed gloomy. had a lot of information and artifacts.

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Thank Sunshine Z
Puchong, Malaysia
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Children love the museum so much because of the animals skeletons and exhibits all kinds of animals and species which housed in unique exhibition cases. They are also placed in various kinds of wild habitat environment that is both interesting and fun for kids to see. Kids really learn something out of that. Another interesting gallery is the orang asli... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

By only looking at the building, I could imagine how wealthy and prosperous this area used to be. In most other places, museums are housed in buildings built and used for other purposes before. But people here were rich enough to purposely build a museum more than 100 years ago. Nice to see some artifacts from indigenous tribal groups.

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Thank Barrywuwuwu
Kuala Lumpur
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

some of the displays are really really old. the orang asli section is very good, and a little bit about the Lenggong archaelogical site (the Perak man museum in Lenggong is shut down so this is the next best thing in the region).

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