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Perak Museum

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Jalan Taming Sari, Taiping 64700, Malaysia
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+60 5-807 2057
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I simply love the architecture of this old colonial building. the collections are quite decent and they have closed the upper level; which contains some of the Orang Asli collections due to some restoration of the buildings.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ragu88
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Taiping is a small town, we just wanted to take a short break and slowed down a bit. The Perak Museum is near to our hotel, we took a taxi there and walked back to the hotel via the lake gardens.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

It's nice to know this museum is the oldest in Malaysia and located in Taiping Perak. Established in 1883 by Sir Hugh Low, the fourth British Resident of Perak.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mathaviselvadurai
Reviewed August 6, 2018

the musuem located in the city center. the thing that i like most was the building. they preserve the old building and reuse it as a museum. a good place to know the history of perak.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ana_kecik
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Lots of exhibition but you get the feeling that a lot more could have been exhibited.kept in storage,I presume.opens at 8am. Minimal charges.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mathews k
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

The first museum to be built in Malaysia. The museum has Moorish characteristics as well as a combination of Neo classical and Victorian influence. The museum is rich in ethnological, historical, archaeological and ethamobological collections. A great place to learn of the history of Perak.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GanL
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

The only thing worth seeing is the old colonial building, great architecture, facade looks like a palace. The museum has the normal exhibits/ replica of animals,traditional dressing,old bones,old junks, 1 aeroplane,4 old cars, some trishaws n an old funeral van. Lighting is good n bright.parking...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mohzan
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit. This is Malaysia’s first museum. Architecture is beautiful. Just opposite the prison and very near to the Lake Gardens.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jo-AnnKYTan
Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

This museum had bits in it for everyone. Animals, pottery and cars were the favourites. Open even on Chinese New Year it was a cool respite from the heat. Bargain price of 5 ringgit.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Wendy H
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

There are only few chambers of exhibition. The items are very well presented. But as a state museum - there should be more on the tin mining industry and stories of British rule. There shd be more stories of the world war.

Date of experience: February 2018
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